Nancy Murray

Nancy Murray

Vice President; Director of International Research
  • International development program evaluation
  • Adolescent and maternal and child health
  • Nutrition and the family
  • Education
Focus Areas
  • International Research
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Social Protection
About Nancy

Nancy Murray has more than 20 years of experience in international development program evaluation, education, adolescent and maternal and child health, and nutrition and the family.

Currently, Murray is project director of the LAC Reads project, a USAID-funded set of impact evaluations of early reading initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also directs the impact evaluation component of the School Dropout Pilot Prevention project, which evaluates school dropout prevention programs in four Asian countries, in collaboration with Creative Associates. She has had key roles in designing and leading evaluations of international health and education programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Murray, who joined Mathematica in 2007, was previously the deputy director for the Center for Health Solutions at Futures Group International. She has published in Studies in Family Planning, Social Biology, International Family Planning Perspectives, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, and Maternal and Child Nutrition. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.P.H. and M.A. in Latin American studies, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Key Projects
  • Woman with child
    The Evaluation of The Power of Nutrition

    Mathematica is evaluating The Power of Nutrition over a period of seven years to measure its impact and influence; provide strategic, real-time feedback and inputs; and extract insights and lessons to expand and replicate this model.

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    Cocoa Livelihoods Baseline Data Collection and Evaluation

    This program provided a range of interventions to increase the incomes of households in the cocoa-producing areas of five West and Central African countries. Mathematica collected baseline data on four key outcomes: cocoa production and productivity, income, schooling, and nutrition.

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