Early Career Investigators share a bite!
Chenoa Flippen (at the head, speaking) convened a meeting of early career scientists at the PSC in effort to facilitate better support and develop professional activities. Pictured above from left to right is Janeria Easley, Sandra Florian, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Alex Shpenev, Alberto Ciancio, Monica King, Hyejeong Jo, Soo-Yeon Yoon and Romeo Gansey.
Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
M.A., Public Policy, Duke University, 2013
B.A., Statistics, University of Benin, 2000
I am a researcher in the field of public policy with a strong background in health and micro-econometrics. My primary focus is on child health, poverty, and vulnerability in developing countries. My other research interests pertain to migration and long-term population dynamics. My previous works include an impact evaluation of the malaria program in Mainland Tanzania, using a difference-in-difference approach, an econometric assessment of vulnerability to poverty, and an estimation of the distributional impact and efficiency of taxation on households. Furthermore, I have more than 10 years of field experience in designing (question design and sampling), supervising, processing, and analyzing household surveys with an emphasis on Living Standards Surveys in developing countries.
As far as personal aptitudes are concerned, I have developed sharp, critical, and analytical thinking. I have deep knowledge of techniques and software packages (Stata and R) related to panel data and duration analysis, and structural equation modelling. I have strong oral and written communication skills. I also have a commitment to meeting deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. I am a good team-player as well as a team-leader, who can build and motivate new or existing teams.