Karra Presents Poster, Research at SPH Workshop


Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, presented a poster assessing the impact of birth spacing on child growth trajectories at a recent workshop and at an international conference in South Africa. 

Karra presented the poster at the Second Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop (PHS2017) at the Boston University School of Public Health on October 19-20, 2017. The poster features a study Karra is working on with Ray Miller, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and Research Fellow in the Program on the Global Demography of Aging, assessing the impact of birth spacing on child growth trajectories (height, height-for-age, weight-for-height, stunted growth) using data from four low- and middle-income countries. 

Karra is also presenting the study along with his research on the impact of distance on health and well-being at the XXVIII International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Karra recently presented his research on the impact of distance on health and well-being at the Pardee School Research Seminar Series.

Karra’s academic and research interests are broadly in development economics, health economics, quantitative methods, and applied demography. His research utilizes experimental and non-experimental methods to investigate the relationships between population, health, and economic development in low- and middle-income countries.