Position title: Senior Evidence Analyst
Kiersten is a Senior Analyst on the Evidence & Policy Analysis Team at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R).
Prior to joining CHR&R, Kiersten worked at the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) and at the Wisconsin Historical Society. During graduate school, she worked as a Project Assistant at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, as a Monitoring & Evaluation intern with nonprofit Health Access Connect in Uganda and was a German Language and Area Studies fellow. Kiersten holds dual Master’s degrees in Public Affairs and Public Health, and a graduate Global Health Certificate, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has a B.A. in History and Women’s Studies Certificate from UW-Madison. Her interests include the impacts of social policy on health and on gender equality.
The Evidence & Policy Analysis team’s work includes What Works for Health (WWFH), a searchable online database that provides community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. In WWFH, analysts systematically assess, summarize, and rate evidence for policies and programs that can affect health behaviors, social & economic factors, the physical environment, and clinical care. This research and translation effort was initially developed with funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and expanded to support the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program in 2012.