Arianna Means

Dr. Means is a Research Scientist in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington where her research focuses on generating operational evidence needed to improve the delivery of infectious disease programs in low and middle income countries, particularly the neglected tropical diseases. She is currently the implementation science lead for the DeWorm3 Project, a series of large hybrid cluster randomized trials in Benin, India, and Malawi. She designs and manages the DeWorm3 Project’s qualitative research studies, organizational readiness surveys, process mapping studies, and economic evaluations. A trained epidemiologist and implementation scientist, her area of expertise is building evaluation of implementation outcomes into clinically oriented research to ensure that findings easily translate into the evidence needed to inform policy and guidelines. Dr. Means has previously worked in Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Dr. Means is a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum in London and an Associate Editor for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Arianna Means, MPH, PhD

A systematic, scientific approach to ask and answer questions about how to get 'what works' to people who need it with greater speed, fidelity, quality, efficiency, and relevant coverage.