Elizabeth Hentschel headshotElizabeth Hentschel, HSPH/FAS
CID PhD Affiliate, Concentrations in Maternal and Child Health & Applied Statistics

With a specific focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD) in low- and middle-income contexts (LMICs), I utilize both quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate and develop techniques to better understand measurement pathways that influence children’s early development. Most recently, I have been consulting for the World Bank’s Pakistan Education team to help them to develop a strategy for how to guide World Bank Group investments in early childhood education (ECE) and how to engage in policy discussions around ECE in Pakistan. I have also consulted for the World Health Organization (WHO) where I developed two evidence-informed, universal measures for assessing responsive care and early learning to be used for both monitoring and evaluation, and training. I then led a validation study on the two measures in rural Pakistan, which is the bulk of my dissertation. Overall, I'm deeply interested in psychometric measurement, implementation research, applied statistical methods, and interdisciplinary collaboration.