Research Associate
Zambia

Aldina Mesic is a Research Associate at IPA Zambia. She is currently working on a pilot study focused on encouraging pregnant women to save for safe delivery in rural villages in the southern province as part of a randomized evaluation of maternity waiting homes. Previously, she was a full-time employee and maternal child health fellow at Boston University School of Public Health, where she worked on an observational study with people living with HIV/AIDS and substance use in the United States, a mixed methods study assessing the continuum of care for adolescents living with HIV in Zambia, and economic evaluations of HIV and maternal child programs in Vietnam, Ghana, and Ecuador. She has a Masters in Public Health with certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation and Maternal and Child Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and International Affairs from Northeastern University. Aldina's research interests include women's empowerment, maternal health, and intimate partner violence.