Kirsten Böse

12 May 2014

Director, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative

Ms. Böse is a public health and communication specialist with over 20 years experience developing and implementing projects in reproductive health/family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child survival and adolescent health promotion. Ms. Böse has spent the majority of her career with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, where she is able to combine her penchant for theory with practical applications. Ms. Böse has worked extensively throughout the African continent and in Asia.

Prior to her current position as Director of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), Ms. Böse was Deputy Director of the Knowledge for Health project.  She has lived in both Malawi and Tanzania serving as founding Chief of Party for the BRIDGE project (HIV prevention) and COMMIT (malaria control).

She is specifically interested in the power of new technologies, including mobile phones, to strengthen provider capacity and client participation in the delivery of health services. Ms Böse enjoys working together with communities to inspire solutions for better health. Ms. Böse earned her BA in Anthropology from Stanford University and her MHS in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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