I am an Associate Teaching Professor at Georgetown University. My research interests include global health and sustainable development, with a focus on interventions to improve the well-being of vulnerable populations affected by fragility, conflict, and violence, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’ve studied cash-like vouchers; water, sanitation, and hygiene; social support; empowerment training; health infrastructure; and public work programs.

I partner with key international development actors including the World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Panzi Hospital (whose founder won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018). I led a study of a humanitarian assistance program that was named one of the top three UNICEF-affiliated research projects in the world in 2019. My work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, & Development Office (FCDO), and published in PNAS Nexus, BMJ Global Health, and World Development, among other journals.

Previously, I was a tenured Associate Professor of Public Health at Simmons University. I have a doctorate in Global Health & Population from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. I was a Fulbright scholar in Entebbe, Uganda and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Naples, Italy.

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You can reach me at john [dot] quattrochi [at] georgetown [dot] edu