Louis Apicella is a health professional and statistician with extensive domestic and international experience monitoring and evaluating public health programs through data and research collection. He is most interested in using data as a means to better understand and analyze interventions.
Apicella manages a broad portfolio of HIV and AIDS research that informs programs and policy, including the Council’s Strengthening Operational AIDS Research (SOAR) project (funded by USAID/PEPFAR). He also conducts operations research studies to provide evidence that strengthens the capacity of local institutions and promotes the adoption of evidence-based practices. Previously, he held positions at the Council’s Center for Biomedical Research and several country offices, including Ethiopia, Swaziland and Zambia. Currently he is based in Tanzania.
Prior to joining the Council, Apicella worked as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at World Health Partners, Data Management Coordinator for the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a Senior Risk Analyst at Wachovia Bank.
Louis received his MPH in Biostatistics from Emory University and a BA in Anthropology from Arizona State University.