Dr. Eveline Geubbels is an epidemiologist with broad experience in applied public health and health systems research, as well as impact evaluation, especially related to chronic diseases. For the past 15 years she has been based in Malawi, Rwanda and currently Tanzania. Dr. Geubbels main interests focus on optimizing the interface between people and health systems and increasingly, on the policy environment of both, employing research methods such as controlled before-after studies, randomized trials, mixed methods observational studies and policy implementation analysis. Recognizing the strong impact of public policies, beyond the health sector, on health, Dr. Geubbels became involved in studies exploring the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health and of non-communicable diseases, using both individual-level and ecological analysis. She has a passion for research capacity building, both through mentorship of postgraduate students and through development of teaching programs, including a Masters course for Applied Clinical Research in Rwanda and Uganda (2008) and the Masters of Public Health Research course at IHI/NMAIST (2013). Dr. Geubbels has proven experience of successfully managing large grants and leading interdisciplinary teams. She is currently combining her research and teaching roles with a research management position as Head of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy department. She holds a MSc in Biomedical Health Sciences from Radboud University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, both in the Netherlands.