Heather Lanthorn


Heather is an Associate Director at IDinsight, based in the United States.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Heather served as an Evaluation Specialist for the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Ghana. Her work at IPA focused on malaria medication completion in northern Ghana. She also interned in Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization with Stop TB in Geneva and was an Americorps VISTA volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco.

Heather holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude and honors, in Anthropology with minors in Health Policy and Administration and Neuroscience from Wake Forest University. She also holds a Masters in Public Health (department of Health Behavior and Health Education) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Doctorate of Science (health systems track in Global Health and Population department) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

List of Projects

Selected Publications

  • “The Impact of Text Message Reminders on Adherence to Antimalarial Treatment in Northern Ghana: A Randomized Trial” (with Julia R. G. Raifman , Slawa Rokicki, Günther Fink). PLoS One, October 28, 2014. (Article)