Koenker has worked in malaria control for more than 15 years and is the project director for VectorWorks, a CCP-led program funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to increase access to, and use of, insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria prevention.
She has expertise in bed net distribution through mass campaigns and continuous distribution channels, and conducts research on bed net use, durability and the impact of social and behavior change interventions on malaria-related behaviors. She is skilled in program design, management and monitoring and evaluation, and has designed comprehensive bed net distribution strategies in Tanzania, Ghana and Mozambique. She provides global leadership on bed net policy issues to the World Health Organization, PMI and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Koenker has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Basel and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health