Jeeyon Janet Kim

Jeeyon Janet KimVisiting Fellow

Jeeyon Janet Kim is the Senior Researcher for Resilience at Mercy Corps, where she leads research related to resilience in fragile contexts. Her recent research focuses on migration and linkages between resilience and women’s empowerment, social connectedness, and food security. At the Feinstein International Center, Jeeyon works closely with Daniel Maxwell and others on a number of projects, including: Promoting Agriculture, Health, and Alternative Livelihoods initiative in Nepal, The Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis project, and Food Security and Resilience in Somalia.

Jeeyon holds a Hon.B.Sc. from University of Toronto, a M.S.P.H. from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

News Items

Daniel Maxwell, Jeeyon Kim, and Sabrina Robillard publish about social networks and COVID-19 in The Conversation
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 compromises social networks. What this means for people in humanitarian crises Iraqi, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers at a tent camp in the Netherlands. ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/GettyImages Jeeyon Kim, Visiting…

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Jeeyon Janet Kim publishes in Food Security
June 3, 2019

Jeeyon Janet Kim, Elizabeth Stites, Patrick Webb, Mark A. Constas, and Daniel Maxwell published “The effects of male out-migration on household food security in rural Nepal“ in Food Security  in…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Promoting Agriculture, Health, and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) in Nepal

This USAID-funded five-year project (2014-2019) aims to improve food security, resilience, and livelihoods for poor and marginalized communities in select areas of rural Nepal.

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Feinstein Publications

The Currency of Connections: Why Do Social Connections Matter for Household Resilience in South Sudan?

This study looked at how social connections during times of crisis enable populations to manage shocks and stresses in South Sudan.

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Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from Yemen

A study of the effectiveness of the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) system, as it is used to identify famine and levels of food insecurity in Yemen.

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