Elisa M. Maffioli is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her main research focuses on development economics and health economics, with a focus on global health topics such as HIV, malaria, nutrition, and the Ebola Virus Disease. She is currently working on research projects in Liberia, Kenya, Brazil, Myanmar, and India. Her work has been funded by the J-Pal Governance Initiative, the International Growth Center, and Duke University.
Elisa completed a Ph.D. in Economics at Duke University, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan. During her Ph.D. studies, she has been a Scholar at Duke Global Health Institute. She has been a consultant for UNICEF and Save the Children in Myanmar, and for the World Bank in Lesotho. She has also worked as a researcher at IGIER, Bocconi University.
- Ph.D., Economics, Duke University, Durham (NC) | 2018
- M.Sc., Economics, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy) | 2012
- B.Sc., Economics, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy) | 2009
Research Interests & Projects
- Development Economics
- Health Economics
- Political Economy
- "Improving rational use of ACTs through diagnosis-dependent subsidies: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in western Kenya” (with Wendy Prudhomme OMeara, Diana Menya, Jeremiah Laktabai, Alyssa Platt, Indrani Saran, Joseph Kipkoech, Manoj Mohanan, Elizabeth L Turner) PLoS Medicine, July 2018, 15(7): e1002607. [article]
- “Household beliefs about malaria testing and treatment in Western Kenya: the role of health worker adherence to malaria test results” (with Indrani Saran, Wendy Prudhomme OMeara, Diana Menya), Malaria Journal, August 2017, 16:349.[article]
- “Is Traditional Male Circumcision Effective as HIV Prevention Strategy? Evidence from Lesotho” PLoS ONE, May 2017, 12 (5): e0177076. [article]
- “Assessing the independent and combined effects of subsidies for antimalarials and rapid diagnostic testing on fever management decisions in the retail sector: Results from a factorial randomized trial in western Kenya” (with Wendy Prudhomme OMeara, Jeremiah Laktabai, Manoj Mohanan, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elizabeth Turner, Diana Menya) BMJ Global Health, September 2016; 1(2):e000101. [article]