Tom Nicholson holds an appointment as Associate in Research at DCID, stemming from a research partnership between DCID and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, with a focus on policy innovation in the global response to drug-resistant tuberculosis. In this capacity he has co-founded Advance Access and Delivery (AA&D), a global NGO focused on health care delivery in challenging settings, which is aligned with Partners In Health (PIH), Harvard Medical School, and the Zero TB Initiative (of which AA&D is current Secretariat).
Before joining DCID, he was a Project Director for a 5-year population health grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative (AHI) to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School, the National University of Rwanda – School of Public Health, and the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Prior to this, he managed and coordinated international multidrug-resistant tuberculosis projects in the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union with Partners In Health, and has been involved in global TB policy discussions since 2005. Tom is a technical consultant to the UN Office of Project Services (UN OPS).
He holds a Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Indiana University – Bloomington. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in 2013.
The TB epidemic teaches us COVID won’t be defeated in hospitals alone , The Guardian, April 30, 2020
Salmaan Keshavjee, Aaron Shakow and Tom Nicholson
Recent Presentations and Abstracts accepted at 2020 American Public Health Association
Violence and survivorship: Yazidi maternal, child, and family health and well-being in the aftermath of genocide
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC, Thomas Nicholson, MIDP, Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, Pegah Ali-Mardan Seidi, PhD and Lein Soltan, MPH Candidate
The trauma of survivorship: Experiences during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding among internally displaced yazidi mothers in Iraq
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC, Pegah Ali-Mardan Seidi, PhD, Nazdar Qudrat Abas, MSc, Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, Michael Wilson, MPH, Lein Soltan, MPH Candidate, Amanda Brumwell, B.S., B.A., and Thomas Nicholson, MIDP
Perinatal mental health services needs among internally displaced Yazidi women in Iraq: A formative cross-sectional survey
Pegah Ali-Mardan Seidi, PhD, Nazdar Qudrat Abas, MSc1, Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH, Thomas Nicholson, MIDP, Michael Wilson, MPH, Amanda Brumwell, B.S., B.A., Raven Dunstan and Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC