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Alison Connor (Kenya)

Director II and Director of Health

Leads IDinsight's health portfolio and talent development, committed to use data to improve access to quality healthcare.

Alison Connor is the Director of Health at IDinsight, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Alison leads IDinsight’s health strategy, identifying new opportunities in the health sector and providing expertise to health projects across all IDinsight offices. Previously, Alison was based in Zambia with IDinsight for 2.5 years. Her past projects include a community-based cluster RCT on childhood immunization financial incentives in rural Nigeria, a learning partnership with the government on Ethiopia, and several demand-focused evaluations with the government of Zambia in both health and social protection. Alison was also a founding member of IDinsight’s technical team and has led internal training and professional development initiatives for the organization.

Prior to joining IDinsight, Alison completed a community-based cohort study in rural Nepal for her dissertation, measuring the prevalence of misuse of uterotonics during labor and delivery and the adverse health consequences for mothers and newborns.

Alison holds a BA in Government from Harvard University and a PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.