Nafisa Halim

Research Assistant Professor, International Health

Emory University, Postdoctoral Training
University of New Mexico, PhD, MA(s)

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT394
  • Phone: 617-414-1279
  • Email: nhalim@bu.edu

Biography

Nafisa Halim, MA, PhD is an applied sociologist with research interests in the determinants and consequences of human capital formation (early childhood development, education, health, nutrition) among women, children and adolescents and program evaluation. Currently, Halim is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health at Boston University. Her current research examines the associations between women’s political empowerment and gender-gaps in primary education in India, parental access to credit market and child growth in India, Vietnam, Peru and Ethiopia, and cash transfer program participation and female secondary education in Bangladesh. Her prior research examined the associations between public-private partnerships and primary schooling in Bangladesh, maternal education and child survival in Nepal, intimate partner violence against women and child nutrition in Liberia. Halim has consulted with the World Health Organization, and served as a co-Investigator on research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Agency for International Development, and private foundations. Halim’s research has been published in Demography, Population Research and Policy Review, Social Science & Medicine, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of International Development, Environment and Development Economics, Social Science Quarterly, and Social Science Research. Halim received her postdoctoral training in Social Demography at Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology and M.A.s in Sociology and Economics from the University of New Mexico.

 

Publications

Evaluation of USAID/PACT Program For Highly Vulnerable Children: Yekokeb Berhan Baseline Findings: Final Report

Candace Miller, Jonathan Simon, Wassie Kebede, Malcolm Bryant, Nafisa Halim, Elizabeth Henry, Lora Sabin, Nancy Scott

Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 May.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Does Maternal Demand for Antenatal Care Matter for Child Health in Nepal?

Halim, N., Alok B., Xiaomin R.

Health Policy. 2011 Sep; 26(3):242-256.

Response Effects To Attitudinal Questions About Domestic Violence Against Women: A Comparative Perspective

Yount K.M., Halim N., Hynes M., Hillman E.

Social Science Research. 2011 May; 40(3):873-884.

Private Transfers to Cope with A Natural Disaster: Evidence from Bangladesh

Mozumder P., Bohara A., Berrens R.P., Halim N.

Environment And Development. 2011 Jan; 14(2):187-210.

Testing Alternative Theories of Bureaucratic Corruption in Less Developed Countries

Halim N.

Social Science Quarterly. 2008 Jan; 89(1):236 – 257.

Social Capital Fostering Human Capital: The Role of Community Participation in Primary School Management in Bangladesh

Pallab M., Halim N.

Journal of International Development. 2006 Mar; 18(2):151-162.