Kayla Stankevitz is a Research Associate in the Health Services Research division of FHI 360. She provides research and technology integration support to advance health programs and aid in research. Stankevitz serves as a researcher and project manager on the FHI 360 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) team, quantitative data analyst under the Optimizing Prevention Technology Introduction on Schedule (OPTIONS) project, and is a thought leader under the Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative.
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 research 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.