RESEARCH AND EVALUATIONS
Oxford Epidemiology Services (Oxford Epi) LLC excels in the provision of high quality research and data analysis services to clients, based on solid epidemiologic principles and methods. We have expertise in a wide range of study designs, from simple to complex, multi-cluster randomized intervention designs.
We also have experience with non-experimental quantitative designs such cross-sectional, cohort, case-control with or without random sampling, as well as experimental and quasi-experimental designs. We have used a wide range of sampling methods, from snowball to randomized. Our experience with qualitative designs and data collection methods include the use of focus group discussions, key-informant interviews, and direct observations.
The choice of design is driven by the research question(s), time, cost, and efficiency. Our strength is in our practical, implementation-based experience with conducting research in a number of settings.
We manage all aspects of the program evaluation process, including developing and implementing evaluation designs and systems; constructing and field testing data collection instruments, preparing IRB packages when necessary; analyzing raw data, developing final evaluation reports; presenting findings to stakeholders; writing and editing for publication; and documenting lessons learned. Most recently, our staff was responsible for conducting and/or overseeing evaluations of USAID-funded projects.
We used mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate such questions as the impact of selected programs on increasing access to care in Mali in the past decade; the effect of community-based integrative programs in increasing access to care in Mozambique; the impact of service integration on the quality of service delivery in Uganda; strengthening of MOH M&E systems in Uganda; the impact of provider-initiated counselling and testing of HIV on improving the number of people who test for HIV in Tanzania.