Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases
Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases

Anastasia Marshak| BS, MA, PhD ’20

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• PhD Candidate, 2020, Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs & Humanitarian Assistance, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
• MA, 2007, Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Boston University
• BS, 2006, Quantitative Economics and International Relations, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University

Research Interests
• Understanding the drivers of child malnutrition in humanitarian contexts with consideration for temporal variability
• The long-term impact of human rights violations on livelihoods in humanitarian contexts
• Evidence generation and methodological approaches in the humanitarian field

Research Highlights

Technical Series on the Conceptual Framework for Addressing Acute Malnutrition in Africa’s Drylands, Panelist, October 2020 (Virtual)

Marshak A, Young H, Radday A, Naumova EN (2020 – Accepted). Sustained Impact of a Multi-Sectoral Intervention on Child Nutrition Two Years after Program Completion. Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Marshak A (2019). Twin Peaks: the seasonality of acute malnutrition, conflict, and environmental factors in Chad, South Sudan, and the Sudan.

Atim A, Marshak A, Mazurana D, Farrar J (2018). The Effects of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s Violence on Victims from Northern Uganda in Prosecution vs. Dominic Ongwan. Feinstein International Center.

Young H, Marshak A (2018). Persistent Global Acute Malnutrition: A discussion paper on the scope of the problem, its drivers, and strategies for moving forward for policy, practice, and research. Feinstein International Center.

Marshak A, Young H, Radday A (2016). Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment. Feinstein International Center.

State of the Humanitarian System, Panelist, December 2018, Boston, USA

Teaching Experience
  • Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies. Graduate course, Tufts University Friedman School. Teaching Assistant (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
  • Data Visualization and Communication. Graduate course, Tufts University Friedman School. Teaching Assistant (Spring 2018)
  • Save the Children Fellowship Program. Research Grant, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Quantitative Mentor (2018-2019)
  • Intermediate and Advanced Data Analysis Retreat. Retreat, Tufts University Friedman School. Instructor (June and January 2017)
Professional Experience
  • Researcher, Feinstein International Center, Boston, MA. 2010-present
  • Consultant, ACF, Boston, MA. 2019-present
  • Consultant, Concern Worldwide, Boston, MA. 2018-2019
  • Consultant, Save the Children, Boston, MA. 2018
  • Consultant, International Criminal Court, Hague, Netherlands. 2018-2019
  • Consultant, UNHCR, 2012
  • Field Coordinator, World Bank, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2008-2009
  • Research Assistant, MIT Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2007-2008
  • Research Assistant, Ugandan Women’s Effort to Save the Orphans, Lira, Uganda. 2006
Publications and Presentations