- Quantitative analysis
- Longitudinal data
- Survey design and implementation
- International Research
- Energy and Climate
- Health and Nutrition
Cullen Seaton has expertise in designing and implementing quantitative data collections in the electricity infrastructure and global health sectors. He focuses on generating high-quality data sets and analyzing them to produce clear and actionable insights for policymakers and implementers. He primarily works on evaluations in francophone Africa.
Seaton supports study design, data collection, and analysis for evaluations of Millennium Challenge Corporation energy compacts in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes sampling, questionnaire design, and implementing longitudinal telephone surveys as well as analyzing remote sensing data. He was heavily involved with learning check initiatives under the USAID-funded Rapid Feedback Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning initiative. This included leading quantitative data analysis for an evaluation of an early-grade reading intervention in Senegal and leading qualitative data collection for an evaluation of a community health intervention in Guinea. Seaton has also contributed administrative data analysis and visualization to an evaluation of The Challenge Initiative, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded program promoting reproductive health in countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Prior to his experience at Mathematica, Seaton was a program operations specialist for the CDC’s Center for Global Health, where he worked on the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in Guinea. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteers in Guinea and Namibia. He holds a master’s degree in development practice from Columbia University.