Katie Zoerhoff is the Director of the NTD Data Center, where she provides strategic leadership and technical direction to facilitate high quality data analysis, reporting and use. She brings more than 15 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, research, learning and adapting (MERLA) experience in NTDs, water, hygiene and sanitation, and maternal and child health. With a focus on strengthening capacity, she has led initiatives designing MERLA systems, establishing indicators, developing and implementing tools, analyzing data, creating reports, facilitating learning, and using data to inform decision-making at multiple levels.
Prior to her current role, Katie oversaw the development and implementation of the MERLA strategy for multiple NTD projects led by RTI International, most recently as the MERLA Director for the USAID-funded Act to End NTDs | East Program. Katie holds an MPH and MA from The George Washington University, and a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University.