Jose Miguel Guzman has more than 20 years of experience in population dynamics issues and linkages with health, environment, and poverty. He supports activities related to the production and use of data, particularly those from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program, to plan for climate change impacts, including adaptation and building resilience. His current work as regional coordinator of DHS allows him to help countries in addressing the most important data requirements in areas relevant to national policies, including those related to health and population changes, most of them relevant for environment and climate change adaptation.
Prior to joining ICF, Dr. Guzman represented the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and spearheaded an institutional commitment to pioneering research on climate change and urbanization. He led a new institutional approach that exploits untapped potential of demographic sciences to mitigation and adaptation efforts in relation to climate change.
Dr. Guzman has a Ph.D. in Demography from the Université de Montréal, Québec.