Whitney Goldman

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA)

Whitney Goldman is the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) on the United States Agency for International Development's Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program, a global flagship initiative that supports 13 countries working to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases. She has more than 13 years of experience in international development and public health, with extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for the monitoring and evaluation of international programs.

In her current role, she oversees the development and implementation of the MERLA strategy for the Act to End NTDs | East program. Ms. Goldman leads a team of experts who focus on strengthening country capacity to conduct MERLA activities, analyzing data to facilitate data-driven decision-making, and operationalizing learning at country and global levels. She collaborates closely with key stakeholders, including USAID, WHO, other implementing partners, and Ministries of Health, to strengthen global guidelines and tools to enable NTD control and elimination.