M E Kruk

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi 'Big push' to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and zambia enhanced health systems but lacked a sustainability plan
    Margaret E Kruk
    Margaret E Kruk is an assistant professor of health policy and management and director of the Better Health Systems Initiative at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1058-66. 2014
  2. pmc Essential surgery at the district hospital: a retrospective descriptive analysis in three African countries
    Moses Galukande
    Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS Med 7:e1000243. 2010
  3. pmc Differences in preferences for rural job postings between nursing students and practicing nurses: evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Resour Health 11:22. 2013
  4. pmc Preferences for working in rural clinics among trainee health professionals in Uganda: a discrete choice experiment
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:212. 2012
  5. doi Globalisation and global health governance: implications for public health
    Margaret E Kruk
    Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Glob Public Health 7:S54-62. 2012
  6. doi PEPFAR programs linked to more deliveries in health facilities by African women who are not infected with HIV
    Margaret E Kruk
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1478-88. 2012
  7. pmc The role of health systems and policies in promoting safe delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a multilevel analysis
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:645-50. 2012
  8. pmc Key factors leading to reduced recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote areas of Ghana: a qualitative study and proposed policy solutions
    Rachel C Snow
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, 1415 Washington Heights, USA
    Hum Resour Health 9:13. 2011
  9. pmc Willingness to work in rural areas and the role of intrinsic versus extrinsic professional motivations - a survey of medical students in Ghana
    Peter Agyei-Baffour
    Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    BMC Med Educ 11:56. 2011
  10. pmc For money or service?: a cross-sectional survey of preference for financial versus non-financial rural practice characteristics among Ghanaian medical students
    Jennifer C Johnson
    University of Michigan Center for Global Health, Galleria Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:300. 2011

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Publications29

  1. ncbi 'Big push' to reduce maternal mortality in Uganda and zambia enhanced health systems but lacked a sustainability plan
    Margaret E Kruk
    Margaret E Kruk is an assistant professor of health policy and management and director of the Better Health Systems Initiative at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1058-66. 2014
    ..Sustaining and scaling up early gains of similar big push initiatives requires longer-term commitments and a clear plan for transition to national control. ..
  2. pmc Essential surgery at the district hospital: a retrospective descriptive analysis in three African countries
    Moses Galukande
    Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS Med 7:e1000243. 2010
    ..This study investigated the scope of surgery conducted at district hospitals in three sub-Saharan African countries...
  3. pmc Differences in preferences for rural job postings between nursing students and practicing nurses: evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Resour Health 11:22. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Preferences for working in rural clinics among trainee health professionals in Uganda: a discrete choice experiment
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:212. 2012
    ..It is important that governments consider health worker preferences in crafting policies to address attraction and retention in underserved areas...
  5. doi Globalisation and global health governance: implications for public health
    Margaret E Kruk
    Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Glob Public Health 7:S54-62. 2012
    ..These trends pose new challenges and opportunities for global public health, which is centrally concerned with identifying and addressing threats to the health of vulnerable populations worldwide...
  6. doi PEPFAR programs linked to more deliveries in health facilities by African women who are not infected with HIV
    Margaret E Kruk
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1478-88. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc The role of health systems and policies in promoting safe delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a multilevel analysis
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:645-50. 2012
    ..Macrosocial factors increase utilization of attended delivery and may be more efficient in reducing maternal mortality than are interventions aimed at individual women...
  8. pmc Key factors leading to reduced recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote areas of Ghana: a qualitative study and proposed policy solutions
    Rachel C Snow
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, 1415 Washington Heights, USA
    Hum Resour Health 9:13. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  9. pmc Willingness to work in rural areas and the role of intrinsic versus extrinsic professional motivations - a survey of medical students in Ghana
    Peter Agyei-Baffour
    Department of Community Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
    BMC Med Educ 11:56. 2011
    ..This paper assesses the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on willingness to accept postings to deprived areas among medical students in Ghana...
  10. pmc For money or service?: a cross-sectional survey of preference for financial versus non-financial rural practice characteristics among Ghanaian medical students
    Jennifer C Johnson
    University of Michigan Center for Global Health, Galleria Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:300. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of preference for rural job characteristics among fourth year medical students in Ghana...
  11. pmc Population preferences for health care in liberia: insights for rebuilding a health system
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY 10032, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:2057-78. 2011
    ..This suggests that investments in improved competence of providers and availability of medicines may increase population utilization of essential services as well as promote better clinical outcomes...
  12. doi Which doctor?: Determinants of utilization of formal and informal health care in postconflict liberia
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Med Care 49:585-91. 2011
    ..Liberia is rebuilding its health system after a lengthy civil war in which traditional health care was the only reliable source of care...
  13. doi Equity and the child health Millennium Development Goal: the role of pro-poor health policies
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:327-33. 2011
    ..As a result, there is a call for explicitly pro-poor health programming in efforts to reach the child health Millennium Development Goals...
  14. pmc Availability of essential health services in post-conflict Liberia
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, 600 W 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 88:527-34. 2010
    ..To assess the availability of essential health services in northern Liberia in 2008, five years after the end of the civil war...
  15. doi Community and health system factors associated with facility delivery in rural Tanzania: a multilevel analysis
    Margaret E Kruk
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 600 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Health Policy 97:209-16. 2010
    ..This study estimated the contribution of individual and community factors in explaining variation in the use of health facilities for childbirth in rural Tanzania...
  16. doi HIV and health systems: research to bridge the divide
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S120-3. 2011
    ..To build an evidence base to support current and future health systems and policy, researchers need to move from retrospective studies to prospective research and adopt innovative study designs and analytic methods...
  17. doi Women's preferences for obstetric care in rural Ethiopia: a population-based discrete choice experiment in a region with low rates of facility delivery
    M E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:984-8. 2010
    ..In this study, women's preferences for attributes of health facilities for delivery in rural Ethiopia were investigated...
  18. pmc Human resource and funding constraints for essential surgery in district hospitals in Africa: a retrospective cross-sectional survey
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Med 7:e1000242. 2010
    ..This study described the range of providers of surgical care and anesthesia and estimated the resources dedicated to surgery at district hospitals in three African countries...
  19. doi Bypassing proximal health care facilities for acute care: a survey of patients in a Ghanaian Accident and Emergency Centre
    A Q Yaffee
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 17:775-81. 2012
    ..To characterise the population that presents to the Accident and Emergency Centre (AEC) at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and to identify risk factors associated with bypassing proximal care facilities...
  20. pmc Persistent psychopathology in the wake of civil war: long-term posttraumatic stress disorder in Nimba County, Liberia
    Sandro Galea
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1745-51. 2010
    ..We assessed the geographical distribution of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in postconflict Nimba County, Liberia, nearly 2 decades after the end of primary conflict in the area, and we related this pattern to the history of conflict...
  21. doi Source of antenatal care influences facility delivery in rural Tanzania: a population-based study
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:879-85. 2009
    ..METHOds: We selected a population-representative sample of households in a rural district of western Tanzania. Women who had given birth within five years were asked about their most recent delivery and antenatal care...
  22. pmc Women's preferences for place of delivery in rural Tanzania: a population-based discrete choice experiment
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1666-72. 2009
    ..We fielded a population-based discrete choice experiment (DCE) in rural western Tanzania, where only one third of women deliver children in a health facility, to evaluate health-system factors that influence women's delivery decisions...
  23. doi User fee exemptions are not enough: out-of-pocket payments for 'free' delivery services in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1442-51. 2008
    ..To identify the main drivers of costs of facility delivery and the financial consequences for households among rural women in Tanzania, a country with a policy of delivery fee exemptions...
  24. doi Bypassing primary care facilities for childbirth: a population-based study in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, 109 Observatory Road, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
    Health Policy Plan 24:279-88. 2009
    ..Investing in improved quality of care in primary care facilities may reduce bypassing and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system in providing coverage for facility delivery in rural Africa...
  25. doi Village characteristics associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms in postconflict Liberia
    Peter C Rockers
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Epidemiology 21:454-8. 2010
    ..Group-level factors may be associated with mental health. We assessed whether various village-level variables were associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms in a resettled postconflict population in Liberia...
  26. doi Emergency preparedness and public health systems lessons for developing countries
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:529-34. 2008
    ....
  27. ncbi Health care financing and utilization of maternal health services in developing countries
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
    Health Policy Plan 22:303-10. 2007
    ....
  28. doi Rebuilding health systems to improve health and promote statebuilding in post-conflict countries: a theoretical framework and research agenda
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Health Management and Policy, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:89-97. 2010
    ..We review the conceptual basis and extant empirical evidence for these mechanisms, identify knowledge gaps, and suggest a research agenda...
  29. pmc Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights M3166 SPH II, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 88:333-41. 2010
    ..To determine how specific job attributes influenced fourth year medical students' stated preference for hypothetical rural job postings in Ghana...