About ICF

Jasbir Kaur

Director and Team Lead, Food Security and Resilience
Jasbir is a survey research expert with more than 20 years of experience in food security, international health, epidemiology, and biomarkers.

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.

"We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. – Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States"
  • Ph.D., Nutrition and Epidemiology, University of Maryland
  • M.H.S., International Health, Johns Hopkins University