Mauricio Avendano, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Avendano is professor of public policy and global health, and director of the Institute of Gerontology in the department of global health and social medicine at King’s College London. He is also adjunct associate professor in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. His research leverages quasi-experimental methods and data from randomised controlled trials to examine the health consequences of social programmes and policies such as maternity leave and unemployment benefits, conditional cash transfers, pension system reform in Latin America, and urban and transportation policies. Previously, Dr. Avendano was a Bell Fellow here at the Harvard Pop Center.