About ICF

Lwendo Moonzwe

Manager, Research and Data Analysis
Lwendo is a research and data analysis expert with experience in sociology, public health, and women’s studies.

Lwendo is a research and evaluation specialist with a technical background in behavioral communication change, culturally based intervention design, education, food security, and HIV/AIDS. She also has experience working in the fields of human rights, maternal and child health, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, and women’s empowerment. Lwendo has extensive methodological and theoretical training in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has widespread experience collecting and analyzing data through assessments, facility and site visits, focus groups discussion, in-depth interviews, primary and secondary data sources, and observations. Lwendo also has public health, market and mixed-method research expertise, which includes leading and designing baseline evaluations, multicounty studies and program assessments.

She is versed in training research and data collection teams, conducting thematic analysis using different techniques and software packages and presenting study findings and recommendations through reports, presentations, and other dissemination mechanisms. Lwendo received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Connecticut and received a graduate certificate in women, gender, and sexuality studies.

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Connecticut
  • M.P.H., Assessment, Assurance and Policy Development, University of Connecticut
  • Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • B.A., Sociology and Administrative Studies, University of California
  • Moonzwe Davis, L., Zalisk, K., Herrera, S., Prosnitz, D., Coelho, H., & Yourkavitch, J. (2019). Conducting data quality assessments: The process of implementing DQAs for iCCM data in DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, and Nigeria. Journal of Global Health: Special Edition.
  • Prosnitz, D., Herrera, S., Coelho, H., Moonzwe Davis, L., Zalisk, K., Yourkavitch, J. (2019). Evidence of impact: iCCM as a strategy to save lives of children under five. Journal of Global Health: Special Edition.
  • Yourkavitch, J., Moonzwe Davis, L. et. al. (2019). Integrated community case management: Planning for sustainability in five African countries. Journal of Global Health: Special Edition.
  • Assaf, S., & Moonzwe Davis, L. (2019). Women’s modern contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa: Does men’s involvement matter? Journal of Global Health Reports.
  • Moonzwe Davis, L., & Kostick, K. (2018). Balancing risk-taking and interpersonal intimacy: Perspectives from marginalized women in Zambia. In J. Schenual & K. Kostick (Eds.), Risky intimacies across the lifespan. Cultural Health and Sexuality.
  • Moonzwe Davis, L. (2017). Women’s partner relationships, sexual and reproductive health in Zambia. In M. Withers & J. Erausquin (Eds.), Global perspectives on women's sexual and reproductive health across the lifecourse (pp. 339–350). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Moonzwe Davis, L. (2014). Women’s empowerment and its differential impact on health in low income communities in Mumbai, India. Global Public Health, 9(5), 481–494.