Sarah Paige is the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning for the Localizing Global Health Security activity. She is a dynamic public health professional with over 20 years of global health programming and evaluation experience in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroon, DRC, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Prior to joining Itad, she worked on several large, multisectoral Global Health Security programs as a technical expert and team lead with both USAID and implementing partners.
Sarah is passionate about multisectoral approaches that reach across human, animal, and environmental sectors as regards global health security. She works to ensure those individuals and communities that are most impacted by outbreaks and pandemics are fully engaged throughout the program cycle, including having a role in monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation.
Sarah completed her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in International Health, and her PhD from University of Washington in Medical Geography. She served as a postdoctoral fellow and assist research scientist at University of Wisconsin- Madison. During her training, Sarah implemented qualitative, quantitative, and spatial methodologies to identify and describe social and environmental drivers of human-animal contact and risk of pathogen exchange.