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Gustavo Angeles, PhD

Gustavo Angeles, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Carolina Population Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Public Policy
  • 400 Meadowmont Circle
  • CB #3446
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3446
  • USA

Honors and Awards

Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

2017, Gillings School of Global Public Health. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Representative Courses

MHCH 862 Program Evaluation

Research Activities

Co-Principal Investigator, Supporting Evidence-based Policy Making in Sub-Saharan Africa through the Transfer Project

Co-Investigator, In search of the Holy Grail: The long-term effects of an unconditional cash transfer program

Co-Investigator, MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV. Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement

Co-Investigator, Providing expert consultation to UNICEF on feasibility, design and implementation of rigorous impact evaluations

Service Activities

2017-present  MCH Awards Committee

2017-2017  Session Chair: Innovative work and unpacking pathways. Sixth Transfer Project Research Workshop: The State of Evidence on Social Cash Transfers in Africa and Beyond. (Dakar, Senegal)

2017-2017  Proposal Reviewer for United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council.

2013-2017  External advisor and reviewer to the 3i.

Practice Activities

“The Effects of Education and Family Planning Programs on Fertility in Indonesia”. Presented at the Panel on Empirical Evidence on the Links Between Contraception and Women’s Choices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, at the Third Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women. Center for Global Development. Washington DC. December 7, 2017.

“The Role of Community Health Workers in Reducing Intra-city Urban Gaps in Reproductive Health: Evidence from the 2006 and 2013 Bangladesh Urban Health Surveys.” Oral presentation at the 14th International Conference on Urban Health. Coimbra, Portugal. September 26-29, 2017.

Key Publications

Are Community Health Workers effective in retaining women in the maternity care continuum? Evidence from India. Agarwal S, Curtis S, Angeles G, Speizer I, Singh K, Thomas J.  (2019). BMJ Global Health.

Reducing Inequity in Urban Health: Have the Intra-urban Differentials in Reproductive Health Service Utilization and Child Nutritional Outcome Narrowed in Bangladesh? G Angeles, K Ahsan, P Streatfield, S El Arifeen, K Jamil (2019). Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 96(2), 193-207.

Government of Malawi's unconditional cash transfer improves youth mental health. G Angeles, J de Hoop, S Handa, K Kilburn, A Milazzo, A Peterman (2019). Social science & medicine (1982), 225.

Cash Transfers, Early Marriage, and Fertility in Malawi and Zambia. F Dake, L Natali, G Angeles, J de Hoop, S Handa, A Peterman (2018). Studies in family planning, 49(4), 295-317.

Health providers pass knowledge and abilities acquired by training in obstetric emergencies to their peers: The average treatment on the treated effect of PRONTO on delivery attendance in Mex. J Fritz, H Lamadrid-Figueroa, G Angeles, A Montoya, D Walker (2018). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18.

Impacts of the Malawi social cash transfer program on household food and nutrition security. K Brugh, G Angeles, P Mvula, M Tsoka, S Handa (2018). Food Policy, 76.

Paying for Happiness: Experimental Results from a Large Cash Transfer Program in Malawi. K Kilburn, S Handa, G Angeles (2018). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 37(2), 331-356.

The effect of cash transfers and household vulnerability on food security in Zimbabwe. G Bhalla, S Handa, G Angeles, D Seidenfeld (2018). Food Policy, 74.

Ghana LEAP 1000 Programme: Endline Evaluation Report.”. Ghana 1000 Evaluation Team (2018). UNICEF.

Does postnatal care have a role in improving newborn feeding? A study in 15 sub-Saharan African countries. SM Khan, I Speizer, K Singh, G Angeles, N Twum-Danso, P Barker (2017). Journal of Global Health, 7.


PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

MA, Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991

BA, Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 1989

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