Dr Mark McGovern
Keywords: policy evaluation; early life conditions; life cycle; causal inference; non-communicable diseases; HIV
Mark’s main research interests are in health and development, including a variety of topics in ageing, HIV, and maternal/child health. His work has involved the application of causal inference methods for observational data to research questions in these areas, such as evaluating the impact of early life conditions on child and adult outcomes. He has collaborated with international agencies including UNAIDS (on methods for dealing with non-ignorable missing data), the Pan-American Health Organisation (on estimating the economic burden of non-communicable disease), and UNICEF (on the long run economic effects of childhood malnutrition). In 2016 he was awarded the Barrington Medal by the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland for his research on infant mortality and inequality.