2022-2023 Publication Mentorship Programme

In January 2022, HSG and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (The Alliance), in close collaboration with Health Policy and Planning, invited applications from early-career women based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) working on health policy and systems research (HPSR), looking to publish their research for the first time in a global peer-reviewed journal, but requiring guidance and support to submit a publishable manuscript.

13 Mentees have been selected, welcomed into the program this year and paired with their Mentors.

See below for Mentee and Mentor profiles and stay tuned for more information about the programme and updates.

2022-2023 Programme Mentees

Faten Asda

Faten Asda

Mentee

Usiakutin Ata

Usiakutin Ata

Mentee

Gloria Benny

Gloria Benny

Mentee

Rittika Brahmachari

Rittika Brahmachari

Mentee

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Mentee

Maryam Chilumpha

Maryam Chilumpha

Mentee

Renu Insan

Renu Insan

Mentee

Ruth Kapanga

Ruth Kapanga

Mentee

Nikol Mayo

Nikol Mayo

Mentee

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Mentee

Linet Okoth

Linet Okoth

Mentee

Mildred Silikpoh

Mildred Silikpoh

Mentee

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Mentee

Faten Asda

Faten Asda

Mentee

"I found this opportunity valuable as it will guide me to learn systematically how to spread knowledge that I believe is a corner stone in formulating evidence based effective policies."

Usiakutin Ata

Usiakutin Ata

Mentee

"The HSG programme is a great platform to develop capacity to effectively write publication worthy papers. Through this platform, I will gain the skill set required to deliver clear exciting scientific messages, and write manuscripts suitable for high impact journals."

Gloria Benny

Gloria Benny

Mentee

"I applied to the mentorship program hoping to be mentored by an incredible researcher and to get my work published in a prestigious journal. Gaining exposure to varied research perspectives and getting connected to researchers across continents also motivated me."

Rittika Brahmachari

Rittika Brahmachari

Mentee

"I am very excited that I got this amazing opportunity where,I will get a mentor who will help in developing the skills required to produce high-quality manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal, I think this is a dream come."

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Victoria Del Pilar Chicmana Zapata

Mentee

"I feel really excited and happy to be part of HSG mentorship. I am facing several challenges for being as young woman researcher, so I believe the program would help me overcome these challenges."

Maryam Chilumpha

Maryam Chilumpha

Mentee

"I applied for this programme with the hope of gaining, knowledge, skills and experience on manuscript development for global peer-viewed journals as a lead author. I look forward to getting the best support and guidance from my highly experienced mentor."

Renu Insan

Renu Insan

Mentee

"It is a matter of immense pleasure and excitement to be a part of this cohort in which I am looking forward to invest my capabilities to enhance the overall skillsets I possess."

Ruth Kapanga

Ruth Kapanga

Mentee

"I believe that the knowledge and expertise that I will be exposed to through this programme will empower me with the necessary skills and confidence to start publishing my work."

Nikol Mayo

Nikol Mayo

Mentee

"I am excited to be part of such a wonderful group of professionals interested in the field of health policy and systems research. As an early-career public health researcher, this is a valuable step."

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Mentee

"This avails me a great opportunity to develop good writing skills which will remain valuable throughout my career. Also, to increase confidence in interpreting and communicating evidence to support health systems policy research, thus contributing towards an efficient health system."

Linet Okoth

Linet Okoth

Mentee

"I applied to this year's publication mentorship program to disseminate knowledge on adolescent  health services to a large audience using varied methods to inform the reverse of poor health trends in the cohort. A challenge that has persisted for decades."

Mildred Silikpoh

Mildred Silikpoh

Mentee

"I feel excited yet humbled to have been selected for this illustrious program. As part of these thirteen phenomenal young women striving to contribute to current evidence around health systems strengthening and policy reforms through research is an invaluable experience."

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Thenjiwe Sisimayi

Mentee

"I feel encouraged and optimistic that by the end of the program I would have acquired skills to write and publish in high impact peer reviewed journals and contribute to public health systems strengthening, policy & research."

2022-2023 Programme Mentors

Ama Fenny

Ama Fenny

Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana

Anne-Marie Turcotte Tremblay

Anne-Marie Turcotte Tremblay

Laval University & VITAM research center

Benjamin Uzochukwu

Benjamin Uzochukwu

University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu campus

Catherine Goodman

Catherine Goodman

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Devaki Nambiar

Devaki Nambiar

George Institute for Global Health

Dina Balabanova

Dina Balabanova

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Emma Sacks

Emma Sacks

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

George Gotsadze

George Gotsadze

Curatio International Foundation

Kerry Scott

Kerry Scott

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & the University of Manitoba

Roberto Ariel Abeldano Zuniga

Roberto Ariel Abeldano Zuniga

University of Sierra Sur, Mexico

Robyn Preston

Robyn Preston

CQ University, Australia

Sally Theobald

Sally Theobald

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Sara Ardila-Gomez

Sara Ardila-Gomez

Researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. Faculty, School of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires. Chair of Emerging Voices for Global Health.

Ama Fenny

Ama Fenny

Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana

Being an academic and having worked in various consultancy roles in Ghana and other countries in Africa, my aim is to empower my mentee and other women with the requisite skills to be successful global health experts and mentor others.

Anne-Marie Turcotte Tremblay

Anne-Marie Turcotte Tremblay

Laval University & VITAM research center

I wanted to participate in this important programme in order to support the development of strong women working in global health who wish to disseminate their research findings. Publication is an empowering process.

Benjamin Uzochukwu

Benjamin Uzochukwu

University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu campus

I wanted to participate in this important programme in order to support the development of strong women working in global health who wish to disseminate their research findings. Publication is an empowering process.

Catherine Goodman

Catherine Goodman

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

I remember very well the support I received from my mentors when I published my first paper over two decades ago (!), and I'd really like to give similar guidance to the up-and-coming health systems researchers of the future.

Devaki Nambiar

Devaki Nambiar

George Institute for Global Health

This program has been highly nurturing for me as a mentor and also helped me be part of a global sisterhood. I am keen to help amplify its reach and impact.

Dina Balabanova

Dina Balabanova

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This is a fantastic opportunity to support young researchers in disseminating their work and becoming more visible as authors and researchers. I look forward to our new HSG mentee cohort for novel contributions, fresh insights, and energy!

Emma Sacks

Emma Sacks

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

This new cohort of mentees is such a wonderful, enthusiastic group. The secretariat has been incredibly thoughtful in building on the success of the last iteration of this programme and I'm sure it will just continue to get better!

George Gotsadze

George Gotsadze

Curatio International Foundation

I always thought this program, started by HSG and AHPSR in 2018, was a great opportunity for young scientists to publish their work in an international peer-reviewed journal. Last time I could not contribute as I was busy running HSG.

Kerry Scott

Kerry Scott

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & the University of Manitoba

I am looking forward to getting to know my mentee and learning together! She is doing cutting-edge research and it's an honor to be able to support its dissemination.

Roberto Ariel Abeldano Zuniga

Roberto Ariel Abeldano Zuniga

University of Sierra Sur, Mexico

Because one of the main obstacles that academics from the Global South face is the lack of these mentoring programs, and the lack of possibilities to publish in High Impact journals.

Robyn Preston

Robyn Preston

CQ University, Australia

I know from past experience that this is a two-way learning process and I will gain as much if not more from participating as my mentee.

Sally Theobald

Sally Theobald

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

For this years’ cohort I am looking forward to vibrant and lasting connections being built between the amazing group of mentees, mentors, HSG, the Alliance and Health Policy and Planning. Learning together, inspiring each other and driving forward research papers.

Sara Ardila-Gomez

Sara Ardila-Gomez

Researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. Faculty, School of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires. Chair of Emerging Voices for Global Health.

This program is a concrete opportunity for making real solidarity: intergenerational, among women, and among the HPSR community members from different parts of the globe. With more diverse voices in Global Health, we will have stronger conversations and solutions.