Dr. Margaret E. Kruk is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she directs the Better Health Systems Initiative, a research and policy program on global health care coverage and quality. Dr. Kruk's research focuses on health care utilization and quality, health financing, and population preferences for health services in low-income countries. Dr. Kruk is interested in the development of novel evaluation methods for assessing the effectiveness of complex interventions and health system reforms. She collaborates with governments and academics in several African countries, most recently Tanzania, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, and Ghana. She has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, was a Commissioner on the Lancet Global Health 2035 Commission, and serves on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health System Strengthening. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Kruk was an assistant professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and policy advisor for Health at the Millennium Project, an advisory body to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. She holds an MD degree from McMaster University and an MPH from Harvard University. View Faculty CV here (PDF).