Katie McMahon

Katie McMahon
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Katie McMahon is an MA/PhD student in the Geography Department with research interests at the intersection of climate & environmental change, social vulnerability, human health, and food & water security. Katie holds a BA in Geography and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her PhD advisor is Kathy Baylis. Katie's current work uses integrated climate and demographic data sources to explore the impacts of contemporary climate change on food security outcomes in South Asia. She is particularly interested in disentangling the multiple mechanisms through which climate shocks influence health, as well as identifying social determinants of nutritional vulnerability to climate change.


McMahon, K., & Gray, C. (2021). 
"Climate change, social vulnerability and child nutrition in South Asia. "
Global Environmental Change, 71, 102414.