Dr. Sunita Kishor is the director of The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program at ICF. She is a gender expert, demographer, and survey specialist with 20 years of experience in the collection of high-quality gender data in developing countries. Sunita has been responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of questionnaire modules on women's empowerment and domestic violence in population-based surveys.
Sunita works with DHS staff and stakeholders to integrate gender into implementation and research activities. She develops gender-sensitive indicators and dissemination material. She also co-managed the third National Family Health Survey in India, a DHS survey of more than 100,000 households, with 200,000 individuals interviewed in all Indian states.
Sunita earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland College Park.