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Alison GemmillAlison Gemmill, PhD, MPH, MA, Assistant Professor

Dr. Gemmill is a demographer with primary interests in fertility, maternal and reproductive health, and life course and aging. She received her PhD in Demography from UC Berkeley in 2017 and her MPH in Maternal and Child Health from UC Berkeley in 2011. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a research assistant for the Guttmacher Institute in New York. Her most recent work examines recent declines in U.S. fertility, how women’s risk preferences and perceptions impact reproductive health behaviors and outcomes, and the relationship between macrosocial stressors and perinatal health. Dr. Gemmill is also involved in several projects aimed to improve measurement and monitoring of global population health indicators, including an ongoing collaboration with the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group.

She is a former NICHD and NIA predoctoral fellow in demography and has published lead-authored and collaborative work in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Demography, and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Philip AnglewiczPhil Anglewicz, PhD, MA, Visiting Associate Professor

Dr. Philip Anglewicz received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. After three years of a postdoctoral fellowship at the same university, he joined the faculty at Tulane University, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. He joined our department in May 2019.

Anglewicz's primary research interest is demographic change in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Specifically, he has studied the relationship between internal migration, health and HIV status in SSA, including extensive data collection for internal migrants in Malawi (funded through an NIH R21 grant). He is a Co-PI of a new NIH-funded study on surviving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi, which continues a longitudinal panel study of rural Malawians who have been interviewed since 1998 (funded through an NIH R01 grant). 

Anglewicz studies fertility and family planning trends in SSA, and, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Performance, Monitoring, and Accountability 2020 Project (PMA2020), serves as Director of the Research Program, generating research questions, providing guidance on the questionnaire and indicator development, developing a framework and schedule for secondary analysis and peer reviewed publications, and providing technical capacity development to in-country partners in survey design, research, and analysis.

He also conducts domestic research; he is part of a study that examines medium and long-term recovery and resilience after Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast area.

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