I am a social scientist who draws on methods and theories from epidemiology, economics, and political science to study population health in low-income, high-mortality contexts. I use data from experiments, household surveys, administrative records, and population simulations to identify risk factors, evaluate interventions, and develop new analytic methods. I have investigated assistance for internally displaced persons, programs to aid survivors of sexual violence, leadership training for at-risk young women, spatial patterns in child mortality, bias in estimates of child mortality due to HIV/AIDS, and effects of health infrastructure on health outcomes. Since 2014, I have focused on projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so that I can build collaborative relationships with local scientists, program managers, and policy-makers, and so that I can better understand the culture, politics, and economy.
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You can reach me at john [dot] quattrochi [at] simmons [dot] edu