Maria Dieci

dieci [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley


Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Health Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. I will be on the job market in the 2021-2022 year. My research interests are in global health and development economics, broadly defined, in low-resource settings.

My current work focuses on understanding the role of digital healthcare technology and targeted incentives in improving access to high-quality care, and understanding parental investments in early childhood health.

I’ve been involved in research projects throughout Africa and Latin America, and have conducted field work in Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia, Peru, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Before graduate school, I worked at Innovations for Poverty Action in Zambia and in New Haven evaluating health and social safety net programs.