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Carolyn Huang is a second generation Taiwanese American from Troy, Michigan.  Her research is focused on social protection, maternal and child health, population studies, human capital development, and program evaluation in low resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa.  Carolyn’s dissertation examines the impact of Kenya’s flagship cash transfer program on child health outcomes and household welfare, in addition to the effects of a nation-wide Ghanaian community outreach and health quality improvement program upon maternal health utilization.  Her additional research interests include poverty measurement and household economic decision-making.  She has prior experience managing large data collections and survey implementation (supervising and managing field enumerator teams), survey development, quantitative data analysis and program evaluation using econometrics, and cost-effectiveness and expenditure analysis.  She is expected to defend her dissertation by May 2015.  Carolyn received a BA in political science from the University of Michigan in 2005 and an MPP from American University in 2009.