Hilary Spindler, MPH

Title(s)Program Director, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #3630
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Yale UniversityMPH2003Biostatistics
    University of MichiganBA2001Anthropology and Statistics

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    Hilary is the Program Director of the California Collaborative for Pandemic Readiness and Recovery Research (CPR³). CPR³ is dedicated to understanding the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and communities throughout California by bringing together UC investigators, policy makers, public health experts, and community members.

    From 2014 - 2020, Hilary managed a large-scale program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Bihar, India at UCSF Global Health Sciences in collaboration with PRONTO International, which focused on improving quality of obstetric and neonatal care through mentoring and simulation training.

    From 2006 - 2014, Hilary was a data analyst at UCSF Global Health Sciences, where her work focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, in collaboration with partners at the CDC. Hilary designed and led dozens of technical training workshops and studies throughout PEPFAR countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Rwanda, Malawi, Cote d'Ivoire, Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, India, Antigua and others. Hilary's expertise was in using statistical methods to translate large, disparate sets of data for in-country decision making purposes.

    Prior to that, Hilary was an epidemiologist at the San Francisco Department of Public Health working in the AIDS Office.

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    1. Simulation and team training to improve preterm birth knowledge, evidence-based practices, and communication skills in midwives in Kenya and Uganda: Findings from a pre- and post-intervention analysis. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(6):e0001695. Miller L, Wanduru P, Wangia J, Calkins K, Spindler H, Butrick E, Santos N, Kirumbi L, Walker D. PMID: 37289721; PMCID: PMC10249881.
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    2. Training nurse simulation educators at scale to improve maternal and newborn health: a case study from Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Dec 15; 22(1):869. Madriz S, Afulani P, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Subramaniam N, Mahapatra T, Das A, Sonthalia S, Gore A, Cohen SR, Handu S, Walker D. PMID: 36522624.
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    3. Simulation and nurse-mentoring in a statewide nurse mentoring program in Bihar, India: diagnosis of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia. Gates Open Res. 2022; 6:70. Ghosh R, Cohen S, Spindler H, Vincent D, Sterling M, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 37915730; PMCID: PMC10616110.
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    4. Super Divya to the rescue! Exploring Nurse Mentor Supervisor perceptions on a digital tool to support learning and engagement for simulation educators in Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Mar 26; 22(1):206. Kalra A, Siju M, Jenny A, Spindler H, Madriz S, Baayd J, Handu S, Ghosh R, Cohen S, Walker D. PMID: 35346172; PMCID: PMC8959557.
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    5. Increases in diagnosis and management of obstetric and neonatal complications in district hospitals during a high intensity nurse-mentoring program in Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0247260. Joudeh A, Ghosh R, Spindler H, Handu S, Sonthalia S, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 33735280; PMCID: PMC7971704.
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    6. Simulation and team training embedded nurse mentoring programme and improvement in intrapartum and newborn care in a low-resource setting in Bihar, India. J Glob Health. 2020 Dec; 10(2):021010. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Dyer J, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Das A, Sonthalia S, Mahapatra T, Gore A, Shah H, Walker DM. PMID: 33425334; PMCID: PMC7759018.
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    7. Simulation and team training embedded nurse mentoring programme and improvement in intrapartum and newborn care in a low-resource setting in Bihar, India. Journal of Global Health. 2020 Dec 19; 10(2). Ghosh GR, Spindler SH, Dyer DJ, Christmas CA, Cohen CS, Das DA, Sonthalia SS, Mahapatra MT, Gore GA, Shah SH, Walker WD. .
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    8. Will Coronavirus Disease 2019 Become Seasonal? J Infect Dis. 2020 08 04; 222(5):719-721. Kanzawa M, Spindler H, Anglemyer A, Rutherford GW. PMID: 32609334; PMCID: PMC7449097.
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    9. Cohort study of neonatal resuscitation skill retention in frontline healthcare facilities in Bihar, India, after PRONTO simulation training. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020; 4(1):e000628. Higgins BV, Medvedev MM, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Longkumer O, Cohen SR, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 32399505; PMCID: PMC7204812.
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    10. Training and evaluating simulation debriefers in low-resource settings: lessons learned from Bihar, India. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Jan 08; 20(1):9. Raney JH, Medvedev MM, Cohen SR, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Christmas A, Das A, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 31914989; PMCID: PMC6951007.
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    11. Diagnosis and management of postpartum hemorrhage and intrapartum asphyxia in a quality improvement initiative using nurse-mentoring and simulation in Bihar, India. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0216654. Ghosh R, Spindler H, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Begum N, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 31276503; PMCID: PMC6611567.
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    12. Does teamwork and communication improve with simulation training? An evaluation of simulation training videos in Bihar, India. East African journal of applied health monitoring and evaluation. 2019 Feb 1; 3(3). DYER DJ, MORGAN MM, COHEN CS, GHOSH GR, RANEY RJ, SPINDLER SH, MAHAPATRA6 MT, CHRISTMAS CA, WALKER WD. .
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    13. Simulation-enhanced nurse mentoring to improve preeclampsia and eclampsia care: an education intervention study in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jan 23; 19(1):41. Raney JH, Morgan MC, Christmas A, Sterling M, Spindler H, Ghosh R, Gore A, Mahapatra T, Walker DM. PMID: 30674286; PMCID: PMC6344989.
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    14. Clinical cascades as a novel way to assess physical readiness of facilities for the care of small and sick neonates in Kenya and Uganda. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207156. Morgan MC, Spindler H, Nambuya H, Nalwa GM, Namazzi G, Waiswa P, Otieno P, Cranmer J, Walker DM. PMID: 30462671; PMCID: PMC6248954.
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    15. The power of practice: simulation training improving the quality of neonatal resuscitation skills in Bihar, India. BMC Pediatr. 2018 09 03; 18(1):291. Vail B, Morgan MC, Spindler H, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Walker DM. PMID: 30176831; PMCID: PMC6122678.
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    16. Video Monitoring a Simulation-Based Quality Improvement Program in Bihar, India. Clin Simul Nurs. 2018 Apr; 17:19-27. Dyer J, Spindler H, Christmas A, Shah MB, Morgan M, Cohen SR, Sterne J, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 29616137; PMCID: PMC5869866.
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    17. Tracking and debriefing birth data at scale: A mobile phone application to improve obstetric and neonatal care in Bihar, India. Nurs Open. 2018 Jul; 5(3):267-274. Spindler H, Dyer J, Bagchi K, Ranjan V, Christmas A, Cohen SR, Sterling M, Shah MB, Das A, Mahapatra T, Walker D. PMID: 30062019; PMCID: PMC6056450.
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    18. Choosing a simulation assessment tool:. East African journal of applied health monitoring and evaluation. 2018 Feb 1; 2(2). SPINDLER SH, RANEY RJ, COHEN CS, GHOSH GR, DYER DJ, CHRISTMAS CA, SIJU SM, SHARMA SR, SRIVASTAVA SR, DAS DA, GORE GA, SAH SP, SONTHALIA SS, MAHAPATRA MT, WALKER WD. .
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    19. Care of the mother-infant dyad: a novel approach to conducting and evaluating neonatal resuscitation simulation training in Bihar, India. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jul 28; 17(1):252. Vail B, Spindler H, Morgan MC, Cohen SR, Christmas A, Sah P, Shah MB, Das A, Walker DM. PMID: 28754111; PMCID: PMC5534030.
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    20. Video Analysis System as a Tool to Improve the Quality of Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care through Simulation Training in Bihar, India. Annals of Global Health. 2017 Apr 7; 83(1):104. Janjua JA, Dyer DJ, Spindler SH, Sterne SJ, Cohen CS, Morgan MM, Christmas CA, Shah SM, Das DA, Walker WD. .
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    21. Building Capacity for Data-Driven Decision Making in African HIV Testing Programs: Field Perspectives on Data Use Workshops. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 12; 28(6):472-484. Courtenay-Quirk C, Spindler H, Leidich A, Bachanas P. PMID: 27925491; PMCID: PMC6442680.
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    22. A mobile phone application to collect real-time live witnessed birth data for rapid provider debriefing to drive quality improvement for maternal and newborn health in Bihar, India. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):461. Spindler SH, Dyer DJ, Christmas CA, Janjua JA, Frank FH, Greenway GM, Walker WD. .
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    23. Improving quality of obstetric and neonatal care through midwife mentoring and simulation training in Bihar, India: mentor knowledge assessments. Annals of Global Health. 2016 Aug 20; 82(3):353-354. Romo RA, Morgan MM, Christmas CA, Jacob JA, Frank FH, Dyer DJ, Spindler SH, Walker WD. .
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    24. Slowing of the HIV epidemic in Ukraine: evidence from case reporting and key population surveys, 2005-2012. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e103657. Vitek CR, Cakalo JI, Kruglov YV, Dumchev KV, Salyuk TO, Božicevic I, Baughman AL, Spindler HH, Martsynovska VA, Kobyshcha YV, Abdul-Quader AS, Rutherford GW. PMID: 25251080; PMCID: PMC4174506.
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    25. Underreporting of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in the Ukraine. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 May; 30(5):407-8. Spindler H, Salyuk T, Vitek C, Rutherford G. PMID: 24295084; PMCID: PMC4516913.
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    26. Public health triangulation: approach and application to synthesizing data to understand national and local HIV epidemics. BMC Public Health. 2010 Jul 29; 10:447. Rutherford GW, McFarland W, Spindler H, White K, Patel SV, Aberle-Grasse J, Sabin K, Smith N, Taché S, Calleja-Garcia JM, Stoneburner RL. PMID: 20670448; PMCID: PMC2920890.
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    27. Viagra, methamphetamine, and HIV risk: results from a probability sample of MSM, San Francisco. Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Aug; 34(8):586-91. Spindler HH, Scheer S, Chen SY, Klausner JD, Katz MH, Valleroy LA, Schwarcz SK. PMID: 17334264.
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    28. Assessing representativeness of sampling methods for reaching men who have sex with men: a direct comparison of results obtained from convenience and probability samples. AIDS Behav. 2007 Jul; 11(4):596-602. Schwarcz S, Spindler H, Scheer S, Valleroy L, Lansky A. PMID: 17436073.
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