Paul Hutchinson


Paul Hutchinson, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-6078
Fax: (504) 988-1568





Research Interests:

Access to and demand for health care services; socioeconomic status affecting health behaviors and outcomes; evaluating decentralized programs

Professional Achievements:

  • Member, American Economics Associations
  • Member, International Health Economics Association
  • Member, Population Association of America
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • 2002-2003 Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Excellence in New Competitive Research Award, Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Board of Governors

Educational Background:

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, University of Maryland at College Park


Meekers D, Pallin SC, Hutchinson P. Prevalence and correlates of physical, psychological, and sexual intimate partner violence in Bolivia. Glob Public Health. 2013 Mar 27.

Keating J, Hutchinson P, Miller JM, Bennett A, Larsen DA, Hamainza B, Changufu C, Shiliya N, Eisele TP. A quasi-experimental evaluation of an interpersonal communication intervention to increase insecticide-treated net use among children in Zambia. Malar J. 2012 Sep 7;11:313.

Hutchinson PL, Meekers D. Estimating causal effects from family planning health communication campaigns using panel data: the "your health, your wealth" campaign in egypt. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e46138.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046138.

Eisele TP, Larsen DA, Anglewicz PA, Keating J, Yukich J, Bennett A, Hutchinson P, Steketee RW. Malaria prevention in pregnancy, birthweight, and neonatal mortality: a meta-analysis of 32 national cross-sectional datasets in Africa. ancet Infect Dis. 2012 Sep 17. pii: S1473-3099(12)70222-0. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70222-0.

Hutchinson PL, Nicholas Bodor J, Swalm CM, Rice JC, Rose D. Neighbourhood food environments and obesity in southeast Louisiana. Health Place. 2012 Jul;18(4):854-60. Epub 2012 Mar 18.

Gage and P. Hutchinson. "Power, Control and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in Haiti," Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2006, 35(1): 11-26.

M. Barone, P. Hutchinson, C. Johnson, J. Hsia, and J. Wheeler. "Vasectomy Incidence in the United States: Results from a 2002 National Survey of Physicians," Journal of Urology, 2006, 176: 232-236.

P. Hutchinson, J. Akin, and F. Ssengooba, "Impact of Decentralization on Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes in Uganda," International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2006, 21(3): 1-32.

M. Khan, D. Hotchkiss, A. Berruti and P. Hutchinson. "Geographic Aspects of Poverty and Health in Tanzania: Does Living in a Poor Area Matter?" Health Policy and Planning, 2006, 21(2): 110-122.

S. Agha, P. Hutchinson and T. Kusanthan "Religion and Sexual Initiation in Zambia: Analysis of the Multi-Round Survey of Zambian Youth," Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2006, 38: 550-555.

P. Hutchinson and X. Mahlalela. "Utilization of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services in the Eastern Cape, South Africa," AIDS Care, 2006, 18(5): 446-455.

P. Hutchinson and J. Wheeler. "The cost-effectiveness of health communication programs: What do we know?" Journal of Health Communication, 2006, 11(Supplement 2): 7-45.

P. Hutchinson and J. Wheeler. 2006. "Evaluating the Impact of Family Planning Communication Programs in Tanzania and Nepal," Studies in Family Planning. 37(3): 169-186.

P. Hutchinson, J. Akin, and F. Ssengooba. "The Impacts of Decentralization on Health Care Seeking Behaviors in Uganda," International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2006, 21(3):1-32.

D. Guilkey, P. Hutchinson and P. Lance. "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Health Communication Programs," Journal of Health Communication, 2006, 11(Supplement 2): 47-67.

P. Hutchinson, P. Lance, D. Guilkey, M. Shahjahan, and S. Haque. "Analyzing the Cost-Effectiveness of a National Health Communication Programs: The Smiling Sun Program in Bangladesh," Journal of Health Communication, 2006, 11(Supplement 2):91-121.

P. Hutchinson, X. Mahlalela, and J. Yukich. "Mass Media, Stigma and Disclosure of HIV Test Results: A Multilevel Analysis in the Eastern Cape, South Africa," AIDS Education and Prevention, 2007, 19(6): 489-510.

D. Rose, P. Hutchinson, J. N. Bodor, C. Swalm, T.A. Farley, D.A. Cohen and J.C. Rice. "Neighborhood Food Environments and Body Mass Index: The Importance of In-Store Contents," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2009, 37(3): 214-219.

M. Chatterji, P. Hutchinson, N. Murray, K. Buek, V. Mulenga and T. Ventimiglia. "Evaluating the impact of community-based interventions on schooling outcomes among orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2010, 5(2): 130-141.

D. Rose, J.N. Bodor, P.L. Hutchinson and C.M. Swalm. "The Importance of a Multi-Dimensional Approach for Studying the Links Between Food Access and Consumption," The Journal of Nutrition, 2010, 140(6): 1170-1174.

T. Eisele, J. Miller, H. Moonga, B. Hamainza, P. Hutchinson and J. Keating, "Malaria Infection and Anemia Prevalence in Zambia's Luangwa District: an Area of Near-Universal Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Coverage," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2010, 84(1): 152-157.  

Hutchinson P, Do M, Agha S. Measuring client satisfaction and the quality of family planning services: a comparative analysis of public and private health facilities in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Aug 24;11:203.   

Hutchinson P, Nicholas Bodor J, Swalm C, Rice J, Rose D. Neighbourhood food environments and obesity in southeast Louisiana. Health Place. 2012 Mar 18 [Epub ahead of print].


Personal Statement:

Paul Hutchinson specializes in health economics. His main areas of interest include, (1) evaluating access to and estimating the demand for primary health care services, (2) examining the role of socioeconomic status in affecting health behaviors and health outcomes, (3) evaluating decentralization programs, and (4) studying issues related to the financing of health care in developing countries. Hutchinson is involved with several projects, including the MEASURE Evaluation Project, for which he has conducted impact evaluations of USAID health projects in Bangladesh and South Africa, as well as evaluations of decentralization programs in Uganda and Tanzania. He is also the PI for a study of the incidence of vasectomies in the United States. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, Hutchinson was a research associate at the Carolina Population Center (CPC) at the University of North Carolina (and pre-doctoral trainee at CPC). Hutchinson has also spent time working for the World Bank at their Resident Mission in Kampala, Uganda. He received his PhD in economics (focus on health economics and econometrics) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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