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Katherine Jones Debay, MSPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Work History 
Health Development Officer (May 1980 - September 2001)
U.S. Agency for International Development
 Leadership and program design and management of international health and development programs overseas: Liberia 1981-82, Bolivia 82-85, Ecuador 87-91, West Africa Regional in Abidjan, Cote d''Ivoire 92-95; and in Washington: DC 80-81 IDI, Latin America & Caribbean Bureau 85-87, Child Survival & Health Grants Program, BHR/PVC 95-2001. Managed programs in maternal & child health, family planning, water & sanitation, malaria, health systems strengthening, health financing, education, women in development, participant training, university linkages, and food aid.

Health Volunteer (May 1976 - March 1980)
U.S. Peace Corps

Health Volunteer in Bonanza, on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. Helped form a local, indigenous NGO working in integrated rural development with 14 Mayangna communities. Project needs assessment and design, donor collaboration with Lutheran World Relief and CEPAD, project start-up, budget development, personnel selection and training. Assisted training village health leaders and empirical midwives, including curriculum development, 3 health leader courses, 2 TBA courses, course evaluation, recruitment of Miskito speaking auxiliary nurse; Team member in activities in community and organizational development, agricultural and educational loans, student group formation. 


Assistant to the State Epidemiologist (March 1973 - April 1976)
Oregon State Health Division. The Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology
 "Lay epidemiologist" (non-physician).  Assisted the State Epidemiologist with planning and management of the Division.  Participated in outbreak investigations.  Responsible for statistical analysis of outbreak data. Trained country health officers in communicable disease outbreak investigation. Relations with county health departments.