Senior Associate (Non-resident), Global Food Security Program
Expertise: Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, and Immunizations, Food and Agriculture, Global Health, Health and Security, International Development, Russia and Eurasia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, The South Caucasus, U.S. Development Policy
Associated Programs: Global Food Security ProgramReid Hamel is a senior associate with the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her work investigates U.S. policy and strategy in food security investments worldwide, covering agricultural intensification and sustainability, good governance, natural resource and risk management, financial services, social protection, and nutrition. Dr. Hamel was a senior fellow with CSIS from 2016 through 2018. More recently, she co-led an impact evaluation of a $33 million U.S. Department of Agriculture school feeding program in Tanzania. She previously led research design and evaluation strategy with Save the Children's Department of Hunger and Livelihoods and has worked with the Asia Foundation's Economic Development Program, with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan. An economic demographer, Dr. Hamel designed and taught a new course, global population growth and food security, at Middlebury College in 2015. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where her dissertation quantified the public sector cost savings to social safety net programs associated with the incorporation of voluntary family planning services.