PhD Candidate
Cornell University

Daniel Maggio is a PhD Candidate at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He is interested in the causes of undernutrition and poor cognitive development in children and the design and evaluation of interventions that intend to reduce these. Under the supervision of Professors John Hoddinott and Mahesh Karra, his research focuses on how social investments in expecting mothers and families (e.g. postpartum family planning services, cash transfers) affect health-seeking behavior and maternal and child health outcomes. Prior to coming to Cornell, Dan worked as a field engineer for Reach the Children in Western Kenya, and at Boston University's Global Development Policy Center. Dan holds a MA in Economics from Boston University and a BA in Mathematics from SUNY Geneseo.