Lila Sheira, Maternal & Child Health Program
During her summer internship Lila worked as a researcher with Dr. Caitlin Gerdts of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), collaborating with her international research projects in Indonesia, South Africa, Colombia, and Tunisia. For the work in Indonesia, Lila developed the wireframes for an innovative mHealth intervention that seeks to facilitate safe medication abortion practices among its users. Lila also developed the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial in Colombia that seeks to test the feasibility of text-based follow-up post medication abortion. Lila also collaborated on the translation and development of study tools for the Global Turnaway Study, which has pilot studies currently ongoing in Colombia, South Africa, and Tunisia.