Rajeev Colaço

“I oversee MERLA (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, & Adapting) across a portfolio of global health projects. I love framing and telling stories of how and why projects achieve- or do not achieve- results, and how we take learning to action."


Monitoring and evaluation of global health programs

Design and implementation of learning agendas

Quantitative and qualitative data collection and management

Data use, visualization and interpretation

Project management


Dr. Rajeev Colaço is a Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation in the Global Health Division at RTI International.

His primary duties including overseeing monitoring & evaluation (M&E), applied research and learning activities that promote RTI’s core goal of translating knowledge into practice. The technical areas in which he conducts programmatic, M&E, research and learning activities include maternal and child health, infectious diseases (including malaria and neglected tropical diseases), family planning, gender, HIV prevention, integrated health systems and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Dr. Colaço is fluent in Konkani, Hindi, English, and Russian.


DrPH, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina

MPH, Department of Epidemiology and International Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama

MD, Russian State Medical University and Moscow State University