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.

Most Recent External Publications:

Feinstein Publications

Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment
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This report describes the results of an impact assessment on Concern Worldwide’s program in eastern Chad aimed at reducing malnutrition.

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Eau, betail et malnutrition: Résultats d’une étude d’impact
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This is the French version of the report, Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment.

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Engaging Male Youth in Karamoja, Uganda
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The Feinstein International Center at Tufts University is pleased to announce a new publication in collaboration with the Learning on Gender and Conflict in Africa  (LOGiCA) Program of the World…

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Briefing Paper: Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance – baseline evidence from Uganda
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In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to…

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods
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According to the Hyogo Framework for Action, disasters affect over 200 million people annually, causing significant loss of lives, forced migration, and disruption of livelihoods and institutions. The trend over…

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Examining Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods Literature Review
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In the disaster context emphasis has been generally placed on the initial humanitarian and emergency response. However, recently there has been an increasing recognition of the importance and value of…

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Increasing the Financial Resilience of Disaster-affected Populations
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Increasing the Financial Resilience of Disaster-affected Populations is a desk review paper commissioned and supported by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID. One of the most significant problems facing…

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Feinstein Research Projects

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.

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Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition

The Feinstein Center partnered with Concern Worldwide to (1) rigorously test the impact of the CRAM model on community resilience to shocks and (2) to explore how remote sensing data can provide accurate information to make early warning predictions in the Sila region of Chad.

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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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News Items

Anastasia Marshak research on malnutrition highlighted in the Field Exchange
March 3, 2017

In its February 2017 issue, the Field Exchange presents research findings from a study conducted in Chad by Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Anne Radday. The study was a randomized…

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Anastasia Marshak presents 4-year study findings in Chad
February 10, 2017

Anastasia Marshak presented at the February 8, 2017 Concern Worldwide Building Resilience against Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) dissemination conference in N’Djamena, Chad. The conference brought together representatives from the…

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Feinstein researchers publish on Uganda, disabilities, and war crimes in Third World Thematics
December 1, 2016

On December 1, Feinstein researchers published an article in Third World Thematics. The article, “Disability and recovery from war in northern Uganda,” explores the prevalence and impact of disabilities resulting from…

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Anastasia Marshak discusses malnutrition in Chad at the Action Against Hunger Conference
November 11, 2016

On November 9, 2016, Anastasia Marshak presented findings from a randomized control trial that she led in the Goz Beida Chad from 2012 to 2015 at the Action Against Hunger…

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Feinstein researchers share work with Tufts Nutrition Council
October 14, 2016

On Friday, October 14, 2016 Dan Maxwell, Anastasia Marshak, and Merry Fitzpatrick discussed recent Feinstein research projects and findings with the Tufts Nutrition Council. Anastasia discussed findings from an impact…

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Anastasia Marshak presents at ANEC VII Conference
October 12, 2016

On Monday October 10, Feinstein researcher Anastasia Marshak presented at the seventh Annual Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VII). The topic for this year’s conference is “Nutrition Dynamics in Africa: Opportunities and…

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Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak publish in the Journal of Modern African Studies
May 16, 2016

Elizabeth Stites and Anastasia Marshak published their article, “Who are the Lonetia? Findings from southern Karamoja, Uganda” in the June 2016 edition of the Journal of Modern African Studies. The…

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Feinstein faculty participate in the World Humanitarian Summit
May 10, 2016

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, Turkey on May 23-24, 2016. The summit aimed to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action that addresses future humanitarian…

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