education & Work History
Kathryn Quissell is currently a PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. She has an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BA in Gender Studies from Northwestern University. Prior to her PhD program she worked for several women's rights and health organizations, including: NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Council of Women World Leaders, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
Her current research investigates: (1) what makes some global health policy networks more effective than others in garnering resources and attention for their issues; (2) how the characteristics of health issues and target populations influence the scale-up of infectious disease treatment programs in low and middle-income countries; and (3) under what circumstances we are more likely to see cross-national policy divergence or convergence with global policy recommendations.