About ICF

Kirsten Zalisk

Lead Research and Data Specialist
Kirsten is a research and data expert with more than 10 years of experience providing technical support and strategic analysis to health programs and projects in developing countries.

Kirsten supports population-based survey activities and analyzes data for a variety of international health-related projects. She has substantial experience working with survey data, assessing data quality, developing guidance documents, and presenting findings in a variety of formats.

Previously, Kirsten focused on reproductive health, maternal and child health, and community health. She also gained experience in the areas of resilience, food security, agriculture, and child labor. Kirsten has supported projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Labor. She has experience working in Malawi, Namibia, Thailand, and The Gambia; supported projects implemented in the Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda; and analyzed data collected in numerous other countries.

  • M.H.S., International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • M.S., Exercise Science, The University of California at Davis
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University