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Wei Chang

Wei is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. With a background in economics, public health, and social work, she conducts cross-disciplinarily population research and evaluates interventions in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health. Her dissertation applies econometric and machine learning methods to assess the impacts of abortion laws, contraceptive prices, and HIV self-testing on the wellbeing of women and girls. Before coming to UNC, she conducted costing and cost-effectiveness analyses for HIV trials in Kenya, Uganda, and the US for the University of California at San Francisco. Wei's work aims to improve women's agency through producing and synthesizing research evidence for policy decisions in low-resource settings.

Dissertation title

Decision-making power for women and girls: Evaluating interventions in sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries

Research Interests

Interventions and evaluation, Sexuality, Reproduction, Fertility, and Families, Gender; Health Policies and Systems; Randomized controlled trial; Knowledge translation

Faculty Preceptor(s)

Sean Sylvia, Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa

Wei Chang
Health Policy and Management