Mark McGovern, PhD (he/him/his)
Mark McGovern, Ph.D., is a health economist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Prior to joining Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at Queen's University Belfast and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland). Dr. McGovern received his doctoral degree in economics from University College Dublin and was a Program on the Global Demography of Aging Fellow at Harvard University from 2011 to 2015.
Dr. McGovern's research examines the determinants of maternal and child health, including birth weight, undernutrition/stunting, vaccines, and inequality, analysis of the long run effects of inequality in child health and development on economic outcomes, adult health, and aging. His research also focuses on the importance of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and methodological work on policy evaluation and the development of methods for missing data which are not missing at random.
Dr. McGovern is a health economist with research interests in maternal/child health, ageing, and HIV. His main focus within these areas is on the life cycle impact of inequality at birth. His methodological work deals with missing data and causal inference, particularly the application of quasi-experimental approaches to address policy questions in population health related to health disparities.