Nancy Puttkammer, MPH, PhD, has interests in strengthening health information systems and promoting data use to improve the quality of health programs in resource-limited settings. Dr. Puttkammer is trained as a health services researcher, specializing in using observational, routinely collected data from electronic medical records (EMRs) to strengthen HIV care and treatment programs.
In her capacity as a Research and Evaluation Advisor at I-TECH and an Assistant Professor in the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health, Dr. Puttkammer works with health information systems and training projects in Haiti, Kenya, and South Africa to improve large-scale implementation of EMRs, evaluate data quality and data use, support data analyses, and develop capacity for data use and implementation science research among colleagues and counterparts. She also teaches and mentors Masters and Doctoral students at UW on mixed methods in research and program evaluation. She has worked with HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean for more than 20 years.