Lia Fernald is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research explores how inequalities and variations in socio-economic status contribute to adverse nutritional outcomes in children and adults. Fernald has worked in Columbia, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. She has also evaluated the impact of Oportunidades, a large-scale poverty alleviation program in Mexico, on health outcomes.
- Small Individual Loans and Mental Health in South Africa
- Conditional Cash Transfers and Early Childhood Development in Mexico
- Health Education for Microcredit Clients in Peru
- Poverty Alleviation and Maternal Depression in Mexico
- Cash Transfers and Domestic Violence in Ecuador
- Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Children's Behavior Problems
- The Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers on BMI and Blood Pressure in Adults