Faculty and Researchers
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.
- Stites, Elizabeth and Anastasia Marshak. “Who are the Lonetia? Findings from southern Karamoja, Uganda.” The Journal of Modern African Studies 54 (2016). 237-262.
- Sabarwal, Shwetlena, David K. Evans, and Anastasia Marshak. “The permanent input hypothesis: the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone.” World Bank (September 2014). Policy Research working paper.
- Jacobsen, Karen, Anastasia Marshak, Akua Ofori-Adjei, and Jane Kembabazi. “Using Microenterprise Interventions to Support the Livelihoods of Forcibly Displaced People: The Impact of a Microcredit Program in IDP Camps in Lira, Northern Uganda.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 25, 2 (2006). 23-39.
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…Read More
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…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
From 2005 to 2017, we developed a wide-ranging research portfolio on livelihoods systems under stress throughout the Greater Horn of Africa and beyond. This project synthesizes key themes of that research.Read More
Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Generating stronger evidence on conflict situations
The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.Read More
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
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.Read More
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
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.Read More