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Felix Muchomba

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work M.P.H., Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Muchomba’s research interests include gender inequality, social and economic development policy, and social determinants of health.


Felix Muchomba is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Dr. Muchomba’s research examines how policies and institutions influence the well-being of girls and women. His current approach is to study how (1) macro-level changes, including social and economic development and (2) gender discrimination within families, impact the health and well-being of girls and women. Under this research agenda, Dr. Muchomba has examined sexual and reproductive health and other issues that are pertinent to low-income families, with a focus on Eastern Africa, South Asia, and immigrants in the U.S. He is currently studying policy levers that may reduce disparities in maternal health.

Courses Taught: 

  • Quantitative Research Methods

  • Social Welfare Policy & Services II

  • Methods of Social Work Research I

Selected Recent Publications: 

Muchomba, F. M., Teitler, J., & Reichman, N. E. (2022). Association between housing affordability and severe maternal morbidity. JAMA Network Open 5(11), e2243225. 

Muchomba, F. M. (2022). Effect of schooling on anemia and nutritional status among women: A natural experiment in Ethiopia. American Journal of Epidemiology 191(10), 1722-1731.

Muchomba, F. M. & Kaushal, N. (2021). Medicaid expansions and participation in Supplemental Security Income by noncitizens. American Journal of Public Health 111, 1106-1112. 

Muchomba, F. M., Teitler, J., Kruse, L., & Reichman, N. E. (2021) Municipality-Level variation in severe maternal morbidity and association with municipal expenditures in New Jersey. JAMA Network Open 4(11), e2135161. 

Muchomba, F. M. (2021) Parents’ assets and child marriage: Are mother’s assets more protective than father’s assets? World Development, 138, 105226.

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