BCSC 2022 Speaker

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Dr. Kiersten Johnson serves as the Team Leader for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network Management Team in USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. A senior international population, health, and nutrition researcher, she also served in USAID's Bureau for Resilience & Food Security, Analytics & Learning Division, seconded from the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service. Her work is grounded in more than two decades of methodological development, implementation, and research involving in-depth analyses of Demographic and Health Surveys and Health Service Provision Assessment data for USAID's Bureau for Global Health, USAID's Climate Change Initiative, and USAID's Forestry and Biodiversity Office, as well as for the World Bank and UNICEF. She has led innovative developments in the integration of NASA’s satellite remote-sensing data into the DHS to explore associations among climate, environment, and health and nutrition outcomes.


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