doctoral student in
economics, with Professor
Aïchatou Hassane came from Niger to UNH to study economics and, more specifically, development economics. Through her studies with Robert Woodward, professor of health economics, Hassane began to see how health care directly affected issues such as productivity, education, and others that have a severe economic impact on countries.
Hassane also participated as a researcher in a collaborative study with professors Woodward, Ross Gittell of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and Cameron Wake of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. They documented the role of pollution, pollen, and weather in determining hospital services along the Seacoast of New Hampshire.
Last summer, writing from her internship at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Hassane wrote: “As a result of working with Professor Woodward, I have chosen to combine health, environment, and development economics for my doctoral dissertation. I will investigate the economic impact of pollution on human health in developing countries.”
- Aïchatou Hassane