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Christina Synowiec

Program Director

Christina Synowiec is a program director on the learning and experimentation team at Results for Development. She joined R4D in September 2012 and has worked across the organization’s health, education, early childhood development, and child protection initiatives. Previously, she was at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she earned her MSc in Public Health as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

Ms. Synowiec works on R4D’s growing portfolio of program monitoring, learning, and evaluation initiatives to support internal learning opportunities for our health and education programs – called our Learning Lab approach. R4D has applied this approach in partnership with a range of partners including Mobile Creches, the UBS Optimus Foundation, Worldreader, and Pearson. Ms. Synowiec and team are now partnering with USAID’s Global Development Lab to pilot Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) with up to 15 pilots to address the need for systematic approaches to learning and adaptation.

Prior to joining R4D in 2010, Ms. Synowiec was a Senior Research Analyst at the Advisory Board Company, where she designed and executed best practice research studies analyzing key economic and political trends affecting U.S. hospitals. She has field experience in Latin America, conducting research on internal displacement in Nicaragua and Colombia and leading international delegations to Mexico and Venezuela. As a Fulbright Grantee, she also lived in South Korea in the Jeollanam-do province. Ms. Synowiec holds a Bachelors of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (Magna Cum Laude) specializing in international human rights from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Articles and other publications

Bhattacharyya, O., Wu, D., Mossman, K. et al. Criteria to assess potential reverse innovations: opportunities for shared learning between high- and low-income countries. Global Health 13, 4 (2017).

Krubiner, C., Salmon, M., Synowiec, C., Lagomarsino, G. 2015. Investing in Nursing and Enterprise: Empowering women and strengthening health systems – A Landscaping Study of Innovations in Low and Middle Income Countries. Nursing Outlook.

Lewis, T., Synowiec, C., Lagomarsino, G., Schweitzer, J. 2012. E-health in low- and middle-income countries: findings from the Center for Health Market Innovations. Bull World Health Organ 90: 332-340. (50 Citations)

Schweitzer, Julian and Synowiec, Christina. The Economics of eHealth and mHealth. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, Volume 17 (May 2012) – Issue sup 1.

Viswanath K, Synowiec C and Agha S. Responsive feedback: Towards a new paradigm to enhance intervention effectiveness [version 2; peer review: 4 approved]. Gates Open Res 2019, 3:781

Ettenger, Allison and Synowiec, Christina. The Center for Health Market Innovations. Adapting What Works in Primary Care. Washington, DC: Results for Development, 2016.

Next-Generation Tumor Site Strategy, Volume I, Achieving Best-in-Class Clinical Performance Through Principled Program Development, Research Report, January 11, 2010.

Next-Generation Tumor Site Strategy Vol. II, Developing Site-Specific Centers of Excellence, Research Report, March 23, 2010.

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