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HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar: Sarah Baird, PhD
February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“Using Group Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (and cash) to Improve the Well-Being of Adolescent Girls in Uganda.”
Virtual Seminar with Sarah Baird, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics I Vice Chair of the Department of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: HTTPS://UPENN.ZOOM.US/J/95353951407
ABOUT THIS EVENT: This presentation will focus on the immediate and one year impacts of a study investigating the impact of group based interpersonal therapy and cash transfers on adolescent female well-being in Uganda. The study has two main objectives: (1) can group based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) for adolescent females substantially reduce depression in adolescent females (aged 13-19) in Uganda – at least with medium-run sustained effects, and does this have knock-on effects on human capital accumulation and (2) Can small lump-sum cash transfers, provided immediately after the completion of psychotherapy, lead to larger reductions in depression, and thus larger impacts on human capital accumulation, in the longer-run than therapy alone? The protocol is here in case of interest: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tc9_52GtcKhc1VZWvRd9IinaQmDvJRrH/view.