Scott McPherson has more than ten years’ experience of researching and developing national trachoma strategies and implementing trachoma programs across multiple countries.
Scott currently works for RTI International as a Senior Manager on the ENVISION project. He recently finished three years as the Chief of Party for RTI International’s NTD programs in Ethiopia, where he coordinated USAID-supported trachoma partners to implement the comprehensive trachoma treatment and prevention strategy, called SAFE, in one of the largest trachoma programs in the world.
Working with Ethiopia's Federal Ministry of Health, Scott has also contributed to the creation of new trachoma partnerships between donors, NTD implementing partners, WASH groups and government offices. These partnerships have allowed the Federal Ministry of Health to establish SAFE interventions in almost every trachoma endemic district in Ethiopia, greatly contributing towards the realization of 2020 goals.
Scott studied infectious disease epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently engaged in research focusing on the safety of co-administration of azithromycin, ivermectin and albendazole as part of his PhD program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.