PhD, Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MPH, International Health and Nutrition, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
BA, International Relations, University of California at Santa Barbara
Alessandra Bazzano's research focus is on maternal, newborn, and child health in low income countries, with special emphasis on behavioral and social aspects of care in the community setting, and care seeking for illness. Nutrition is a key component of her work, specifically community based nutrition programs for women and young children, and behavioral approaches to improving breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding. Dr. Bazzano also works on reproductive health issues, particularly related to women's reproductive and sexual health, and access to care. Social innovation and the tools of design thinking drive her approach to improving health outcomes for vulnerable people. Dr. Bazzano has expertise in applied anthropology, qualitative methods, and formative research (employing mixed methods) to develop and evaluate population-level health interventions, and currently works in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and the United States.
Please see Dr. Bazzano's publications at her NCBI profile page.