Evaluations with Impact: Decision-focused Impact Evaluation as a Practical Policymaking Tool

First patient admitted to USAID-supported ETU Sierra Leone



Dr. Adam Levine
Primary Investigator of the Ebola Research Team
International Medical Corps


Friday, March 4, 2016


Noon–1:00 p.m. PT


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA

About the Program

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a $300 million global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Dr. Adam Levine deployed to Liberia with IMC in September 2014 at the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to establish and operate the organization’s first Ebola treatment unit in the region. While in Liberia, Dr. Levine acted as a front-line health worker treating Ebola patients while dressed in full personal protective equipment and trained other Ebola health workers in case management and Ebola treatment unit procedure. Now focused on key research about the Ebola Virus Disease, Dr. Levine and colleagues have calculated a score system for triaging Ebola patients, the first such tool of its kind.

About the Speaker

Dr. Levine began his work with International Medical Corps in 2010 following the devastating Haiti earthquake. He has also deployed with International Medical Corps to Libya in 2011, where he helped run a trauma field hospital, and to South Sudan in 2012 where he managed a medical clinic.

As a spokesman for International Medical Corps concerning the Ebola crisis, Dr. Levine has been interviewed in The Providence Journal and USA Today, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and PRI’s The Take Away, and written for The Huffington Post and CNN.com.

Dr. Levine received his Medical Doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley before completing his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in Boston. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brown University and serves as the Clinical Advisor for Emergency and Trauma Care for Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima. Dr. Levine is also an Associate Faculty for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and serves as the editor-in-chief for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. His own research focuses on improving the delivery of acute care in low-income countries and during humanitarian emergencies.

About IDSS

The International Development Speaker Series is a student-led initiative sponsored by Pardee RAND Graduate School and several RAND research units: RAND Labor and Population, RAND International, RAND Health, and RAND Education.

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