Laura Ghiron, Scale-Up Advisor, ExpandNet

To support E2A’s country-based scale-up work and co-lead the Community of Practice on Systematic Approaches to Scale up, Laura leverages twenty+ years of experience with building the scale up field to help ensure a strong focus on sustainability and scalability in project implementation, management and documentation.

Laura Ghiron, MPH, is Vice President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, a US‐based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and a member of the ExpandNet Secretariat. She spent 1998 to 2009 at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health as Senior Research Area Specialist. From 1998 to 2006, Ms. Ghiron collaborated with the World Health Organization and colleagues in Latin America on the implementation of the Strategic Approach to Strengthening Reproductive Health Policies and Programmes and the subsequent Reprolatina Project. She worked with Chinese colleagues on the Quality of Care Project from 1997 to 2007. In 2003, Ms. Ghiron helped found ExpandNet, a global network of public health and development professionals, seeking to advance the science and practice of scaling up. Since then she has co-organized and co-facilitated several meetings on scaling up, co-edited a book of scaling‐up case studies, and co-authored three guides and several peer-reviewed articles on scale-up. Since 2007 she has been providing scaling up-related technical support to several major projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ms. Ghiron has been serving as a scaling-up advisor to the USAID-funded Evidence to Action Project since 2011, and has been providing scaling up-related technical support to several scaling-up initiatives in Asia, Africa, and Latin America with support from multiple donors including the Gates, MacArthur and Packard Foundations as well as USAID and others. She maintains the ExpandNet website at www.expandnet.net.