Jasbir Kaur has more than 18 years of experience in the areas of food security, international health, epidemiology, biomarkers, and managing large, complex household surveys in these areas.
Dr. Kaur’s survey management experience has included food security surveys implemented through the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Food for Peace Surveys and Bureau for Food Security’s Feed the Future Surveys; USAID's Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program including AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS), Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) 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 — from negotiating and engaging with collaborating partners, to survey design, training of data collectors, management of field logistics, data management and analysis, report writing, and dissemination of findings.
Dr. Kaur is a Presidential Management Fellow finalist (PMF STEM, 2014) and a 2013 U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security, and served on the steering committee for Kids against Hunger in Washington D.C. Dr. Kaur has served both as a Project Director for implementing partner organizations and as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for the US government.
Dr. Kaur has led and managed surveys in Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Uzbekistan. Dr. Kaur has a master’s degree in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the University of Maryland.