Stephanie Palmer

Senior Program Manager

Stephanie Palmer


  • MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • BA, French and Religion, Cornell College

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A senior program manager for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), Stephanie Palmer has been working in this field for over a decade. Ms. Palmer has extensive experience managing large, complex USAID- and private foundation-funded projects, including overseeing planning, monitoring progress, working with project staff and partners on solutions to programmatic challenges, ensuring that quality project deliverables are submitted on time and within budget, and managing donor relationships. Ms. Palmer also has expertise in qualitative research and has worked with Niger’s National Eye Health Program on an evaluation of quality of life in women with trichiasis, and, through a partnership with Wake Forest University, led a study examining the effectiveness of a surgical simulation device in improving trichiasis surgeons’ skills.

At RTI, Ms. Palmer is responsible for the morbidity management portfolio, which includes the USAID Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project in Ethiopia and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Mozambique. In addition, she leads new business development and strategies for NTDs within RTI’s Global Health Division.

Prior to joining RTI, Ms. Palmer was assistant director of the Trachoma Control Program at the Carter Center, and program manager in the NTD program at Helen Keller International, where she managed HKI’s USAID-funded END Neglected Tropical Diseases (END) in Africa portfolio.  

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