- Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
- Associate Dean of Educational Programs
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- BS, 1980 University of KwaZulu-Natal
- MBBCH, 1989 University of the Witwatersrand
- FCCH, 1999 Colleges of Medicine, (Public Health) South Africa
- MBA, 2002 University of Cape Town
Honors & Awards
Provost Senior Faculty Teaching Scholar 2022-2023
Mailman School of Public Health ISP and Leadership Teaching Award 2018
Mailman School of Public Health ISP and Leadership Teaching Award 2017
- Global Human Resources for Health
- Innovation in Public Health Education
- Maternal Health
- Systems Thinking
Pirani S. Arana M, Bhaskar S, de Pinho H, Hale B, Murrman M. Incorporating Systems Thinking Approaches into Practice Based Training to Strengthen Policy-Making Skills. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. J Public Health Manag Pract 2022 Sep-Oct;28(5 Suppl 5):S249-S253.
Lembani M, de Pinho H, Delobelle P, Zarowsky C, Mathole T, Ager A. A Guide for Participatory Systems Analysis using a Group Model Building Approach. SAGE Research Methods: Cases Medicine & Health. Published online 2020 https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529735123
Lembani M, de Pinho H, Delobelle P, Zarowsky C, Mathole T, Ager A Understanding key drivers of performance in the provision of maternal health services in eastern cape, South Africa: a systems analysis using group model building. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Nov 29;18(1):912. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3726-1.
Rabkin M, de Pinho H, Michaels- Strasser S, Naitore D, Rawat A, Topp SM. Strengthening the health workforce to support integration of HIV and non-communicable disease services in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS, 2018 Jul 1 Suppl 1: S47-S54 doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001895
H. de Pinho. Mapping complex systems of population health. Chapter 6 in Systems Science and Population and Health. Eds. Abululrahman El-Sayed, Sandro Galea and. Oxford University Press. Published 2017.
Ng'ang'a N, Byrne MW, Kruk ME, Shemdoe A, de Pinho H. District health manager and mid-level provider perceptions of practice environments in acute obstetric settings in Tanzania: a mixed-method study. Hum Resour Health. 2016 Aug 8;14(1):47. doi: 10.1186/s12960-016-0144-5.
Alastair K. Ager, Martina Lembani, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Garba Mohammed Ashir, Ahmad Abdulwahab, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle, and Christina Zarowsky. Health Service Resilience in Yobe State, Nigeria in the Context of the Boko Haram Insurgency: A Systems Dynamics Analysis Conflict and Health 2015 Oct 5;9:30. doi: 0.1186/s13031-015-0056-3. eCollection 2015.
H. de Pinho. Towards the 'Right' Reforms: The impact of health Sector reforms on sexual and reproductive health. Development, 2005 Vol 48 (4), 61-68.
Global Health Activities
Health Systems Strengthening for Equity, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania: The Power and Potential of Midlevel Providers, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania: Health Systems Strengthening for Equity (HSSE): The Power and Potential of Mid-level Providers was a four-year project, launched in 2007. The aim of the project was to support health system strengthening for equity in Africa by building an evidence base on the role of mid-level providers and non-physician clinicians in maternal and newborn health and promoting greater political leadership and critical policy action on their use.
Translating Research into Action (TRAction), Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malai: The aims of this research were to collect and analyze data on Associate Clinician utilization in each of the four countries, draft case studies on implementation in each context, develop guidance notes for countries considering task-shifting programs, and introduce task shifting cadres and issues in new fora.