Senior Technical Advisor, Strategic Research


Kristen Little is an experienced public health professional with over a decade of experience in the global public health sector. Kristen began her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the NCHHSTP, Perinatal HIV Prevention Team. She has an MPH in global health from Emory University and completed a Ph.D. in infectious disease epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, where her research focused on operational and implementation science research for HIV and TB programs. At PSI, Kristen has served as a Senior Research advisor for the HIV/TB Department, where she supported HIV/TB research design, fielding, and analysis for strategic projects, and was responsible for building HIV/TB research capacity at the PSI’s local and regional offices globally. Currently Kristen is leading the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) project, a USAID-funded implementation science award led by FHI360 focused on building the evidence base for family planning programs globally.


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How PSI Navigates Social Tensions Around Safe Abortion

PSI commits to upholding its values, despite political tensions. Karl Hofmann, PSI’s CEO and President, and Nina Hasen, PSI’s VP of HIV and Tuberculosis Programs, discuss how upheavals in the status quo catalyze innovation in healthcare.

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What Does It Look Like When We Design Health Solutions and Systems Around Consumers?

As we work towards Universal Health Coverage, one thing stands out to us: we need to center our work around the consumer. See how digital solutions support Sara’s journey to care.

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Roe’s Reversal: All Hope is Not Lost

The effects of restricting or banning abortions in many U.S. states are dire – but as the Global South’s experience underscores: all hope is not lost.  

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion AND Belonging – PSI’s Report Card

After two years, we remain committed to our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI/B) commitment.

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In order to improve women’s access to family planning, it is essential that we understand their decision-making and experience when accessing services and products.

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Integrating Private Providers Into Malaria Elimination Efforts

Vietnam and other countries in the GMS region have set a goal to eliminate malaria by 2030. While possible, it will take commitment, coordination, and creativity to make this a reality. Throughout its implementation, the GEMS+ program has strengthened commitments from national governments, achieved coordination between the public and private sectors and introduced creativity through innovations in digitization.

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