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(through the USAID) 1986

Advisor, Development of a National Health Information System, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica (through the World Bank) 1989

Project Director, Use of Computer Conferencing in the Drug Abuse Planning. Working with a computer software programmer and using software developed by Dr. Murray Turoff at the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Dr. Jillson designed the first organizational application of computer conferencing for the Canadian National Health and Welfare, Non-Medical use of Drugs Directorate (NMUD).  The project, which took place over a two-year period, entailed adapting the policy Delphi method to engage staff of the national and regional offices of NMUD in dialogue regarding issues current at the time and policies to address them.  Dr. Jillson also created an evaluation methodology for this new communications technology.  The results of the project were widely used as the basis for further development of the technology and its applications. (1974-1976)

Project Director, A Comparison of the Use of Structured Group Processes and Mathematical Models in Health Systems Planning (through the USAID and University of Pittsburgh) Designed and Implemented a two-week training program for Egyptian physicians and policy-makers through the National Institute of Planning in Cairo.  (1977)

Advisor, National Institute of Planning (Cairo), Tropical Disease Research Training Program (through the World Health Organization).  Participated in the design and implementation of a multi-faceted, one-year training program for Egyptian physicians in health services research methods applied to tropical disease research.  The participants received two-week training in research design and implementation, then implemented their short-term health services research studies over a six-month period, with intensive supervision and follow-up.  (1977-78)

Advisor, Health Assessment Study, Helwan, Egypt (through the Institute for National Planning, Egypt; study funded by USAID) Participated in the implementation of the study, analysis and preparation of the quantitative and qualitative data, and preparation of the multi-volume final report.  This was the first comprehensive, multi-method study of health services in Egypt.  (1981-83)

Domestic (U.S.) Projects/Activities

Principal Investigator, HIV-related stigma and its effects on the lives of persons with HIV/AIDS (the HONOR Study).  This unfunded study, being conducted in a primary health clinic in Washington DC that includes a large HIV/AIDS program, comprises in-depth interviews with case managers, a semi-structured, self-completed survey of a sample of HIV/AIDS patients, and review of a sample of patient records.  (February 2009-present)  

Principal Investigator, Healthcare Needs of Transgender Populations in Washington, DC:  An Exploratory Study (the EARTH Study).  This unfunded study, being conducted in a primary health clinic in Washington DC that includes a unique health clinic for transgender individuals, comprises structured review of a sample of medical records of the clients of the transgender clinic, in-depth interviews with a sample of the clients, and in-depth interviews with clinicians serving this population.  (April 2008 – present)

Evaluator, Nurses for America, funded by Ameri-Corps.  The goals of Nurses for America are 1) to increase access to nursing care for underserved, vulnerable populations; and 2) improve the quality of health care services delivered by community health centers and state and local public health agencies.  Eighteen BSN-prepared nurses are providing public and primary health care services to vulnerable populations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, California, Texas and Missouri.

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