Gustavo Angeles

Gustavo Angeles, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Carolina Population Center
Research Associate Professor
Department of Public Policy
Carolina Population Center
123 West Franklin Street
Suite 330
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Faculty Member
2020, Gillings School of Global Public Health. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 Impact Evaluation

Research Activities

Principal Investigator, PMI MEASURE Malaria Project

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

Service Activities

2023 Proposal reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2019-2023 MPH Global Health admissions committee member

2017, 2019, 2023 Proposal reviewer for United Kingdom's Medical Research Council

2020: Special COVID-19 Gillings Innovation Laboratory (GIL) reviewer.

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)

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

Practice Activities

2002-present Technical assistance to USAID/Bangladesh for design and implementation of several impact evaluations for their maternal and child health programs, the 2005 Census and Mapping of Slums, the 2006 and 2013 urban health survey, impact evaluations of social marketing and nutrition-related programs. 

2013-present Design and implementation of impact evaluations and operational performance analyses of national cash transfer programs in Africa as part of the Transfer Project activities.

Key Publications

“Crowding-out or Crowding-in? Effects of LEAP 1000 Unconditional Cash Transfer Program on Household and Community Support among Women in Rural Ghana.”. de Milliano M*, Barrington C, Angeles G, Gbedemah C. (2021). World Development, 143.
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“Examining how health navigation affects mental health among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men living with HIV in Guatemala.”. Davis D, Angeles G, McNaughton-Reyes L, Matthews D, Muessig K, Northbrook S, Barrington C. (2021). AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 35(4).
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A Cash Plus Program Reduces Youth Exposure to Physical Violence in Zimbabwe. Chakrabarti A, Handa S, Angeles G, Seidenfeld D. (2020). World Development, 134(105037).

Impact of the ‘Seguro Médico Siglo XXI’ medical insurance programme on neonatal and infant mortality in Mexico, 2006-14: an ecological approach to estimation. Urquieta-Salomon J, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Angeles G, Montoya A, Rojas-Martinez R, Martinez-Nolasco A, Torres-Pereda P, O’Shea G, Villagran VM, Halley E, Delgado-Sanchez V, Lazcano-Ponce E.  (2020). Health Policy and Planning, 35(5), 609–615.

Availability of health facilities and utilization of maternal and newborn postnatal care in rural Malawi. Kim ET*, Singh K, Speizer K, Angeles G, Weiss W. (2019). BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(1).

Impact evaluation of a social protection programme paired with fee waivers on enrolment in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. . Palermo TM, Valli E, Angeles G, De Milliano M, Adamba C, Spadafora T, Barrington C. (2019). BMJ Open, 9(11).

The impact of India’s Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) program on the utilization of maternity services: a nationally representative longitudinal study. Agarwal S*, Curtis S, Angeles G, Speizer I, Singh K, Thomas J. (2019). Human Resources for Health, 17(1).

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.


  • 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