Anastasia Gage

Anastasia Gage, PhD
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Rm 2200-22  (Mail Code: 8319)
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3647
Fax: (504) 988-3540

Research Interests:

Adolescent health risk behaviors; access to and demand for maternal health care services; gender and domestic violence

Professional Achievements:
  • Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Distinction in Research, Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Excellence in Total Competitive Research Funding, 2005-2006
  • Eta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, 2004
  • Population Council Fellowship, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1989-90
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1986-89
  • United Nations Fellowship, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana, 1982-86
Educational Background:
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • BA, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Godha D, Gage AJ, Hotchkiss DR, Cappa, C. Predicting maternal health care use by age at marriage in multiple countries. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016; Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.01.001.

Hotchkiss DR, Godha D, Gage AJ, Cappa C. Risk factors associated with the practice of child marriage among Roma girls in Serbia.  BMC International Health & Human Rights. 2016; 16(1): 6.

Van Rossem R, Meekers D, Gage AJ. Trends in attitudes towards female genital mutilation among ever-married Egyptian women, evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys 1995-2014: paths of change. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016; 15:31.

Gage AJ. Exposure to spousal violence in the family, attitudes and dating violence perpetration among high school students in Port-au-Prince. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2015; Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/0886260515576971.

Van Rossem R, Meekers D, Gage AJ. Women's position and attitudes towards female genital mutilation in Egypt: A secondary analysis of the Egypt demographic and health surveys, 1995-2014. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15:874.

Gage AJ. Child marriage prevention in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: association of communication exposure and social influence with parents/guardians' knowledge and attitudes. Social Science & Medicine. 2013; 97: 124-33.

Gage AJ. Association of child marriage with suicidal thoughts and attempts among adolescent girls in Ethiopia. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 52(5):654-6.

Godha D, Hotchkiss DR, Gage AJ. Association between child marriage and reproductive health outcomes and service utilization: a multi-country study from South Asia. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013; 52(5):552-8.

Gage AJ, Silvestre EA. Maternal violence, victimization, and child physical punishment in Peru. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2010; 34(7):523-33.

Gage AJ. Barriers to the utilization of maternal health care in rural Mali.  Social Science & Medicine. 2007; 65(8): 1666-1682.

Gage AJ, Hutchinson P. Power, control, and intimate partner sexual violence in Haiti. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2006; 35(1): 11-24.

Gage, AJ. Women’s experience of intimate partner violence in Haiti. Social Science & Medicine. 2005; 61(2): 343-364.

Personal Statement:

Prior positions include performance and results monitoring technical officer at the Academy for Educational Development and senior technical advisor, Public Health Institute, assigned to the Office of Population, USAID. Anastasia Gage's research has focused on issues such as access to maternal health services, violence against women, adolescent health risk behaviors, and gender. She has also been involved in studies designed to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of health interventions in a number of African countries.

Gage is principal investigator for the Tulane University sub-agreement with the University of North Carolina on the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project.  She is President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 2014-2017.

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