Rebecca de Guttry is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her current projects include experimental evaluations of interventions addressing maternal and child mortality in Nigeria; family planning provider bias in Tanzania, Pakistan, and Burkina Faso; and health disparity and school climate in the U.S.
Her expertise lies in data analysis, the management of large-scale primary data collection, the design of monitoring systems, and the development of data management capacity across diverse institutional settings. She is interested in inequality, global health, urban policy, and science and technology policy, especially from a geospatial perspective.
Prior to RAND, de Guttry was a consultant research analyst at the World Bank Development Research Group in Washington, D.C., where she contributed to randomized controlled trials around patient safety, road safety, and livelihoods, in Kenya and Afghanistan. She also supported the impact evaluation of a national social safety net program with Innovations for Poverty Action in the Dominican Republic, conducted dairy value chain market research for TechnoServe in Tanzania, and worked in the microfinance industry with FINCA in Ecuador, among other projects.
De Guttry has an M.A. in international relations and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S. in international economics and management from Bocconi University.