Samuel Clark - Demographer


I am a demographer, epidemiologist, and aspiring statistician who develops new methods and investigates population dynamics and epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus in Africa.

Most recently I have been working on a survey to estimate the prevalence of the coronavirus and an excess deaths study to characterize the total burden of mortality associated with the COVID-19 epidemic - both in the state of Ohio, USA.

On an ongoing basis I develop mortality models and work to improve: 1) verbal autopsy as a tool to measure burden of disease, 2) indirect estimates of child mortality, and 3) small-area estimates of mortality. I also coordinate a small team developing software to implement new methods - mostly for verbal autopsy.

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