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Vice Chair for Research
Associate Professor

Philip Anglewicz, PhD, MA, studies demographic change in Sub-Saharan Africa, looking at topics like contraceptive use dynamics, internal migration, aging, and the response to infectious disease.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E4533
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University

Dr. Philip Anglewicz is the Principal Investigator of the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) Project. In this capacity, he provides overall strategic direction to PMA as well as overseeing technical aspects of the project, including survey operations, data management and analysis. He works closely with PMA staff, faculty, and students to support our network of implementing partners and coordinates with funders and external partners to ensure progress against project goals and objectives. Dr. Anglewicz also leads the development and realization of the PMA Program of Research, which involves the generation and prioritization of research questions in close collaboration with in-country partners; offering guidance on the questionnaire and indicator development; and providing technical capacity development to partners in survey design, research, and analysis. 

Dr. Philip Anglewicz's primary research interest is demographic change in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Specifically, he has studied the relationship between internal migration, health and HIV status in SSA, including extensive data collection for internal migrants in Malawi (funded through an NIH R21 grant). Dr. Anglewicz is a Co-PI of a new NIH-funded study on surviving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi, which continues a longitudinal panel study of rural Malawians who have been interviewed since 1998 (funded through an NIH R01 grant).

Honors & Awards
  • 2020-present Deputy Director, The William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
  • 2019-present William G. Robertson, Jr. Professorship in Population and Family Planning
  • 2019-present Faculty Associate, Hopkins Population Center
  • 2019-present Technical Resource Advisor, Performance Monitoring and Evidence Working Group
Select Publications

Peer reviewed publications below.

  • Anglewicz, P., Sarnak, D., Gemmill, A., & Becker, S. (2023). Characteristics associated with reliability in reporting of contraceptive use: assessing the reliability of the contraceptive calendar in seven countries. Studies in family planning, 54(1), 17-38.

  • OlaOlorun, Funmilola, Philip Anglewicz, Caroline Moreau (2020). From non-use to covert and overt use of contraception: identifying community and individual factors informing Nigerian women’s degree of contraceptive empowerment. PLoS One 15(11): e0242345.

  • Anglewicz, Philip, Mark VanLandingham, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Hans-Peter Kohler (2018). Health selection, migration, and HIV infection in Malawi. Demography 55(3):979-1007.

  • Anglewicz, Philip, Pierre Akilimali, Georges Guiella, Patrick Kayembe, Simon P.S. Kibira, Fredrick Makumbi, Amy Tsui, Scott Radloff (2019). Trends in Subcutaneous Depot Medroxypro-gesterone Acetate (DMPA-SC) Use in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Contraception DOI: 10.1016/j.conx.2019.100013.

  • Anglewicz, P., Lamba, S., Kohler, I., Mwera, J., Zulu, A., & Kohler, H. P. (2023). Is experience of the HIV/AIDS epidemic associated with responses to COVID-19? Evidence from the Rural Malawi. Plos one, 18(10), e0292378.

  • Sarnak, D., Anglewicz, P., & Ahmed, S. (2023). Unmet need and intention to use as predictors of adoption of contraception in 10 performance monitoring for action geographies. SSM-Population Health, 22, 101365.

Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA)
Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health
The Impact of Ebola Infection on Demographic and Social Outcomes in Sierra Leone
Demographic and Health Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina