Anna Kresse, MPH

Senior Research Associate

Anna is a Senior Research Associate at the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center. In her role, she conducts rigorous policy and program evaluations to expand the existing evidence base for policies and programs that promote the health and wellbeing of children and families. Her research background is in child health and development, with a focus on child neurodevelopment and mental health.

Prior to this role she worked as a Research Assistant for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Training in Global Mental Health at Columbia University where she developed educational materials for the ICD-11 diagnostic requirements for Mental, Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Before that, she spent several years with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington coordinating a range of research projects related to autism spectrum disorder. 

Anna holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Denver. She lives in New York City with her partner and her dog. In her spare time she enjoys board games, yoga, and curating book recommendations for friends and family members.