Jessica Heckert is a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, she addresses research questions related to 1) adolescent health and 2) the intersection of household gender dynamics and health. She is currently involved in studies evaluating the impacts of large-scale nutrition interventions on maternal and child health and improving the measurement of women’s empowerment. She is a social demographer and earned a Ph.D. in Demography and Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013.
Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish
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