Sian Curtis, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Maternal and Child Health
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
Carolina Population Center
400 Meadowmont Village Circle
Campus Box 3446
Chapel Hill 27516
T: 919-445-0434
F: 919-445-9353


1987  University of Southampton, U.K. BSc, Mathematics

1989  University of Southampton, U.K.  MSc, Statistics with Applications in Medicine

1992  University of Southampton, U.K.  PhD, Social Statistics

Research Interests

  • Environment (air)
  • Health administration

Research Activities

Contraceptive use dynamics; international reproductive and maternal health; monitoring and evaluation methods for population and health programs; multilevel models; statistical demography.

Key Publications

*Marlow H, Maman S, Moodley D, Curtis SL, McNaughton Reyes L (2015)
HIV status and postpartum contraceptive use in a PMTCT population in Durban, South Africa.
Contraception vol.91(1),p.39-43.

*Agrawal A, Bloom SS, Suchindran C, Curtis S, Angeles G (2014)
Gender-based power and couples’ HIV risk in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, North India.
Int Prespect Sex Reprod Health vol.40(4),p.196-205.

*Tumlinson K, Speizer IS, Curtis SL, Pence BW (2014)
Accuracy of standard measures of family planning service quality: findings from the simulated client method.
Stud Family Plann vol.45(4),p.443-70.

*Levy J, Curtis SL, Zimmer C, Speizer I (2014)
Assessing gaps and poverty-related inequalities in the public and private sector family planning supply environment of urban Nigeria.
J Urb Hlth vol.91(1),p.186-210.

*Skiles MP, Burgert CR, Curtis SL, Spencer J (2013)
Geographically linking population and facility surveys: methodological considerations
Pop Health Metrics vol.11, p.14-27.

*Marlow H, Maman S, Moodley D, Curtis SL (2013)
Postpartum family planning service provision in Durban, South Africa: client and provider perspectives.
Hlt Care Women Int DOI:10.1080/07399332.2013.915753.