Faculty and Researchers
Anastasia Marshak Senior Researcher
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 holds a Ph.D. from 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.
Anastasia Marshak et al publish about how seasonality of malnutrition is measured in the International Journal of Environmental Research
Anastasia Marshak, Aishwarya Venkat, Helen Young, and Elena Naumova published “How Seasonality of Malnutrition Is Measured and Analyzed” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This article…Read More
Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak, and Kinsey Spears discuss child marriage in the latest issue, “Children and War,” published by the International Review of the Red Cross (IRRC). This article, titled…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
This project proposes updates to the generally accepted conceptual framework of malnutrition causality. These updates elaborate on the drivers of acute malnutrition in drylands based on new evidence. We explore these updates through a variety of forums.Read More
In this partnership with Mercy Corps, the Feinstein International Center team investigates the nature of social networks and social connectedness, and explores how humanitarian assistance can strengthen these as a key aspect of resilience, recovery and relief interventions in complex humanitarian emergencies.Read More
This report explores the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and its key drivers in the Goz Beida Region of Chad.Read More
This brief summarizes the seasonal patterns of acute malnutrition and differences in seasonal patterns and possible drivers for boys and girls in the Goz Beida Region of eastern Chad.Read More