Stephanie McKay is a public health professional with over 7 years of experience working on health systems strengthening and infectious disease in both domestic and international contexts. As a Program Officer at Results for Development, Ms. McKay currently supports USAID-funded activities, which include work to improve equity and resiliency in the community health workforce and as well as activities to improve the national blood systems in Rwanda, Liberia, and Malawi. She has also provided sustainable financing technical assistance through the Act to End Neglected Tropical Disease East program, which included the development of the WHO Neglected Tropical Disease Sustainability Framework, as companion piece for the 2020 NTD Roadmap.

Prior to working at R4D, Ms. McKay was an Allan Rosenfield, M.D. HIV/AIDS Public Policy Fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, where she conducted research on the relationship between HIV, viral hepatitis and the United States opioid epidemic. She was also a research assistant at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, where she has conducted and published research related to the impact of Covid-19 on NTD programs, pandemic preparedness and response policies, and the global health security agenda. These experiences followed positions at the WHO Regional Office for Europe and Federal Occupational Health, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. McKay holds an MPH in global health program design, monitoring and evaluation from George Washington University and a BA in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is planning to matriculate medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in fall 2023.