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Name: Yom An

Position Title: Senior Operational Research and Strategic Information Technical Advisor

Location: Cambodia

Technical Expertise: Chronic Diseases,Communications,Data analysis and Visualization

Dr. Yom AN, MD, MPH, has almost 20 years of experience in health sector in Cambodia, in clinical, management and research roles. For the past 1.5 years, he has worked for STAR. His roles are to provide technical advice to the National TB Program (NTP) on the overall operational research linkage with the monitoring and evaluation strategy and support the development and implementation. He has been working closely with NTP to coordinate the establishment and support the functionality of the Cambodia Committee for TB Research (CCTBR) which engages WHO, USAID and different research institutions from government and NGOs as the CCTB’s members. Recently, he has successfully supported NTP to conduct an operational research to identify barriers to childhood TB case detection and TPT provision in Cambodia. He also provided support to NTP to develop data-base, data entry, data analysis and report writing on a rapid assessment of TB program impact during the COVID-19 pandemic and he is now providing support on a current research on Patient Pathway Analysis (PPA) through technical inputs and some parts of data collection. In addition, Dr. Yom has also provided supports to NTP in translating assessment or research findings into strategic direction or actions, provided inputs on M&E framework, M&E training curriculum development, and ongoing provides other supports based on the NTP’s needs such as development training materials on TB infection control, supports and facilitate the translation of the National Strategic Plan 2021-2030 and other supports.

Dr. Yom AN previously served as a key staff in providing technical support to University Research Co. LLC on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of malaria prevention, case management, and surveillance activities. He also served as technical advisor for TB-Diabetes comorbidity project for a local organization called Health and Social Development (HSD) and managed the maternal and child health program for Handicap International and coordinated activities for the masters of public health program at the School of Public Health at the National Institute of Public Health. He also has six years of clinical experience.

Dr. Yom has a MPH from Melbourne University, Australia, and an MD from the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia. He speaks fluent Khmer, English, and French.