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Kara Hunersen, MPH

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MPH, Columbia University, 2018


Kara Hunersen is currently the Assistant Study Director for the Global Early Adolescence Study. She has worked in both domestic and international settings focusing on sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, gender based violence, and adolescent health. Prior to joining the GEAS team, Kara led a study on child marriage in the Middle East and North Africa partnered with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and UNFPA. Her international experience includes working with multi-national and community based organizations in Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco, South Africa, and Ethiopia. She holds a BS in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPH in Population and Family Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Adolescent health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Humanitarian settings
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-saharan Africa