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Kayla Stankevitz is a Technical Advisor on the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project at FHI 360. She leads the Health Informatics cluster of the EpiC Strategic Information team where she provides technical assistance in health information systems, data analytics and visualization. She specializes in DHIS2 implementation and capacity building. Prior to her work on EpiC, Kayla served as a Research Associate in Health Services Research, where she worked primarily as a quantitative data analyst.
Stankevitz has a background in biomedical engineering, and is interested in the intersection of global health and technology.
Prior to joining FHI 360, Stankevitz served as a Sustainability Adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In that role, she developed new measures of sustainability to assess USAID programs, with a specific focus on countries with decentralized governments. Prior to USAID, she worked at Duke University Medical Center where she conducted research on non-communicable diseases.
Throughout her career, Stankevitz has held positions in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors and has extensive experience conducting rigorous research and evaluation projects. Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, Stankevitz worked as a software engineer supporting the design and verification of software on respiratory therapy devices.
Stankevitz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Master of Science degree in Global Health from Duke University.