Catherine Machalaba

Policy Advisor

EcoHealth Alliance

United States of America

Catherine Machalaba serves as Policy Advisor at EcoHealth Alliance. As part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT-2 project she analyzes the effectiveness of One Health policies and practices, and is a researcher on a study of the epidemiology and ecology of Rift Valley Fever virus in South Africa. She works closely with partners at the World Bank, WHO, Convention on Biological Diversity and the Towards a Safer World network to advance environment, health and sustainable development synergies, and is a lead author of the World Bank Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems at their Interface. Catherine chairs the American Public Health Association’s Veterinary Public Health group and is program officer for the IUCN Species Survival Commission Wildlife Health Specialist Group. She holds a degree in Biology and a Masters in Public Health. Prior to joining EcoHealth Alliance in 2010 she conducted vector-borne disease surveillance and outreach at a district health office and completed a fellowship in healthcare systems redesign.