Dr. Lia Gvinjilia is a health professional with over 15 years of work experience in the clinical sector and public health field. After graduation from medical school, she gained extensive clinical experience while working as an Ob/Gyn doctor. She received her PhD from Moscow Medical Academy. Her focus was on all aspects of clinical work; particularly Dr. Lia Gvinjilia has remarkable experience in the management of pregnancy complications in women with inherited and acquired thrombophilia. More recently, she earned MS degree in Epidemiology from State University of New York at Albany within New York State International Training and Research Fellowship Program. Since 2008 Dr. Lia Gvinjilia has been working at USAID-funded John Snow Inc. (JSI) projects implemented in Georgia as a Post abortion Care project manager and later in the position of Reproductive Health/Family Planning Technical Expert and Quality Improvement Adviser. She was responsible for planning, budgeting, and monitoring RH/FP activities. She provided technical leadership in Quality Improvement Initiatives.
Currently Dr. Lia Gvinjilia is working as a monitoring and evaluation program manager within Georgia HCV Elimination program. She is responsible for establishing, modifying and monitoring key performance indicators, providing accountability of data analysis, ensuring data rigorous data collection tools and oversees program progress. Dr. Lia Gvinjilia in actively involved in communication with information system developers to assist in monitoring system design. She assists in preparing relevant program reports and participates in program related workshops. Dr. Lia Gvinjilia provides support in coordinating across the available components of the program to ensure effective implementation of monitoring and evaluation.