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Saman Naz MSPH

Saman Naz, MSPH

Biography:

Doctoral Candidate: Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University


I am a dual degree Demography and Health Policy PhD candidate at Penn State University. I have worked in the social development sector in Pakistan for over nine years, where I played a leading role in premier research and advocacy organizations. My current research is focused around themes within the broader area of global population health. I am particularly interested in understanding the impact of fertility levels on child health outcomes in low and middle income countries.

CURRENT WORK

1

Studying reasons and consequences of high consanguinity rates in Pakistan

2

Gender differences in parental investment for adolescents

3

Studying the impact of contraception on birth spacing in low and middle income countries

4

Association between religion and fertility in South Asia

5

Studying the factors that impact early childhood malnutrition and how malnutrition effects children’s anthropometric and cognitive outcomes