Abigail Baim-Lance, PhD

Abigail Baim-Lance is trained in medical anthropology, and has extensive experience conducting health services research with the aim of improving the quality of services, programs, and interventions for people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions. Dr. Baim-Lance draws from the social sciences to take a systems approach, studying the organizational factors and processes shaping the delivery of healthcare alongside patient-level ones.

Dr. Baim-Lance has conducted research and analysis, and program development with the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute; the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London; and the Department of Social Medicine at the Amsterdam Medical Center in the Netherlands. Projects have taken place in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and South Africa.

Dr. Baim-Lance’s implementation science experience centers on designing and implementing team-based, multi-disciplinary studies to evaluate public health interventions, programs, and healthcare services. She is also experienced in the use of community-based participatory techniques to produce research that is relevant and feasible in practice.