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Colleen Keating

Senior Program Associate

Colleen Keating (she/her) is a global health professional with 6 years of research and project management experience supporting health system strengthening through both international partnerships and local NGOs. Colleen is passionate about achieving universal health coverage through political advocacy, sustained investments, and more and better measurement.

Colleen is a senior program associate at Results for Development (R4D) supporting the Linked Immunization Action Network, which brings together practitioners and policy makers from middle-income countries to transform and strengthen immunization programming with the goal of greater resilience, equity and sustainability. Colleen provides technical and programmatic support to the network by managing operations, leading the Latin American & Caribbean regional partnership, and supporting the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work stream.

Colleen was co-investigator of a sequential explanatory study of intimate partner violence (IPV) among Colombian refugees in Ecuadorian border communities, which explored how displacement exacerbates IPV. Findings were published in BMC’s Conflict and Health and presented at the 2020 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

Before joining R4D, Colleen served as the program manager for the Secretariat of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI), a global initiative which supported Ministries of Health and other stakeholders in the evaluation and improvement of primary health care systems. At PHCPI, Colleen led the Secretariat in project management and operations, including grants management and event planning. Colleen oversaw the logistics and operations for a $700,000 subgrant program to civil society organizations and Ministries of Health which funded primary health care advocacy and measurement activities in 11 countries. Prior to PHCPI, Colleen was based in southeastern Madagascar as monitoring and evaluation specialist where she lead research and evaluation for an adolescent sexual health project.

Colleen holds a master’s degree in reproductive and sexual health research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in international relations from Boston University. She is a native English speaker and speaks proficient Spanish.



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