This page is optimized for a taller screen. Please rotate your device or increase the size of your browser window.


Senior Director, Impact and Monitoring

Kate Stillman is a technical leader with more than 25 years of experience in program design, systems thinking, evidence generation and use, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and project management. She has deep experience in global development with specialties in health systems strengthening, infectious and vector-borne diseases, maternal and child health, and sustainability. She drives Abt’s efforts to strengthen the generation, management, and use of high-quality data to inform decisions and improve program quality.

As the Senior Director for Impact Management, Stillman leads Abt’s strategic roadmap to integrate results-oriented design, solutioning, measurement, and learning across Abt’s portfolio of work to expand our impact globally. Stillman also leads Abt’s Monitoring sub-capability, overseeing the implementation of rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) methods to measure performance, ensure equitable results, and inform adaptive management in Abt’s work. Stillman focuses on the development of innovative MEL solutions in collaboration with equity, digital, and technical assistance experts.  Along with these roles, Stillman is the Strategic Evidence and MEL Director for the Abt-led President’s Malaria Initiative Evolve and PMI VectorLink Projects, supporting data driven malaria control in 25 countries. She prioritizes strategies that create a culture of data use, strengthen local systems, and enhance sustainability.

During her tenure at Abt, Stillman has served in various technical and project management capacities across a broad portfolio of global and bilateral heath projects and initiatives. She was the Director of Country Programs for a large regional Zika response program, overseeing activities in a dozen countries and ensuring collaboration with global, regional, and country partners. Stillman worked as a technical advisor on several health systems strengthening projects, leading health systems measurement and evidence synthesis initiatives. She has launched global working groups on evidence translation and led collaborative research networks to examine systems effects of global health initiatives. 

Prior to Abt, Stillman conducted social and public policy research and economic impact analyses with a NYC-based consulting firm supporting clients to drive social change.


  • Impact management and measurement
  • Program design
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Infectious diseases and vector-borne diseases
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Key Projects:

  • PMI Evolve
  • PMI VectorLink
  • Health Finance and Governance
  • Health Systems 20/20


  • Burnett SM, Davis KM, Assefa G, Gogue C, Hinneh L, Littrell M, Mwesigwa J, Okoko O, Rabeherisoa S, Sillah-Kanu M, Sheahan W, Slater H, Uhomoibhi P, Yamba F, Ambrose K, and Stillman K. Process and Methodological Considerations for Observational Analyses of Vector Control Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa Using Routine Malaria Data. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published online August 21, 2023. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.22-0757
  • Shiras T, Tammaro M, Johns B, Stillman K, Belemvire A, Karera G, Hakizimana E, Gandaho T, Iwuchukwu N, and Donner A. "Expanding the Role of Women in Vector Control: Case Studies From Madagascar, Rwanda, and Zambia." Global Health: Science and Practice 11, no. 3 (2023)
  • Comfort AB, van Dijk JH, Mharakurwa S, Stillman K, Johns B, Hathi P, Korde S, Craig AS, Nachbar N, Derriennic Y, Gabert R, Thuma PE. 2014. Association between malaria control and paediatric blood transfusions in rural Zambia: an interrupted time-series analysis. Malar J. 2014 Sep 26;13:383. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-383
  • Comfort, A, Janneke H. van Dijk, Sungano Mharakurwa, Kathryn Stillman, Rose Gabert, Sonali Korde, Nancy Nachbar, Yann Derriennic, Stephen Musau, Petan Hamazakaza, Khozya D. Zyambo, Nancy Zyongwe, Busiku Hamainza, Philip Thuma. 2013. Hospitalizations and Costs Incurred at the Facility Level after Scale-up of Malaria Control: Pre-Post Comparisons from Two Hospitals in Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 13-0019
Kathryn Stillman