Bernard Barrere is deputy director of survey operations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project. He is a demographer and survey specialist with more than 30 years of professional experience providing technical assistance in all phases of survey implementation, from questionnaire design and interviewer training to tabulation design, report writing, and data analysis and dissemination. He has been directly involved in the design and implementation of population-based surveys in more than two dozen countries, including surveys that employ field-based biomarker testing for instances of HIV and malaria. He oversees survey operations for the DHS program, including monitoring the activities of staff involved in supporting surveys. Mr. Barrere coordinates all HIV-related activities for the DHS program, including development of indicators and survey instruments, HIV testing protocols, and analysis of HIV-related data. He also coordinates with numerous international organizations in the field of HIV.
Mr. Barrere has a D.E.S.S. in Demography from the University of Bordeaux, France, and a D.E.A. in Sociology from the University of Toulouse, France. He is fluent in French and English and is proficient in Spanish.