Ilana Seff

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Ilana Seff is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Population and Family Health, pursuing a DrPH in Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Systems. She currently works as a research associate with the CPC Learning Network. Before coming to Columbia University, Ilana worked as a Research Scientist at the George Washington University and the World Bank. Her work focused primarily on utilizing panel data to understand the dynamics of wellbeing in sub-Saharan African countries. Ilana has extensive experience developing nationally representative surveys and working with partner countries to train enumerators in quality data collection. During her Master’s program, Ilana conducted qualitative research to assess the nature of gender-based violence perpetrated against female sex workers in Cameroon to better understand how this violence impacts HIV transmission. She is interested in violence against vulnerable subpopulations of women in humanitarian settings, with an emphasis on understanding the male perspective. She has an MPH in Global Health from the George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Florida in Mathematics.

Email: ijs2120@cumc.columbia.edu

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