About ICF

Melanie Morrow

Senior Manager, Health Systems Strengthening
Melanie is a health systems expert with nearly 15 years of experience designing and implementing community health worker programs.

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