Jan Cooper

Postdoctoral Fellow, J-PAL South Asia

Jan Cooper is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Pascaline Dupas and Seema Jayachandran (Co-Chairs of J-PAL’s Health Sector) on the Cash Transfers for Child Health Initiative (CaTCH). Jan’s research focuses on using monetary incentives for health promotion, with a particular focus on the role of women’s decision-making power in cash transfer interventions.

Previously, Jan worked with UC Berkeley and the World Bank on randomized evaluations of conditional cash transfers to reduce sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Tanzania, and with the Harvard School of Public Health on a randomized clinical trial of the prevention of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV.

Jan holds a BA in philosophy from McGill University, a MPH from Brown University, and a PhD in Population Health Sciences – Health Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.