Stephane Helleringer

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, funded by the US National Institutes of Health. He recently initiated a panel study of behaviors and mortality during the COVID–19 pandemic in Malawi.