Global health, health economics, causal inference, econometrics, health disparities, women’s health, child health, women’s empowerment
Dr. Aleksandra Jakubowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Economics. Dr. Jakubowski’s research lies at the intersection of health economics and public policy. She designs field experiments and uses secondary data to investigate global health inequalities, with a focus on low- and middle- income countries. She works on multidisciplinary teams and in close partnership with communities and policy makers to ensure that her research is contextualized to the local setting. Dr. Jakubowski’s work examines the complex relationship between health and socio-economic status: what is the impact of public policies on health and economic functioning of households? and what are the social and individual drivers of healthcare decisions?
Jakubowski A, Kabami J, Balzer, Ayieko J, Charlebois E, Owaraganise A, Marquez C, Clark TD, Black D, Shade SB, Chamie G, Cohen C, Bukusi E, Kamya M, Petersen M, Havlir D, Thirumurthy T. Effect of universal HIV testing and treatment on socioeconomic well-being in rural Kenya and Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. The Lancet Global Health. 2022.
Jakubowski A, Egger D, Walker M, Miguel E. Self-reported vs Directly Observed Face Mask Use in Kenya. JAMA Network Open. 2021.
Jakubowski A, Mai D, Asch S, Bendavid E. Health Aid from the United States and Improved Public Opinions among Recipient Nations: Analysis of 258 Global Attitudes Surveys. 2002-2016. American Journal of Public Health. 2019.
Jakubowski A, Snyman K, Kwarisiima D, Sang N, Burger R, Balzer L, Clark T, Chamie G, Shade S, Cohen C, Bukusi E, Charlebois E, Kamya M, Petersen M, Havlir D, Thirumurthy H. High Cd4 Counts Associated with Better Economic Outcomes for Hiv-Positive Adults and Their Hiv-Negative Household Members in the Search Trial. PLoS One. 2018.
Jakubowski A, Stearns SC, Kruk ME, Angeles G, Thirumurthy H. The US President’s Malaria Initiative and Child Mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis. PLoS Medicine. 2017.