Kristin Kay Gundersen, M.S.W. is a Research Program Manager in the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, overseeing multiple research studies on intimate partner violence (IPV) and various health outcomes among vulnerable populations. Ms. Gundersen has an extensive background in managing and implementing mixed methods research studies and community-based interventions, both nationally and internationally. Formerly, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California (USC), her research focus included trauma, sexual violence, and rape culture. She holds a Master of Social Work from USC with a concentration in community, organization, policy, and administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, Ms. Gundersen is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower survivors of gender-based violence globally.