• Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Senior Research Collaborator, Medic Mobile
  • Implementation Research Advisor, Possible

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David Citrin, PhD, MPH is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology, and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Citrin also serves as a Senior Research Collaborator with Medic and an Implementation Research Advisor for Possible. Over the past fifteen-plus years, his work has focused on the ethics of global health and global health partnerships; designing digital tools and health information systems for care coordination and M&E; and mixed methods implementation research to strengthen public sector healthcare systems. Dr. Citrin has taught a range of classes at UW, including Labor, Identity & Knowledge in Healthcare; Health & Development in the Himalaya; Comparative Systems of Healing; and Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health. He also served as the founding co-Director of the South Asia Center's Nepal Studies Initiative in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Dr. Citrin's work has been published in various journals such as Global Health ActionMedicine Anthropology Theory, and Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MPH, University of Washington
  • BA, Cornell University
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Technologies
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Citrin, D and P Thapa, I Nirola, S Pandey, LB Kunwar, J Tenpa, B Acharya et al. (2018). Developing and Deploying a community healthcare worker-driven, digitally-enabled integrated care system for municipalities in rural Nepal. Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2018.05.002

Citrin, D, A Mahat, H Bista. NGOs, Partnerships, and public-private discontent in Nepal’s healthcare sector. (2018). Medicine Anthropology Theory 5(2). doi.org/10.17157/mat.5.2.529

Citrin, D and S Mehanni, B Acharya, L Wong, I Nirola, R Serchan, B Gauchan, et al. (2017). Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: Review and reflections on a model in Nepal. Global Health Action. doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1367161

Harsha, A, A Ozonoff, D Citrin, P Thapa, I Nirola, Sheela Maru, R Schwarz et al. (2015). Practical issues in the measurement of child survival in health systems trials: Experience developing a digital community-based mortality surveillance program in rural Nepal. BMJ Global Health. doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000050

Citrin, D. (2010). The anatomy of ephemeral health care: “health camps” and medical voluntourism in remote Nepal. Studies in Nepali History and Society 15(1): 27-72.