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Kathryn Q Grace

Associate Professor of Geography, Environment and Society

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Welcome to my corner of the internet. I am an associate professor of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Basic information about my research, publications and my educational background can be found on this website. Please feel free to contact me to discuss anything – research, parenting, academics, teaching, hot chocolate or chihuahuas – in more detail.

Education

  • PhD Geography, 2008

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • MA Statistics, 2006

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • MSPH Biostatistics, 2004

    Tulane University School of Public Health

  • BA Theoretical Mathematics, 2002

    University of California, Berkeley

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Projects

Climate Hazards Center

The Climate Hazards Center is an alliance of multidisciplinary scientists and food security analysts utilizing climate and crop models, satellite-based earth observations, and socioeconomic data sets to predict and monitor droughts and food shortages among the world’s most vulnerable populations. Through partnerships with USAID, USGS, and FEWS NET, the CHC provides early warning to save lives and secure livelihoods.

IPUMS PMA & Data Analysis Hub

IPUMS PMA harmonizes the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) data series. It provides an interactive web dissemination system for PMA data with variable documentation on thousands of harmonized variables on family planning, water and sanitation, and health. PMA is fielded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Johns Hopkins University using streamlined and high-frequency data collection in 11 FP2020 pledging countries. The IPUMS PMA Data Analysis Hub is a blog offering tips and tools for working with IPUMS PMA data in R.

MERIAM

Modelling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition (MERIAM) is a four-year project funded by the UK government, which brings together an inter-disciplinary team of experts across four consortium partners{:} Action Against Hunger, the Graduate Institute of Geneva, John Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. MERIAM’s primary aim is to develop, test and scale-up models to improve the prediction and monitoring of undernutrition in countries that experience frequent climate and conflict related shocks.

New Scholars

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Jacqueline Banks

Postdoctoral Associate

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Maryia Bakhtsiyarava

Postdoctoral Associate

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Nina R. Brooks

Postdoctoral Associate

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Grace Cooper

PhD Student

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Ruthie Burrows

PhD Student

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Andrew Verdin

Research Scientist

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Isabel Birkeland

Undergraduate Student

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Kassandra Fate

Undergraduate Student

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Taylor Gnikpingo

Undergraduate Student

Skills & Interests

Spatial data analysis

Teaching & education

Statistics

R

Hot Chocolate

Chihuahuas