Project Director, COVID-19 Rapid Response Support Team


Dr. Heather White brings over 15 years of global public health experience to PSI, where she currently works as a senior technical advisor for non-communicable diseases. In this role, she supports PSI field teams to develop, implement and evaluate programs focusing on control and prevention of cervical cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. She also represents PSI externally as an advocate to increase visibility for NCDs among civil society, corporate, and government partners.

Prior to joining PSI, Heather served in various academic and administrative roles at University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). Heather served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa, after receiving her Master of Public Health in international health and epidemiology from UAB in 2001. She received her doctorate of public health from UAB in 2011. Her dissertation focused on the uptake of cervical cancer screening Zambian women. She is also fluent in French.


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Accelerating Progress Toward Resilient, Responsive Health Systems

Farai Chieza, PSI’s Regional Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa and Michael Chommie, PSI Myanmar’s Country Representative interviewed Alex Ergo, PSI’s Health Systems Director, to discuss why health systems strengthening (HSS) is the bedrock

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Using DHIS2 to power PEPFAR HIV programs and SRH programs in Central America & the Caribbean

How PSI combines DHIS2 Tracker with vouchers, chatbots and custom apps to help promote access to HIV and SRH health services. This piece was originally featured on the DHIS2 blog. By

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Tracking Outbreaks With Social Media Chatbots

By Shwetha Srinivasan, M&E Associate, Hoa Nguyen, Research Coordinator, PSI Vietnam and Bram Piot, Sr. Surveillance & Monitoring Advisor The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for innovative surveillance

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This Father’s Day, Skip the Tie. Give Men Support

By Nina Hasen, Vice President, HIV and TB Programs, PSI and Shawn Malone, Project Director, Breaking the Cycle – South Africa, PSI  This Father’s Day, PSI wants to go beyond thanking all the dads out there

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Stepping Up Self-Care and Digital Health to End AIDS

The HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative is a Unitaid-funded project, led by Population Services International (PSI), to catalyze the global market for HIV self-testing (HIVST), generate evidence for decision-making and

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Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH, the President of Gynuity Health Projects

For Health Impact, Fix the System

January 2021 marked the exciting start of a new term for PSI’s Board of Directors. We are conducting interviews with the Board members, delving into

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