Amy Finnegan, PhD
Research Scholar, Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) & Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)
PhD 2016, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
MPA 2011 in International Development Policy and Management, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Contact me: 
310 Trent Drive
336 Trent Hall
Durham, NC 27708

am a social demographer who uses quantitative and qualitative methods to understand health behaviors in low-resource settings. My program of research aims to provide new evidence and measurement tools around reproductive health behaviors in global, low income settings by employing advanced data analytic techniques from big data to population representative data and social media data. I co-lead the Big Data for Reproductive Health (bd4rh) Bass Connections team at Duke.

I am currently a Research Scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), the Duke Evidence Lab, the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Center for Global Reproductive Health at Duke. In addition to leading and supporting research projects, I coordinate the Education & Human Development (EHD) Bass Connections theme which supports vertically integrated, interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students who engage in problem-centered research. 

I received my PhD in Public Policy Studies in 2016 with a concentration in sociology/demography from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and an MPA in 2011 from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University with a focus on international development policy and management.