Kathryn Grace's research fits squarely within the field of Population Geography. Her research highlights the role of context in various aspects related to maternal and child health—primarily reproductive health and family planning decision-making. Her geographic training (PhD geography) and quantitative background (M.A. statistics, MSPH biostatistics) enable her to bring a unique perspective to spatial demography through her use of a quantitative, mixed-disciplinary approach to the examination of the way that individual, family, or household outcomes are conditioned by place; including both the culture and the natural environment.
Grants, Awards and Distinctions:
NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. 2012-2015. Examining the Links Between Agriculture and Human Health in a Context of Climate Change: A Case Study of Three West African Countries - Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. (with Co-I Greg Husak). $274,000.
UC Center for New Racial Studies (co-PI). 2013-14. Central American fertility in Los Angeles translation: Informing statistical models with qualitative context. $12,000
United States Geological Service. 2012-2018. Using Very High Resolution Remotely Sensed Data to Measure Cultivated Area and Land Use in High Fertility Countries. PI: Kathryn Grace Award $178,000
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Utah. 2012-2013. How Food Insecurity Impacts Contraceptive Use in Early Transitional Societies. PI: Kathryn Grace Award Period. $3,500