J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health
Harvard School of Public Health
Jessica Cohen is the Bruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include evaluation of maternal and child health programs and policies in sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted a number of field trials in Africa on malaria, exploring issues related to technology adoption, messaging and behavior change, pharmaceutical supply chains, and sustainable financing. Her current work explores the role of (mis)perceptions of malaria risk on behavior and policy-making and methods to improve the quality of care received at childbirth and in the early postnatal period.