Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Global HIV/AIDS Nursing Capacity Building Program. (HRSA) Design and implement a mixed-methods program needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and quality improvement processes for this multi-year project that is providing capacity-building activities for nurses who provide HIV/AIDS care in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. (06/01/06 – 05/31/09)
Co-Designer, Using Qualitative and Mixed Methodologies in Health Research: An Introductory Workshop, held in Cairo, Egypt October 24-25, 2007. This workshop was attended by 23 representatives of the public sector, universities, and non-governmental organizations. It was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and Lombardi Cancer Center, Ain Shams University, and the Egyptian Smoking Prevention Research Institute (ESPRI). No external funding was received and all designers and faculty were voluntary.
Co-Designer, Biomedical and Behavioral Research in Egypt: Exploring Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, a forum held in Cairo, Egypt October 27, 2007. This workshop was attended by 36 representatives of the public sector, universities, and non-governmental organizations. It was co-sponsored by the Ain Shams University and the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and Lombardi Cancer Center. No external funding was received and all designers and faculty were voluntary. A report of the forum will be available in December 2007.
Principal Investigator, Engagement of Social Change Agents in Improving Women’s Health in the Arab Republic of Egypt: Developing a Framework for Evaluation and Research. Designed and implemented, in collaboration with staff of the Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center’s Egyptian Smoking Prevention Research Institute (ESPRI), a short-term project to conduct an ex-post assessment of the role that Social Change Agents (SCAs) played in influencing women’s health seeking behavior within the household and the community. The project team reviewed relevant Bank project and other documents to identify key findings to be explored through use of qualitative and mixed-method evaluation/research, developed a research design and data collection instruments, and conducted interviews with key World Bank project team members, Ministry of Health and Population and Social Fund for Development (SFD) officials, and SCAs and household members in three areas in Egypt. (November 2006-February 2007)
Evaluation Research Specialist, Nurses SOAR!, a cooperative agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. This four-year grant is design to strengthen the capacity of nurses in three countries in southern Africa to provide HIV/AIDS care. Dr. Jillson is responsible for designing and implementing the needs assessment in each of the three countries and the evaluation of the activities carried out.
Principal Community Health and Research Consultant, Health Services Development Project, Tajikistan, under contract with the World Bank. Provided technical assistance to local non-governmental organization (NGO) in the design and implementation of a community-based, participatory triangulated qualitative and quantitative health services research study. Design and implement training in interviewing and analysis methods; design and conduct workshop for senior Ministry of Health (MOH) and other public and private sector officials and staff members in triangulated qualitative/qualitative methods and community health, and participated as a speaker in a National Conference on Health Sector Reform. Design the conceptual framework for the evaluation of the current and forthcoming Bank-funded health projects. Write community health/public health section of Health Sector Note, contribute to Poverty Analysis Note, and participate in design of community health component of forthcoming World Bank project. (June 2003-May 2004)