Katherine Leach-Kemon

At the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Katherine Leach-Kemon works to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. To this end, she fosters collaboration with organizations worldwide, designs communication strategies to engage decision-makers and policy influencers, and oversees the production of reports, infographics, and policy briefs. Her work has been published in The Lancet, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Humanosphere. She earned a MPH at the University of Washington and a BA in history from the College of William & Mary, and previously worked as a Post-Graduate Fellow at IHME studying foreign assistance for health.

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Environment

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Food

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Urbanization

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