Clara R. Burgert-Brucker is an epidemiologist specialized in survey implementation, data quality assurance, data collection, quantitative analysis, spatial analysis, and capacity building. She serves primarily as Senior Epidemiologist for USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program, a global flagship initiative to help endemic countries fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In this role, she supports population-based disease specific surveys including those utilizing electronic data collection platforms. In her role, Ms. Burgert-Brucker serves on the epidemiological support team for Tropical Data, a global initiative helping countries to collect high-quality, standardized prevalence data on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by supporting health ministries from the start to the end of the survey process. Ms. Burgert-Brucker also works on research activities including use of innovative spatial methods for creating trachoma risk maps.
Ms. Burgert-Brucker also supports other RTI projects in neglected tropical diseases including previously the ENVISION project, child health, and malaria. Before joining RTI she oversaw the collection, validation, and use of spatial data for USAID’s Demographic and Health Surveys Program. She is pursuing a PhD in infectious and tropical diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is fluent in English and French.