Laura Ghiron

Laura Ghiron is Vice President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access, a US‐based non‐profit organization, and a member of the ExpandNet Secretariat. She spent 1998-2009 at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the last five as Senior Research Area Specialist. From 1998-2006, 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 1997‐2007. In 2003 Ms. Ghiron helped found ExpandNet, which is a global network of public health professionals that has sought to advance the science and practice of scaling up. Since then she has co-organized and co-facilitated several meetings on scaling up, edited a book of scaling‐up case studies, and co-authored three guides and peer-reviewed articles on scale-up. She has been providing scaling up-related technical support to several major efforts in Asia, Africa, and Latin America since 2007. In 2011, Ms. Ghiron began serving as a scaling-up advisor to E2A, and to the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin Project (HoPE-LVB) to help the latter project team ensure a strong focus on sustainability and scalability in project implementation.