Senior Technical Specialist in the Asia-Pacific Regional Office for Helen Keller International
Dr. Jackson-deGraffenried supports country offices primarily in nutrition and food security programming. She holds a PhD in biocultural medical anthropology with a focus on maternal and child health and nutrition. Her work with Helen Keller emphasizes reducing social disparities in health and food security outcomes, increasing access to essential services, improving resilient livelihoods, and accounting for psychosocial factors that influence decision-making. Prior to working for the regional office, she was Technical Advisor then Country Director for Bangladesh. These days, Dr. Jackson-deGraffenried lives in Zambia while supporting Asia-Pacific, heading out into the bush whenever possible for a bit of camping and safari.