Kay Schaffer, MPH, is a Research Associate at the de Beaumont Foundation. Her focus is on the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS), the only nationally representative survey of the state and local government workforce.
Kay earned her MPH in Maternal and Child Health with a certificate in Global Heath from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. While in graduate school, she worked as a Research Assistant on the evaluation of the Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health program (ICO4MCH), where she developed evaluation materials and conducted research on collective impact within local health departments in North Carolina. Kay has also worked as a public health consultant for Curamericas Global in the Northwestern Highlands of Guatemala where she conducted a barrier analysis survey for modern methods of family planning among indigenous Maya women to improve reproductive health services in the region.
Kay holds a BA in Human Rights with a concentration in Global Public Health from Bard College.