Maggie Schmitt, MPH, is a Project Director for the Gender, Adolescent Transitions and Environment (GATE) Program, housed in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Ms. Schmitt has been at CU MSPH for over 8 years, working on a range of health systems, reproductive health and humanitarian response research initiatives. Most recently, her work has focused on the inclusion of menstrual hygiene within humanitarian emergencies, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee. This includes supporting the development of both improved evidence and practical guidance for the integration of menstrual hygiene into ongoing emergency response operations.
- Sommer, M., Zulaika, G., Schmitt, M., Khandakji, S., Neudorf, K., Gellis, L., & Phillips-Howard, P. (2020). Improving the impact of menstrual health innovations in low- and middle-income countries: A theory of change and measurement framework. Journal of Global Health Reports, 4.
- Sommer, M., Zulaika, G., Schmitt, M., Khandakji, S., & Phillips-Howard, P.A. (2020). Advancing the measurement agenda for menstrual health and hygiene interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Global Health, 10(1).
- Sommer, M., Schmitt, M., Ogello, T., Mathenge, P., Mark, M., Clatworthy, D., Khandakji, S., Ratnayake, R. (2018) Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania. Journal of International Humanitarian Action 3:6.