Kara Hunersen, B.S, M.P.H

Current Positions

Research Associate

Department/Institute Affiliation(s)

International Health, Health Systems, Center for Humanitarian Health

Kara Hunersen is a global health professional with extensive experience working in research coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy in domestic and international settings, focusing primarily on improving maternal and child health through women's empowerment. She obtained her Master of Public Health with a specialization in Research Methods from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her fieldwork has been concentrated in West Africa, East Africa, and the MENA region where she designed and conducted training and capacity building activities for local organizations to improve research methods. Before joining the Center for Humanitarian Health, she worked with organizations including Save the Children and the Women’s Refugee Commission, as well as women-centered local NGOs in Morocco and the Ivory Coast. Her current research centers around child marriage among refugee populations throughout the MENA and Southeast Asia regions.

RESEARCH INTERESTS : Child marriage, sexual and reproductive health, food security and nutrition, interventions and surveys in humanitarian contexts.


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