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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

Research Interests

Migration in developing countries; Demographic change in Sub-Saharan Africa; Family planning; Survey methodology
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
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
2015–present Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Select Publications
Peer reviewed publications below.
  • Tsui, Amy, Philip Anglewicz, Titilope Akinlose, Varsha Srivatsan, Pierre Akilimali, et al. (2020). Performance monitoring and accountability: The Agile Project’s protocol, record and experience. Gates Open Research 2020, 4:30.
  • 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, Philip, Rachel Kidman, Sangeetha Madhavan (2019). Internal migration and child health in Malawi. Social Science & Medicine 235(2019).
The Impact of Ebola Infection on Demographic and Social Outcomes in Sierra Leone
Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health
Demographic and Health Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina
Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA)