Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Kate Lacey

Consultant, McKinsey & Company

Kate Lacey (Troja) holds a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Kate has experience with HIV/STI research with the Department of Defense's Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, where she led a multi-site, longitudinal study examining long-term neurologic effects of HIV infection. Kate's research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, reproductive health, high-risk HPV infection in mid-adult women, and the relationship between stress and infection.

Kate worked on three projects in her 9-month appointment at START, serving as the PM for one of them. Below are highlights from two of the projects Kate worked on:

  • Enteric Pathogen Case Control: START conducted a two-part systematic literature review to (1) better understand the relationship between the presence of pathogens and the occurrence of diarrhea and (2) to estimate case fatality risks (CFRs) associated with specific enteric pathogens stratified by country, region, or setting.
  • Family Planning Market Research Review: The START Team performed a review of contraceptive market research and user insight studies, cataloguing all BMGF-funded research and culling findings from gray and published literature, as well as key informant interviews, to assist the Family Planning (FP) team in decision-making around investment in long-acting injectable contraceptives.

Kate currently works as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a business consultant group based in Austin, Texas, specializing in Healthcare and Social Sector work.