Jasbir’s survey management experience includes food security surveys implemented through the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Surveys and Bureau for Resilience and Food Security’s Feed the Future Surveys and Resilience Focus Zone Surveys. She also worked on USAID's Demographic and Health Surveys Program, including AIDS Indicator Surveys, Malaria Indicator Surveys, and Micronutrient Surveys; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys and Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Surveys. As part of this work, Jasbir negotiated and engaged with collaborating partners, designed surveys, trained data collectors, managed field logistics, conducted data management and analysis, wrote reports, and disseminated findings.
Jasbir also led the development of the survey methods toolkit, which provides standardized data collection procedures and guidance to ensure data quality for the Feed the Future Zone of Influence Surveys. She is a U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security and worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the Food Security lead for the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey. Jasbir also served on the steering committee for Kids against Hunger in Washington D.C.
Previously, Jasbir served both as a project director for implementing partner organizations and as a contracting officer's representative for the U.S. government. She has led and managed surveys in Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Zambia.
- Jasbir Kaur, MHS; Molly M.Lamb, Ph.D.; and Cynthia L.Ogden, Ph.D. The Association between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Children-The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 May;115(5):751-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.01.003. Epub 2015 Feb 27
Garrett D, Sangha (Kaur) JK, Kothari M, and Boyle D. 2011. Field-friendly techniques for assessment of biomarkers of nutrition for development. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 94(suppl):685S-90S
Sangha (Kaur) J, and Johnson K. 2009. Reduction in the burden of malarial anemia in Benin: Confirmation of an anti-vector approach. International Journal of Tropical Medicine 4(3):104-111.
Mishra V, Vaessen M, Boerma JT, Arnold F, Way A, Barrere B, and Sangha (Kaur) J, et al. 2006. HIV testing in national population-based surveys: Experience from the Demographic and Health Surveys. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 84 (7):537-545.