Anastasia-Gage-PhDAnastasia Gage, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200, TB-46
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3647
Fax: (504) 988-3653
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Research Interests:

Adolescent health risk behaviors; access to and demand for maternal health care services; gender and domestic violence

 Professional Achievements:

  • Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Distinction in Research, Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Excellence in Total Competitive Research Funding, 2005-2006
  • Eta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society, 2004
  • Population Council Fellowship, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1989-90
  • Rockefeller Foundation, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 1986-89
  • United Nations Fellowship, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana, 1982-86

Educational Background:

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • BA, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone


Gage AJ. Association of Child Marriage With Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts Among Adolescent Girls in Ethiopia. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Feb 20. doi:pii: S1054-139X(12)00798-7. 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.12.007.

Wolff, B., Blanc, A.K., & Gage, A.J. (2000). Who decides: Women's status and negotiation of sex in Uganda. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 3(1), 303-322.

Gage, A.J. (2005). Women's experience of intimate partner violence in Haiti. Social Science and Medicine, 61(2), 343-364.

Gage, A.J. & Ali, D. (2005). Factors associated with self-reported HIV testing among men in Uganda. AIDS Care, 17(2), 153-165.

Gage, A.J. & Hutchinson, P. (2006). Power, control, and intimate partner sexual violence in Haiti. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35(1), 11-24.

Gage, A.J. & Van Rossem, R. (2006). Attitudes toward the discontinuation of female genital cutting among men and women in Guinea. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 92(1), 92-96.

Gage, A.J. & Suzuki, C. (2006). Risk factors for alcohol use among male adolescents and emerging adults in Haiti. Journal of Adolescence, 29(2), 241-260.

Gage, A.J. & Calixte, M.G. (2006). Effects of the physical accessibility of maternal health services on their use in rural Haiti. Population Studies, 60(3), 271-288.

Agha, S., Gage, A.J., & Balal, A. 2007. Changes in perceptions of quality of, and access to, services among clients of a fractional franchise network in Nepal. Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(3), 341-354.

Gage, A.J. (2007). Barriers to the utilization of maternal health care in rural Mali. Social Science and Medicine, 65(8), 1666-1682.

Gage, A.J. & Silvestre, E.A. (2010). Maternal violence victimization and child physical punishment in Peru. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(7), 522-523.

Personal Statement:

Prior positions include performance and results monitoring technical officer at the Academy for Educational Development and senior technical advisor, Public Health Institute, assigned to the Office of Population, USAID. Anastasia Gage's research has focused on issues such as access to maternal health services, violence against women, adolescent health risk behaviors, decision-making about sexual activity and contraceptive use, and gender issues. She has also been involved in studies designed to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of health interventions in a number of African countries.

Gage is principal investigator for the Tulane University sub-agreement with the University of North Carolina on the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project. Under this project, she is conducting an evaluation of a gender-focused reproductive health program.