Katie Zoerhoff has monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experience in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), water, hygiene and sanitation, and maternal and child health. With a focus on strengthening local capacity to monitor, evaluate, and improve health conditions, she has led initiatives involving designing M&E systems, establishing indicators, developing and implementing tools, analyzing data, creating reports, and providing hands-on training in the latest World Health Organization (WHO)–recommended tools.
In her current role, she oversees the development and implementation of the M&E strategy for U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID's) Act to End NTDs | East Program, collaborating with technical and operations program staff, partners, and ministries of health. She analyzes project data and shares results with key stakeholders, including USAID, WHO, and other partners, to be used to improve neglected tropical disease programs. Collaborating with WHO, Katie has led the development of a Data Quality Assessment tool for NTDs and Integrated NTD Database, and built country capacity to utilize these tools. She is a member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) Global Working Group on M&E for Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs.