Sera L. Young is an assistant professor of anthropology and the program in global health studies at Northwestern University, where she is also a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. Dr. Young is a nutritional anthropologist who explores how people in areas of resource scarcity, such as sub-Saharan Africa, preserve their health and that of their families. She currently is leading an effort to develop a global scale to measure water insecurity. Dr. Young has received numerous awards for her work, including the Margaret Mead Award for her book Craving Earth.
A New Way to Think About Water: Household Water Insecurity