Senior Research Manager
Gretchen Newby is a Senior Research Manager at the UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). In this role, she is responsible for researching and documenting progress toward malaria elimination and eradication. She supports PMI Impact Malaria as a Technical Writer, and also contributes to the MEI's knowledge management team. Since joining the MEI in 2012, Gretchen has conducted case studies on malaria elimination in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, as well as on innovative vector control in various socioeconomic and epidemiological settings. She has written background papers on malaria in conflict and emergency settings, screen and treat strategies, mass drug administration, and program management to inform global policy on malaria elimination and eradication. Gretchen was also a member of the UCSF Secretariat for the Lancet Commission on malaria eradication and a primary author of the Commission’s groundbreaking report.
Gretchen has a BA in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College and a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, where she studied parasitology and complex emergencies.