In brief, we are measurement enthusiasts. Our core team has expertise in epidemiology, economics, statistics, and implementation science. We also have a database of consultants that we pull from as needed.
Trina Gorman started Gorman Consulting in 2013. Before consulting, she worked for Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda where she first led the fieldwork for a randomized trial and then co-led the country office – an office that was implementing over 20 randomized trials. She also spent two years supporting a nonprofit in Ghana, focusing on human centered design for illiterate communities. In her previous career, she was a technical writer at Microsoft. She has a Masters in Public Policy and is pursuing a PhD in Global Health, Implementation Science. On the personal side, she has an awesome husband and three awesome children. In her free time … Trina doesn’t have any free time.
Lauren Schwartz is an infectious disease epidemiologist and has worked at Gorman Consulting since 2017. She has dedicated her training and professional experience to problem solving for complex vaccine issues – from development to program delivery. This includes a six-month secondment to the WHO polio program in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to joining Gorman Consulting, Lauren designed and analyzed results from field studies to evaluate the impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mali, and the Gambia. Lauren has also supported a number of vaccine-related projects at PATH and the WHO, including the COVID-19 response, and was previously an epidemiologist for the NIH. Lauren received a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an MSPH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lauren spends her free time exploring the Northwest with her dog.
Jose Vila-Belda is a social scientist with over ten years of experience in data analysis and statistics, primarily in the fields of development and impact evaluation. Prior to joining Gorman Consulting, he was a Research Manager at the University of Zurich, where he led data analysis work across multiple projects, developed data quality control protocols and best practices, and mentored team members on research design, causal identification and econometrics. He also spent three years at the Latin America & the Caribbean office of the Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab, leading workshops on evidence-based policy design with public officials in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, as well as developing the office’s training contents and expertise in survey methods and psychometrics. He has a Master in Social Research Methods and is pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Economics. In his free time, Jose is either mountain biking or watching history documentaries.
Sadish D (MA) joined Gorman Consulting with eight years of experience in field-based research in South Asia. He has overseen a dozen experimental research projects at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Good Business Lab. Most recently, he served as a consultant with the behavioral insights unit at the World Health Organization. He has written for peer reviewed journals and policy forums. If Sadish is not at his desk, he is probably taking a walk at his neighborhood park or in his kitchen brewing a cup of tea.
Phenesse Dunlap joins the Gorman Consulting team with seven years of experience in health equity research and evaluation. Most recently, this included a collaboration to examine the diffusion of state-level economic policies and evaluate their effect on health outcomes. She has also worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine geographic disparities in cardiovascular disease mortality and determinants. Other past roles involved coordinating and implementing community-based participatory research projects for heart disease risk reduction. She has a Masters of Public Health and is pursuing a PhD in Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences. In her free time, you can find Phenesse attempting a DIY project, walking a trail, or watching a period piece film or TV series.
Christophe Misner is a data analyst specializing in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects, with over 7 years of experience. He has worked primarily for researchers affiliated with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, conducting randomized experiments for various projects such as non-take up reduction in Parisian suburbs, or payment for environmental services in Bolivia. Prior to joining Gorman Consulting, he monitored an early childhood stimulation program in Madagascar for the World Bank’s Development Research Group. In his spare time, you will probably find Christophe hiking in Provence, playing the piano or watching a movie.
Yannic Bartsch joined Gorman Consulting as an advisor with over seven years of experimental and data analysis experience in immunology and antibody research. In addition to his engagement at Gorman Consulting, Yannic leads his own research group at TWINCORE center in Hannover, Germany. Here he is primarily interested in a systemic understanding of antibody responses to respiratory viruses such as RSV or SARS-CoV-2. Yannic completed his postdoctoral training at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Outside of work, Yannic enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer or cross-country skiing during the snowy months.