Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director, worked with the United Nations for over two decades, and was most recently the Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Prior to this, she worked with UNIFEM and UNDP in China and in a number of African countries on democratic governance, gender issues, and economic empowerment. Sarah holds an M.I.A. from Columbia University.
Kristen Lewis, Co-director, also worked at the United Nations for many years, first with UNIFEM and then in UNDP’s policy bureau, and has served as a consultant for numerous international development organizations. She is co-author, under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs’ Millennium Project, of Health, Dignity and Development: What will it take? (2005). Kristen also holds an M.I.A. from Columbia University.
- CO-AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS: The Measure of America Series: Mapping Risks and Resilience 2010-2011 (New York University Press), American Human Development Report 2008-2009 (Columbia University Press). The Portrait Series: A Portrait of Marin (2012), California (2011), Mississippi (2009), and Louisiana (2009).
- RESEARCH SPECIALTIES: Social determinants of health, Human development, Capabilities approach, Changing American demographics.
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Patrick Nolan Guyer, Chief Statistician, has most recently worked as a consultant to UNICEF’s Division of Policy and Practice and as a researcher with a group of academics based at the New School Graduate Program in International Affairs constructing and applying new measures for monitoring the fulfillment of human rights. He holds a BA in political science from McGill University in Montréal and an MA in International Affairs from the New School.
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