Eveline Geubbels

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Muhas don is new IHI board member

Prof. Kaaya. Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Prof. Sylvia Kaaya member of the IHI Board of Trustees (BOT) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The appointment …

Marcel steps down from IHI boards

Prof. Marcel Tanner has stepped down as Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Board of Governors (BOG) effective Wednesday January 10, 2018. The Former …

Recent Projects

Development of a new tool for malaria mosquito surveillance to improve vector control

Malaria transmission is influenced not only by vector abundance, but as well by demographic traits such as vector species and age structure, as these influence the intensity by which the …

Demonstrating complete disruption of residual malaria transmission by eliminating Anopheles funestus mosquitoes from rural Tanzanian villages

In rural south-eastern Tanzania, where malaria prevalence has reduced by >60% since 2000, low-to-moderate transmission still persists despite very high coverage with long-lasting insecticidal bednets. Like in most residual transmission …

Eveline Geubbels

Research Scientist and Head of Health Systems, Impact Evaluation & Policy

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.

View Dr. Geubbels’s Research Publications and Interest


Understanding and enhancing approaches to quality improvement in small and medium sized private facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Health systems governance for inclusive and sustainable social health protection in Ghana and Tanzania

Evaluation of integrated nutrition interventions in Tanzania

Analysing longitudinal population-based HIV/AIDS data in Africa

Impact of community-based HIV/AIDS services on antiretroviral therapy retention and adherence in Tanzania

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