Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Pennsylvania
Research Areas: Demography; Epidemics; Mortality, and Causes of Deaths
Stéphane Helleringer is a demographer with interests in a) the development of new methods to measure demographic trends in countries with limited data, and b) measuring the impact of epidemics on population health and mortality. He has conducted several trials of innovative approaches to collecting demographic data (e.g., computer vision). He has also worked extensively on the impact of HIV/AIDS, Polio, and Ebola in several African countries. Helleringer is currently the principal investigator of a multi-country study on adolescent and adult mortality in Malawi, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, and Bangladesh. He recently initiated a panel study of behavioral change during the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi. He is a member of the expert group advising the World Health Organization (WHO) on COVID-19 mortality assessment.