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Asiya Validova PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Asiya Validova (she/her) is a postdoctoral research fellow at PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She joined the team of Dr. Meredith Matone to take part in policy-oriented health services research. Dr. Validova is involved in several research projects in maternal and child health, including a study of mental/behavioral health care utilization and the impact of underinsurance on children’s ability to access care and on their health status.

Asiya Validova received her PhD in Applied Demography from University of Texas at San Antonio, where she conducted research in various fields related to public health and demography, such as children's and adolescents' health, income inequality and population health, and fertility behavior in low-fertility countries.

Asiya’s current research interests include socioeconomic inequalities and their health consequences, health disparities in children's health, and immigrant adolescents' mental health. She is particularly interested in investigating policies that mitigate socioeconomic inequities.