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Sian Curtis, PhD

Sian Curtis, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Faculty Fellow
Carolina Population Center
Senior Evaluation Specialist
MEASURE Evaluation
  • MEASURE Evaluation
  • 400 Meadowmont Circle, 3rd Floor
  • CB #8120
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • USA

Honors and Awards

President's Award for Excellence,

1995, Macro International, Inc.

Representative Courses

MHCH 716 International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

MHCH 890 Special Topics in MCH: Abortion Care and Policy

Research Activities

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

Service Activities

2016-present  Gillings School of Global Public Health Conflict of Interest Committee/Research Council

Practice Activities

2017  Session organizer and chair: fertility, family planning and sexual health: policies and programs, annual meetings of the Population Association of America

2012-present  Technical assistance to USAID/Bangladesh for design and implementation of impact evaluations for their maternal and child health programs, the 2013 urban  health survey, the 2016 Bangladesh maternal mortality and morbidity survey, and the 2018 Adolescent Health and Welfare Survey

Key Publications

Trends in Abortion Incidence and Availability in North Carolina, 1980-2013. J Alvey, A Bryant, S Curtis, I Speizer, S Morgan, R Tippett, J Hodgkinson, K Perreira (2017). Southern medical journal, 110(11), 714-721.

Women’s television watching and reproductive health behavior in Bangladesh. Mizan Rahman, Sian Curtis, Nitai Chakraborty, Kanta Jamil (2017). Social Science and Medicine: Population Health, 3.

A Multilevel Logit Estimation of Factors Associated With Modern Contraception in Urban Nigeria . C Okigbo, I Speizer, M Domino, S Curtis (2017). World Medical and Health Policy, 9(1), 65-88.


PhD, Social Statistics, University of Southampton, UK, 1992

MSc, Statistics, University of Southampton, UK, 1989

BSc, Mathematics, University of Southampton, UK, 1987

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