Maria Joachim

Maria Joachim, MSc, is a third-year student in the Program in Health Services Organization and Policy within the Department of Health Policy and Management, with a cognate in Organizational Studies.  Maria is working with Dr. Holly Jarman.  Prior to pursuing a PhD, Maria worked at Boston's Children's Hospital, followed by placements in Peru and Nepal, focusing on Tuberculosis and Family Planning Programs respectively. Through her PhD training, Maria hopes to bring management and business research and tools to global health and health systems. Maria spent the last summer in South Africa exploring Public-Private Partnerships for public health and healthcare delivery. Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bates College with a major in Biology and her Masters degree in Global Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on Health Systems.

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Selected Honors


  • Center for Education for Women (CEW) Fellowship, 2016 – 2017
  • Rackham Summer Research Award, May – August, 2016
  • John Malik Award for Educational Loan Repayment, November 2015
  • Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) Research Grant, May – August, 2015   
  • Harvard University Presidential Scholarship, Full-Tuition, 2011 – 2013
  • Cyprus Children’s Fund-Makarios Scholarship/Theodore and Wally Lappas Award, 2011ates College International Tuition Student Scholarship, 1999-2003


  • Krautmann M, Joachim M, Vargas O, Sampath V, Prosser W. Delivering the Money: The Importance of Efficient Financial Flows for Vaccine Distribution; Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series. Seattle: VillageReach; Ann Arbor: William Davidson Institute; 2016.
  • Chambers N, Joachim M, Mannion R. "Hospital governance: Policy capacity and reform" Strengthening health system governance: better policies, stronger performance. Eds. Scott L. Greer, Matthias Wismar, Josep Figueras. McGraw Hill; 2016.
  • M. Asai, S. Ramachandrappa, M. Joachim, Y. Shen, R. Zhang, N. Nuthalapati, D. Strochlic, P. Ferket, K. Linhart, J. Keogh, S. O'Rahilly, L. Chan, A. Clark, S. Farooqi, J. Majzoub. Loss Of Function of the Melanocortin 2 Receptor Accessory Protein 2 (MRAP2) is Associated with Obesity in Mice And Humans. Science, July 19, 2013. Featured on national and international press: The Boston Globe, New York Times, Time Magazine, Yahoo, US News NPR Boston, WGBH Boston, The Time, The Economist, Nagoya Local TV News, Japan.
  • Sunita Trivedi*, Maria Joachim*, Thomas McElrath, Harvey Kliman, Elizabeth N. Allred, Raina N Fichorova, Andrew Onderdonk, Fernanda Heitor, Leila Chaychi, Alan Leviton, Joseph A Majzoub; ELGAN Study: “Fetal-Placental inflammation, not adrenal activation, in extreme preterm delivery.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. December 2011 (*equal first authors)
  • Sharara-Chami RI, Joachim M, Mulcahey M, Ebert S, Majzoub JA. “Effect of epinephrine deficiency on cold tolerance and on brown adipose tissue.” Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, July 7, 2010.
  • Sharara-Chami RI, Joachim M, Pacak K, Majzoub JA. Glucocorticoid treatment-effect on adrenal medullary catecholamine production.” Shock. 2010; 33 (2): 213-7.


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