A Senior Program Manager in RTI International’s Center for Applied Public Health Research, Norman Goco has more than 20 years' experience working in research and project management positions in global health, particularly in the areas of maternal and child health and HIV. Mr. Goco supports the advancement of research and programs in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and reproductive health programs in developing countries.
In 2001, Mr. Goco joined RTI International as part of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research. In his role as Research Operations Manager, Mr. Goco provides research support and monitoring oversight, bringing together experts from multiple disciplines to develop, implement, analyze, and disseminate research from interventions addressing the leading causes of maternal and newborn mortality in low and middle income countries.
In addition to maternal and child health research, Mr. Goco has led technical assistance programs for capacity building in research and evaluation and for implementing research activities in multiple countries, including Laos, Malawi, South Sudan, and Tanzania. His research has included HIV bio-behavioral surveillance, HIV risk-reduction programs, and the impact of infrastructure investments.
Mr. Goco is adept at bringing global research leaders and investigators in Asia, Africa, and Latin America together to support the implementation of collaborative research for maternal and newborn health, and works closely with investigators to navigate regulatory issues and to develop practical solutions for complex problems that arise in study implementation, data management, and analysis. Since 2007, he has been a member of the RTI Institutional Review Board.