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Department of Health Services Management & Policy

College of Public Health

Wondi Manalew
Wondi Manalew

Wondimu Samuel Manalew

Research Associate, Choose Well Evaluation Study
Department of Health Services Management and Policy

Contact:
423-439-4346 /
148 Sam Wilson Hall 
Box 70623, Johnson City, TN 37615 







EDUCATION

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Ph.D. Economics, 2019  

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
MA Economics, 2014

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
MSc. Economics, 2011 

HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY
BA Economics, 2006

RESEARCH FOCUS

Women and child health, fertility and population, global health, development, causal inference, count data modeling. 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Manalew, WS. “Does Education Reduce Child Marriage? Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, Vanderbilt University Graduate Students Workshop, October 2018. 

Manalew, WS. & Terza, Joseph V. 2018. “Switching Regressions with Count Outcomes: Specification, Estimation and Causal Inference”, 2018 East-North-South-Central Health Economics Policy Conference December 7, Bloomington, IN. 

Manalew, WS and Vidhura Tennekoon.  2019. “Dirty Hands on Troubled Waters: Sanitation, Access to Water and Child Health in Ethiopia.”  Midwest Economics Association 81st & 82nd annual conferences, March 2017&2018.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Manalew WS, Tennekoon VS. Dirty hands on troubled waters: Sanitation, access to water and child health in Ethiopia. Rev Dev Econ. 2019; 00:1–18. https ://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12604 

Mekonen, S., Manalew, W.S, & Ambelu, A. (2014): “Importance of labelling and patient knowledge to ensure proper care during drug dispensing,” A case study from a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(01), 1.

HONORS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

Carlin Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Empirical Economics, Indiana University, April 2018 

Graduate Student Travel Fellowship Award, Indiana University, November 2018 

Annual Health Econometrics Workshop Student Scholarship, September 2018 

Loretta Lunsford Scholarship, Indiana University, 2018/2019 Academic Year 

Graduate and Professional Educational Grant, Indiana University, January 2018 

GPED Award for Academic Excellence, Vanderbilt University, May 2014

GPED Special Award for Service to the Graduate Program, Vanderbilt University, May 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer: Haramaya University, Ethiopia (2006-2011) 

Instructor: Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, Summer 2017 

Teaching Fellow: American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Program, Michigan State University, Summer 2018           

Instructor: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Statistical Analyst, Indiana University, Lilli Family School of Philanthropy, Fall 2016

Graduate Research Assistant, Energy Balance Laboratory, Diabetes Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (2012-2014)

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Spending time with family, church, reading, and exercise. 
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