Fred Arnold, Ph.D.
Technical Deputy Director, Demographic and Health Surveys Program
Fred is a demographic and health surveys expert with more than 40 years of experience providing technical assistance to survey implementation and analysis in low- and middle-income countries.
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Fred was directly involved in the design and implementation of population-based surveys in 17 countries in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and South America. He provided advice to international agencies on malaria and environmental health; he also advised on maternal, reproductive, and child health. Fred has coordinated technical assistance to five large-scale National Family Health Surveys of more than 2 million women and men throughout India. Previously, he was the research director of the Select Committee on Population, U.S. House of Representatives.
Areas of expertise
Ph.D., Economics/demography, University of Michigan
M.A., Sociology/economics, University of Michigan
B.A., Economics, Harvard University
Perspectives and implications of the Improving Coverage Measurement Core Group’s validation studies for household surveys, Journal of Global Health, June 2018
An assessment of the malaria-related knowledge and practices of Tanzania’s drug retailers: exploring the impact of drug store accreditation, BMC Health Services Research, March 2018
Handwashing in 51 countries: analysis of proxy measures of handwashing behavior in Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and Demographic and Health Surveys, 2010-13, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, June 2017
Availability and price of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the private health sector in 2011: results from ten nationally representative cross-sectional retail surveys, Tropical Medicine and International Health, June 2015
Improving Estimates of Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Coverage from Household Surveys: Using Geographic Coordinates to Account for Endemicity, Malaria Journal, July 2014
Measuring coverage in MNCH: New findings, new strategies, and recommendations for action, PLOS Medicine, May 2013