As HIV/TB Technical Advisor with the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Tuberculosis Department, Petra provides strategic leadership and technical assistance to strengthen PSI’s tuberculosis portfolio, particularly efforts to engage the private sector with a social franchising approach.
Petra also drives quality improvement and innovation in PSI’s HIV testing and counseling portfolio. She supports the design and implementation of targeted communication campaigns to increase HIV testing uptake, as well as the introduction of new health technologies, such as oral fluid tests for HIV self-testing. As part of this effort, Petra leads PSI’s work to strengthen referral networks, particularly to improve linkages to HIV care.
Petra received her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a BA from Vassar College.