Dr. Sunita Kishor is project director of the population-based Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program. She is an internationally recognized gender expert, demographer, and survey specialist with 20 years of experience in the collection and analysis of high-quality gender data in developing countries. She has been responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of questionnaire modules on women's empowerment and domestic violence in the DHS program.
Dr. Kishor has implemented innovative workshops to create demand for and build capacity in the use of gender data for policy and program development. She has conducted program and policy research on the links between gender and desired health and population outcomes and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.