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), an online database that provides community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. Analysts review research to rate strategies’ effectiveness in improving health and advancing equity. Strategies include policies, programs, and systems and environmental changes.