Anastasia Marshak

Anastasia MarshakResearcher

Working with Feinstein Since: 2006
Based in: Somerville, MA

Anastasia Marshak’s research at Feinstein focuses on programmatic impact and the causes of malnutrition in eastern Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. She also supports research in northern Uganda, where she is analyzing the long-term impact of conflict on livelihoods and access to services. Her previous experience at Feinstein includes evaluations of youth violence in Karamoja and the role of microfinance in supporting the livelihoods of internally displaced persons in Uganda.

Anastasia brings expertise in quantitative analysis, research design, and nutrition to Feinstein. Prior to joining Feinstein, Anastasia worked for the MIT Poverty Action Lab and the World Bank in Sierra Leone.

She holds a B.S. in quantitative economics and international relations from Tufts University and an M.A. in economics from Boston University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Friedman School of Nutrition in the Food Policy and Nutrition program, with a focus on humanitarian assistance.

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News Items

Helen Young, Anastasia Marshak, Dan Maxwell contribute to article on rethinking malnutrition
April 5, 2018

On March 28, 2018 Malnutrition Deeply published and article, “After Haiti, Rethinking How to Address Malnutrition in an Emergency.” This article relies heavily on work conducted by Helen Young, Anastasia…

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Disasters Journal Published Paper by Teddy Atim, Dyan Mazurana, and Anastasia Marshak
January 11, 2018

Disasters Journal published Teddy Atim, Dyan Mazurana, and Anastasia Marshak ‘s paper on their study of women survivors of wartime sexual violence. Women survivors face challenges in gaining acceptance on return to…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Taadoud Transition to Development Project I & II

The broad aim of the SHARP Taadoud operational research is to strengthen the impact of resilience-related actions and interventions.

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Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED), is a £140m project designed to improve the resilience of the most poor to climate extremes and shocks.

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Feinstein Publications

Briefing Paper: Persistent Global Acute Malnutrition: A briefing paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and strategies for moving forward for policy, practice, and research
global acute malnutrition
By Helen Young, Anastasia Marshak | January 2018

The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it must be a policy and programming priority. This brief sheds light on the issue and provides strategies for policy and practice.

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Persistent Global Acute Malnutrition: A discussion paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and strategies for moving forward for policy, practice, and research
malnutrition around the world
By Helen Young, Anastasia Marshak | January 2018

The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it must be a policy and programming priority. This paper sheds light on the issue and provides strategies for policy and practice.

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