Slawa is a first-year doctoral student in Health Policy at Harvard University in the Evaluative Sciences and Statistics track. Her interests are in child and adolescent health policy, especially in obesity and reproductive health.
Current research projects include:
- Impact evaluation of sending mobile messages to adolescents to improve knowledge, attitudes, and behavior surrounding reproductive health topics in Ghana (On-going RCT funded by Weiss Family Fund)
- Working paper on effect of migration on reproductive health in Ghana
- Working paper on effect of change in National School Lunch standards on childhood and adolescent obesity in the United States
- Working paper on health impact of China's health insurance reform using longitudinal data
- Replication paper of impact of India's JSY program, which provided cash transfers to mothers for in-facility births
Past research includes:
- Randomized controlled trial investigating the short and long run effects of health product promotion at Harvard Decision Science Lab
- Randomized controlled trial in Ghana investigating effect of sending text message reminders to malaria patients on dose adherence and completion (with Innovations for Poverty Action)
- Course in Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings, Winter course 2011 in Moshi,Tanzania studying the challenges of conducting a clinical trial of microbicides in at-risk women and a longitudinal AIDS vaccine-preparation study.
- Two years as a Senior Research Associate at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Pharmacology conducting statistical programming