School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Department: Global Health
Jennifer Seager is an Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics in the Department of Global Health. She serves as the Program Director for the Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation MPH program within the department since Fall 2023. She is Affiliated Faculty with the Department of Economics in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) and Sigur Center of Asian Studies, both in the Elliot School of International Affairs.
Dr. Seager is a development economist with a research focus at the intersection of gender and health among adolescents and young adults, with a geographic focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Her ongoing research activities focus around (1) adolescent health and well-being and (2) female sexual and reproductive health, including maternal and child health. Methodologically, her research leverages applied econometric techniques; the design, implementation, and monitoring of field experiments; and primary data collection, with an interest in estimating the causal impacts of programs and policies that aim to improve population health and well-being.
She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine in 2016.