Kristen P. Patterson joined PRB in 2014, where she is the program director of People, Health, Planet. Her role focuses on synthesizing data and research findings for policy audiences, developing and sharing knowledge about holistic programs that address human and planetary health, and creating opportunities to foster dialogue and policy reform around multi-sectoral approaches to sustainable development. Kristen started her career by serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger. Since then, her work has centered on the nexus of community development, public health, and environmental conservation. Kristen worked for the Africa Region of The Nature Conservancy for six years, where she helped launch an integrated reproductive health and conservation project, Tuungane, in western Tanzania that continues today. She worked in Madagascar as a USAID Population-Environment Fellow and has conducted research on farmer-herder conflict resolution in Niger. Kristen has a MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development and a Certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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