As part of my PhD research, I led field missions to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2011) and Darfur, Sudan (2012) to evaluate the health facility assessment tools that were in use following the 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, and the protracted emergency in Darfur.

My work led to the publication of a framework of core domains for health facility assessments in stable development contexts, and an analysis of these tools in the two emergencies. The results of my work were presented as a report to the World Health Organization and led to the improvement in the processes for conducting assessments of the availability and functionality of health services and facilities in major humanitarian emergencies.