Researcher in Demography
Pennsylvania State University
Susan Schaffnit is an applied anthropologist and Researcher in Demography at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Schaffnit’s research is interdisciplinary, pulling on methods and theory from evolutionary anthropology, demography, and population health science. At the core of her work is a desire to understand variation in and relationships between human health, family structures, and life transitions into marriages, parenthood, and adulthood. She currently conducts research on early marriage, women’s fertility and health in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and India.
Dr. Schaffnit earned her PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).