Erin Eckert

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Erin Eckert is an infectious disease epidemiologist with 30 years of experience in metrics and evaluation of disease control programs. She is currently Senior Technical Advisor at Population Services International, where she provides technical expertise addressing malaria and infectious disease priorities. Prior to PSI, she served as Senior Technical Advisor/Epidemiologist with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where she focused on metrics and measurement for case management and other biomedical interventions. She has provided technical assistance to national governments to develop evaluation platforms, surveillance systems, and research to improve infectious disease program implementation. She served as an advisor to bilateral and international organizations such as USAID, UNICEF, WHO, and others on infectious disease-related issues. Dr. Eckert previously served on the faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where she continues to hold an adjunct appointment. Dr. Eckert began her career in global health as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. She holds an MPH and a PhD in epidemiology from Tulane and has published widely on public health issues. She has professional experience in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean and has lived overseas more than 17 years. She is fluent in French and conversant in Moroccan Arabic and Portuguese.


PhD, Tulane University

MPH, Tulane University

BA, Colorado State University