Dr Garrett Mehl - HETT 2020

Dr Garrett Mehl

World Health Organisation

Dr Mehl leads research on digital health innovations at WHO. He leads evidence synthesis and guidelines development through the WHO Technical and Evidence Review Group on mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health ( mTERG), and is co lead of the Health Data Collaborative Working Group on Digital Health and Interoperability that focuses on supporting
country-level investments into standards based digital health information systems. Additionally, He is the principal scientist coordinating the THRIVE (Technologies for Health Registries, Information, and Vital Events) Consortium multisite research trial of the Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP; www.smartregister.org ) that focuses on validating and adapting across multiple countries the use of digital registries for improving frontline health worker service delivery of essential interventions across the continuum of care. Previously, Dr. Mehl coordinated research and evaluation on adolescents in the WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health; and contributed to the development of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Previously, he worked at the Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and the International Eye Foundation. Dr Mehl holds doctoral and masters degrees in International Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has lived and worked on health in developing countries for over 15 years.