A new LDI/PARC Research Brief on a recent study by Alberto Ciancio, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler looking at the health effects of blood pressure screenings for adults in rural Malawi. The PARC team found that adults with elevated blood pressure who were referred to a health care provider were 22 percentage points less likely to have hypertension four years later. They also reported better subjective mental health and were more likely to be taking blood pressure medication. The study has a number of important implications for health screenings and population health management in rural and low-income countries.
New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Iliana Kohler, Daniel Bennett, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Jill Darling, Arie Kapteyn, Jürgen Maurer, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2020. "Know Your Epidemic, Know Your Response: COVID-19 in the United States." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-44.
New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ciancio, Alberto, Fabrice Kämpfen, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana Kohler. 2020. "Health Screening for Emerging Disease Burdens Among the Global Poor." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-41.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Lausanne
Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
M.A., Economics, University of Torino, 2011
B.Sc., Economics, University of Torino, 2008
Alberto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the PSC and is part of the research team of the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH). His current research focuses on the demographic, socioeconomic and health conditions in a poor sub-Saharian low-income context. Alberto has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. During the graduate studies, his research has focused on the political economy of immigration enforcement and its effects on crime, police efficiency and the labor market.