Assistant Professor

Aleksandra Jakubowski, PhD, MPH

Health Sciences

Education

PhD, Health Policy and Management (Economics track), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2017
MPH, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011
BA, Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2004

Research Interests

Global health, health economics, causal inference, econometrics, health disparities, women’s health, child health, women’s empowerment

Overview

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?

Affiliations

Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Selected Publications

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.

Personal Website

Contact Information

Office

407G RB

Email

[email protected]

Phone

617-373-6558

Curriculum Vitae