Elisa MaffioliI am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and an Assistant Professor of Global Public Health. I am also a Director of the Development Innovation Lab (DIL), supervising the Water and Child Health projects, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute, at the University of Chicago. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University in 2018.

I am an economist studying global health challenges that poor households face in lower and middle-income countries. I use randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate tools and policies that can help overcome health issues such as infectious diseases (malaria, HIV, Ebola), maternal and child morbidity and mortality, and chronic malnutrition. I mainly work in Africa (Liberia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia, DRC, Uganda, and Lesotho), South East Asia (Myanmar, India), and Brazil.