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Anastasia Gage

Professor
Tulane University

agage@tulane.edu
Country of residence:
United States

Nationality: United States , Sierra Leone
Gender: F

Member since: 1992
Membership No: 20355
Membership Type: regular

IUSSP President
2014 - 2017
IUSSP Vice President
2010 - 2013
Field of Study: Demography

Specialization: Children and Youth, Gender Roles-Differentials, Reproductive Health (Family Planning)

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1990 , University of Pennsylvania , Demography

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)



Professional Summary:

Anastasia J. Gage is a Professor in the Department of International Health and Sustainable Development, Tulane University. She holds a Ph.D. in demography.  Her research focuses on child marriage, gender-based violence, maternal and reproductive health, and adolescent health. She teaches Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programs, Monitoring and Evaluation of Maternal and Child Health Programs in Developing Countries, and Adolescent Health Policies and Programs.  Dr. Gage has extensive experience on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of population and health programs in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Haiti, Jamaica, Niger, Uganda and Zambia and on institutional capacity building for the offer of M&E courses at selected universities in sub-Saharan Africa.  Dr. Gage has served as Tulane Principal Investigator for sub-agreements on a number of USAID-funded projects including MEASURE Evaluation, APHIA II Evaluation (Kenya), the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Associate Award, and the Kenya Associate Award. 


Publications:


Gage, A. J., Wood, F. E., & Akilimali, P. Z. (2021). Perceived norms, personal agency, and postpartum family planning intentions among first-time mothers age 15-24 years in Kinshasa: A cross-sectional analysis. PloS One, 16(7), e0254085. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254085

Akilimali, P. Z., Nguyen-Toan, T., & Gage, A. J. (2021). Heterogeneity of modern contraceptive use among urban slum and nonslum women in Kinshasa, DR Congo: Cross-sectional analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 9400. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179400

Yukich, J., Worges, M., Gage, A. J., Hotchkiss, D. R., Preaux, A., Murray, C., & Cappa, C. (In press). Projecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child marriage. Journal of Adolescent Health, supplement titled, "The Diversity and Complexity of Child Marriage.".

Wood, F. E., Gage, A. J., & Bidashimwa, D. (2020). Insights on exclusive breastfeeding norms in Kinshasa: findings from a qualitative study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20(1), 586. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03273-4

Gage, A. J., & Thomas, N. J. (2017). Women's work, gender roles, and intimate partner violence in Nigeria. Archives of sexual behavior, 46(7), 1923–1938. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-1023-4


Honorary or professional positions and awards:
2018-2023 United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs, New York, USA
2018-2020 Invited Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (French Institute for Demographic Studies), Paris, France

Research grants:
Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director, MOMENTUM: New Gender-Transformative Integrated Model for First-time Parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Grant Agreement Investment ID: OPP1159547 with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from March 20, 2017 through December 31, 2021: $5,581,555.60 .
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