Kathryn Spielman is a Staff Associate in the Reproductive Health Program at the Population Council. As part of her role under Breakthrough RESEARCH, she supports research activities to improve the implementation of social and behavior change programs within the project. She contributes to the development of study protocols and data collection instruments, management of data collection activities, analysis and visualization of quantitative data, and dissemination efforts.
Before joining the Council in 2017, Spielman was a Data Analyst at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy under ENGINE (Empowering the New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities), USAID’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project in Ethiopia. She also worked previously as a Biostatistician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she monitored and evaluated the efficacy and safety of ongoing clinical trials in cardiology.
Spielman has a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics and International Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from Boston College. She is a current PhD student in the International Health Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.