Kathryn (Kate) Roberts, MPH, is a Program Manager at the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). Based in Namibia, Kate manages MEI's Targeted Parasite Elimination (TPE) study, providing technical and strategic guidance to the project's implementing partner (the University of Namibia) in the implementation of malaria elimination activities. These include enhanced surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and a randomized controlled trial examining innovative strategies to better target malaria interventions and help move Namibia towards elimination. Prior to this, she worked with MEI to develop background papers on surveillance, importation and the private sector to inform malaria elimination policy and practice.
Previously, Kate was a Senior Associate at the Columbia Group for Children in Adversity, working with UN agencies, NGOs and governments in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, to conduct evaluations and research related to the health, protection and wellbeing of children, particularly during and after complex emergencies and among migrating populations. Prior, Kate coordinated the patient advocacy program at a group of community health centers, helping ensure that low income, recent and undocumented migrants could access entitlements and receive comprehensive chronic disease screening and education.
Kate has an MPH in Population and Family Health from Columbia University and a BA from Emory University.