Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, SM, DrPH is a Research Scientist at the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Her work focuses on implementation science research in cardiovascular disease (CVD) screening, prevention, treatment, and cost-effectiveness of implementing evidence-based interventions in low resource settings. In addition, she has also performed work as part of a collaborative team of researchers at Massachusetts General Brigham and the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition to assess the cost-effectiveness of implementing a variety of U.S. nutrition policies and dietary interventions to reduce the risk of CVD. She currently serves as a co-investigator on an implementation science research grant funded by the NHLBI, focused on preventing ischemic heart disease using a combination of mHealth, electronic decision support and community health workers (CHWs) in Argentina. Her research interests include the use of mixed methods to inform scaling of evidence-based interventions to the population level, and the use of task sharing with lay health workers as part of policy responses to providing primary care to the most vulnerable population segments in low- and middle-income countries like Argentina and South Africa. Her work has been published in Health Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, The Lancet Global Health, Circulation, as well as many other clinical journals.  Dr. Abrahams-Gessel hold an SM from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a DrPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.