Gabe Schwartz

PhD Student in Boston, Massachusetts

Gabe Schwartz

PhD Student in Boston, Massachusetts

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Among other things, I am a public health PhD student at the Harvard School of Public Health in social epidemiology. Before starting my doctoral program, I worked in public policy research at Abt Associates, focusing on low-income people's access to community and government resources and the impact of those resources. I hope to support people in making their lives happier and healthier. Geospatial, quantitative, & qualitatitve.

Recent work includes:

- Geospatial analysis of the Healthy Incentives Pilot, investigating whether the impact of a monetary incentive to purchase fruits and vegetables for SNAP participants differed in food deserts (see our article in the Huffington Post)

- Assessing the adequacy of Maine's affordable housing for seniors and projecting how much that need will grow by 2022 (see the Portland Press Herald's coverage of the report)

- Showing how transportation planning impacts RI's low-income workers at CUPUM

- Helping to develop a state-wide food plan for MA as a member of the Food Access, Security, and Health working group

I've also worked as:

/ a family health advocate at Health Leads Providence (connecting families to resources they need to address the social determinants of their health)

/ a sexual assault prevention peer educator

/ a queer student organizer

+ making maps, botany, & infographics.

  • Work
    • Harvard University
  • Education
    • Brown University (BA Human Biology, BA Sociology)