Stanley J. Mierzwa is the director of information technology (IT) at the Population Council, where he leads the organization’s global technology strategy. Under his leadership, the Council’s proprietary audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) survey software has been used in many field and clinic-based surveys to facilitate accurate reporting of sensitive behaviors and measuring adherence in clinical trials.
Before joining the Council, Mierzwa was the director of IT at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and a senior programmer and network administrator for United Parcel Service.
Mierzwa has an MS in management of information systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BS in electrical engineering technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mierzwa assisted in the formation of the InsideNGO Tech Professionals Group, where he is a frequent speaker, and received the 2010 inaugural InsideNGO Information Technology award. Mierzwa is a member of the board of directors of the Vennue Foundation, a nonprofit based in Stamford, Connecticut. He is also a member of IEEE, NTEN, HealthTech Council, the Technology and Measures Task Force of the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination’s Behavior Science Working Group, the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network, and the Microbicide Trials Network. He holds PMD Pro (Project Management in Development), ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundation and SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) certifications and is also a peer reviewer for the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics.