Suzue Saito, PhD, MIA, MA

Director, Strategic Information Unit

Dr. Suzue Saito is an epidemiologist and public health specialist with over eighteen years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale strategic information systems for PEPFAR-funded surveillance and HIV care and treatment programs. Most recently, as the Project Director for the Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) Project and formally the Director of Strategic Information for the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, Dr. Saito has extensive experience standing up surveillance systems to identify and track HIV-1 recent infections in resource-limited settings  Further, as the principal investigator of the Lesotho Strategic Information Project, she has also supported standing up the national health information management system for all disease areas, which has been instrumental in capturing timely information on COVID-19 disease and vaccination roll out in that country. Dr. Saito additionally has led and supported a number of public health evaluations and research studies to characterize the HIV epidemic and evaluate impact of innovative health services. Dr. Saito holds a Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.