Senior Research Advisor
Research & Metrics
Rebecca Firestone is trained as a social epidemiologist with area specialties in sexual and reproductive health and non-communicable diseases. Previously she served as a research associate with the Harvard Global Equity Initiative and coordinated a recently-published Lancet series on health in Southeast Asia with the China Medical Board. She received her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008 where she analyzed socio-economic disparities in child nutrition in Thailand, and she holds an MPH from the University of Washington. Rebecca's methodological interests are in multi-level modeling, measurement of inequality, and methods for making causal inferences within program evaluation. She has consulted with a range of international organizations, including PATH, UNESCO and the Ford Foundation, and she has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.