Dr. Bucher has conducted research, training, and advocacy work in East Africa for initiatives related to neonatal resuscitation, safe drinking water, pMTCT, and maternal and newborn health.

Current areas of research focus and interest also include the development of “middle-tech” solutions, such as use of digital health tools to support implementation of Helping Babies Survive programs, and the design of an innovative, affordable biomedical device (NeoWarm) to support newborn thermoregulation and augment Kangaroo Mother Care.

Clinical Interests

  • Global health; medical/public health education in the resource-limited setting; maternal and newborn care; training birth attendants, safe delivery & neonatal resuscitation; prevention-of-mother-to-child transmission of HIV (pMTCT); safe water; monitoring/evaluation of public health programs; sub-Saharan Africa; developing world.

Keywords: Maternal-Newborn-Child Health in Low/Middle Income Countries; International Public Health; Digital Health and Biomedical Innovation

Past Affiliations

Eck Institute for Global Health, Notre Dame Research, University of Notre Dame (past)

Scholar, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

PhD, University of Connecticut, Child and Developmental Psychology, 1998
MA, University of Connecticut, Child and Developmental Psychology, 1994
MS, University of Connecticut, 1994
BA, Eastern Illinois University, Psychology, 1990
BS, Eastern Illinois University, 1990