September 13, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 13th in Tidewater Room 1201 at noon and on Zoom. We are pleased to present our speaker Erin Eckert!
Erin Eckert is an infectious disease epidemiologist with 25+ years of experience in designing and implementing disease control programs. She is currently a Senior Technical Advisor at Population Services International (PSI), where focuses on improving malaria case management and biomedical prevention. Prior to PSI, she served as Senior Technical Advisor/Epidemiologist with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where she was responsible for advising on strategy and policy for national malaria control programs, particularly in the areas chemoprevention and elimination. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Eckert was employed by ICF in their Demographic and Health Research Division where she led an interdisciplinary team working on developing methodologies to measure the impact of infectious disease programs, including malaria, avian influenza, TB, and HIV/AIDS. She provided technical assistance to national governments to develop evaluation platforms, surveillance systems, and operations research to improve infectious disease program implementation. She serves as an expert advisor to bilateral and international organizations such as USAID, the Global Fund, WHO, Roll Back Malaria and others on malaria control issues. Earlier in her career, Dr. Eckert was on the faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she maintains an adjunct appointment. Dr. Eckert began her career in global health as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. She holds an MPH and a PhD in epidemiology from Tulane and has published widely on public health issues. She has professional experience in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean and has lived internationally for more than 17 years. She is fluent in French and conversant in Moroccan Arabic and Portuguese