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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., Jiang, N., & Kaushal, N. (2020). Culture, Labor Supply, and Fertility Across Immigrant Generations in the United States. Feminist Economics 26(1), 154-178.

Muchomba, F. M. (2019). Sex composition of children and marital rape: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Maternal and Child Health 23(8), 1130-1139.

Shukla, S., Muchomba, F. M., & McCoyd, J. L. (2018). ‘Drug adherence levels are falling down again’: health worker perceptions of women’s service utilization before and after integration of HIV/AIDS services into general care in India. Health policy and planning 33(5), 623-632.

Kaushal, N. & Muchomba, F. M. (2018). Missing time with parents: Son preference among Asians in the United States. Journal of Population Economics 31(2), 397-427.

Muchomba, F. M. (2017). Women’s land tenure security and household human capital: Evidence from Ethiopia’s land certification. World Development 98, 310-324.

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