• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health

4 Storch St.
P.O. Box 20752

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Mark Shepard has more than 20 years of experience in public health surveillance, management of surveillance data systems, infectious disease program management, and program monitoring and evaluation. He is currently working for I-TECH in Namibia as Director of Strategic Information. He is dedicated to the improvement of public health practice and to development of appropriate program monitoring and evaluation and public health surveillance systems to better measure trends in the cascade of HIV care and treatment in the country. Of particular interest to him, as Namibia moves forward with promoting e-governance, is devising strategies to improve data quality through design of electronic systems that are better integrated into the routine work flows of healthcare personnel, promotion of the adoption of HIS by the healthcare workforce, and of the use of data by these personnel to improve quality of health service delivery. He currently participates on MoH TWGs where he works with national and international partners to propose new HIS and M&E solutions, and encourages student internships to promote their use by the healthcare workforce in the delivery of HIV clinical services.

  • DrPH (University of Texas (Houston))
  • MPH (Tulane University)
  • BA (Washington University)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Distance Learning
  • Health Information Systems
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

1. Rudd, KE, Puttkammer, N, Antilla, J, Richards, J, Heffron, M, Tolentino, H, Jacobs, DJ, Katjiuanjo, P, Prybylski, D, Shepard, M, Kumlija, JC, Katuma, HL, Leon, BK, Mgonja, NG, Santas, XM. (2019) “Building workforce capacity for effective use of health information systems:Evaluation of a blended eLearning course in Namibia and Tanzania”. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 131 (2019) 103945.

2. MacLachlan EW, Potter K, Hamunime N, Shepard-Perry MG, Uusiku J, Simwanza R, et al. (2016) “We Are Now Free to Speak”: Qualitative Evaluation of an Education and Empowerment Training for HIV Patients in Namibia. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153042. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153042

3. Ellen W. Maclachlan, Mark G. Shepard-Perry, Paulina Ingo, James Uusiku, Ruusa Mushimba, Ricky Simwanza, Joseph Likoro, Laura J. Brandt, Katherine K. Thomas, Claude,Kasonka, Ndapewa Hamunime & Gabrielle O'Malley (2015): Evaluating the effectiveness of patient education and empowerment to improve patient–provider interactions in antiretroviral therapy clinics in Namibia, AIDS Care, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1124975

4. O’Malley G, Beima-Sofie K, Feris L, Shepard-Perry M, Hamunime N, John-Stewart G, Kaindjee-Tjituka F, Brandt L, “‘If I take my medicine, I will be strong,’ Evaluation of an HIV disclosure program in Namibia.” JAIDS 2015; 68(1):e1-e7.

5. Brandt, Laura; Beima-Sofie, Kristin; Hamunime, Ndapewa; Shepard, Mark; Ferris, Larissa; Ingo, Paulina; John-Stewart, Grace; O’Malley, Gabrielle, “Growing-up just like everyone else: key components of a successful pediatric HIV disclosure intervention in Namibia.” AIDS 2015; 29: S81–S89.