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:

News Items

Tufts Hosts the Boston Launch of the State of the Humanitarian System Report
December 20, 2018

Every three years, the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) releases its flagship State of the Humanitarian System Report. They launched the 2018 report in December and included…

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Feinstein team held a workshop on bridging the gap between research and practice with FAO in Rome
November 29, 2018

A Feinstein team including Helen Young, Andy Catley, Elizabeth Stites, and Anastasia Marshak held a one day workshop with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Partnership on Youth, Migration, and Resilience

This partnership between Save the Children US and FIC aims to improve the evidence base on migration of young people to urban areas. 

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One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE)

The One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE) study tests a new way of preventing and addressing acute malnutrition through a cluster-randomized trial.

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Feinstein Publications

Lessons for Taadoud II: Improving Natural Resource Management

This publication reviews activities in five Darfur states, providing contexts in these settings to analyze how they directly affect research in second phase of the Taadoud project. This desk review is to serve as a foundation and reference for the development of training materials, policy briefs, and research studies as part of the Taadoud II program. 

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The state of the war-wounded in northern Uganda

This large-scale study from northern Uganda investigates how experiences of alleged war crimes or crimes against humanity relate to victims’ disability and how these experiences affect food security, wealth and access to basic services, including their access to basic and therapeutic healthcare over time.

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