Melanie serves as the Country Coordination Team Lead on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project that is working in approximately 20 countries in Africa and Asia to detect and monitor outbreaks of infectious disease affecting human and animal health. Her technical expertise encompasses community and civil society engagement, social and behavior change communication (SBCC), monitoring, evaluation and learning for adaptation, and technical interventions in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition—including integrated community case management (ICCM) and implementation research on child feeding.
Previously, Melanie led the Community Health and Civil Society Engagement Team as key personnel on the USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program and managed the team providing technical assistance to grantees of USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grants Program, concerning project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining our team, Melanie spent 13 years in technical and leadership roles at World Relief and served as interim technical advisor on gender violence at USAID in Tanzania.
Melanie has a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A., in anthropology from the College of William and Mary. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia.
M.P.H. and Certificate in Health Communication, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health
B.A., Anthropology, Biology minor, the College of William and Mary
- Sacks, E., Morrow, M., Story W., Shelley, K., Shanklin, D., Rahimtoola, M., Rosales, A., Ibe, O., & Sarriot, E. (2019). Beyond the building blocks: integrating community roles into health systems frameworks to achieve health for all. BMJ Global Health, 3:e0001384.
- Brown, A., Ernst, P., Cambule, A., Morrow, M., Dortzbach, D., Golub, D., & Perry, H. (2017). Applying the Care Group model to tuberculosis control: Findings from a community-based project in Mozambique. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(10), 1086-1093.
- Story, W., LeBan, K., Altobelli, L., Gebrian, B., Hossain, J., Lewis, J., Morrow, M., Nielsen, J., Rosales, A., Rubardt, M., Shanklin, D., & Weiss, J. (2017). Institutionalizing community-focused maternal, newborn, and child health strategies to strengthen health systems: A new framework for the Sustainable Development Goal era. Globalization and Health, 13, 37.
- Perry, H., Morrow, M., Borger, S., Weiss, J., DeCoster, M., Davis, T., & Ernst, P. (2015). Care Groups I: An innovative community-based strategy for improving maternal, neonatal, and child health in resource-constrained settings. Glob Health Sci Pract, 3(3), 358-369.
- Perry, H., Morrow, M., Davis, T., Borger, S., Weiss, J., DeCoster, M., Ricca, J., & Ernst, P. (2015). Care Groups II: A summary of the child survival outcomes achieved using volunteer community health workers in resource-constrained settings. Glob Health Sci Pract, 3(3), 370-381.
- Sarriot, E., Morrow, M., Langston, A., Weiss, J., & Tsuma, L. (2015). A causal loop analysis of the sustainability of integrated community case management in Rwanda. Soc Sci Med, 131, 147-155.
- Langston, A., Weiss, J., Landegger, J., Pullum, T., Morrow, M., Kabadege, K., Mugeni, C., & Sarriot, E. (2014). Plausible role for CHW peer support groups in increasing care seeking in an integrated community case management project in Rwanda: A mixed methods evaluation. Glob Health Sci Pract, 2(3), 342-354.