Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Economics and Child Health

Cambridge, MA, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD / Doctoral

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Economics and Child Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Global Health and Population (GHP)

Position Description

Associate Professor Jessica Cohen at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work with her on several projects related to child health in Africa. This work will explore patient and provider behavior related to malaria and other common childhood illnesses, combining a variety of methods and approaches from public health and economics.

Dr. Cohen has conducted a number of field trials in East Africa related to incentives to patients and providers to increase malaria treatment seeking and prevention and to caregivers to improve child nutrition. She has also conducted studies using clinical observations of sick child visits and inter-disciplinary work bringing together behavioral economics and malaria transmission modeling.

She is seeking a highly-motivated and capable post-doctoral researcher with an interest in inter-disciplinary research on malaria and other common illnesses among young children in Africa. The analyses will be predominantly quantitative and will use data from field trials, household surveys, and clinical observation. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate on research papers and to develop and extend skills in developing study protocols, drafting grant proposals, designing research instruments, creating analytical frameworks and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in economics, epidemiology, public health, health policy and/or management, global health, health systems, public policy or a related field. Candidates should also have the following:

1) strong quantitative and analytical skills
2) research experience
3) high-level interpersonal and organizational skills
4) demonstrated ability to work independently.

Training in (aspects of) both economics and public health is desirable. The position is based in Boston and is for one year, with the potential for renewal for an additional one to two years.

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Kaitlin Coulter

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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