Visiting Scientists

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Onur Altindag is assistant professor of economics at Bentley University. His research focuses on the economics of health and population. Onur holds a PhD in economics from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a master’s degree in economics from University of Paris I-Sorbonne. Prior to his current faculty position, Onur was a Bell Fellow at the Harvard Pop Center.

arcaya_mariana_600-by-450Mariana Arcaya is associate professor of urban planning and public health in the department of urban studies and planning at MIT. Mariana’s work focuses on the intersection of urban planning and public health. She holds a ScD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Master of City Planning from MIT. Mariana completed the Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2015. Her research interests include neighborhood effects on health, health disparities, and correlated data analysis.

Adel Daoud is a researcher in the department of sociology and work science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His work intersects development studies, economic sociology, philosophy of science, and the political economy of health. As a Bell Fellow at the Harvard Pop Center, he examined how International Monetary Fund policies affect child health in developing countries, and researched the benefits and limitations of employing machine learning for data extraction, such as through the use of satellite images. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. As a Pop Center visiting scientist, Adel is continuing his collaborations with Harvard faculty Christopher Winship, Ichiro Kawachi, Xiang Zhou, and David Canning.

Guy Harling is a senior research associate in the Institute for Global Health at University College London. He has master’s degrees in economics (McGill) and epidemiology (University of Cape Town), and a doctorate in social epidemiology from Harvard. Guy conducts research on the social determinants of infectious diseases, mainly on HIV and mainly in sub-Saharan-Africa. He does this through statistical analysis of dependent data, including multilevel, spatial and social network structures. He has a related side-interest in research to improve data collection and analysis methods. Guy has worked in South Africa since 2004, and collaborates with both the Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal and the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Heath Transitions Research Unit (“Agincourt”) in Mpumalanga.

Rockli Kim is an assistant professor in the division of health policy and management, College of Health Sciences, and assistant professor in the department of public health sciences, Graduate School, Korea University. Her research focuses on investigating variations in individual and population health and well-being using multilevel statistical modeling; and assessing social determinants of child undernutrition and early childhood development in LMICs. Rockli received a ScD in social and behavioral sciences and SM in global health and population from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Rockli Kim continues to work closely with Professor S V Subramanian and his team on the Burden of Disease and Deprivation in India across Micro and Macro Public Policy Units project, as well as Novel Approaches for Investigating Treatment Heterogeneity: An Application to Head Start impact Study.