Matt Hoover is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Before coming to PRGS, Hoover worked as an independent research consultant, primarily managing randomized evaluations of international education projects. Previously, he worked in youth advocacy in the United States and abroad and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.I.A. and an M.P.H. from Columbia University. His current research interests are in child policy, education, and international development as it pertains to better outcomes for child development. Hoover's dissertation focuses on the use of social network analysis to better assess who in a network would be a strong program advocate for non-governmental organizations to partner with while promoting an intervention. His focus for data collection is Afghanistan with additional work to make findings applicable to a number of different regions of the world.
- Social Network Dynamics & HIV Care Retention and Adherence in Uganda
- Medical Mistrust, Social Networks, and Disparities in HIV Care Among Blacks