Household Surveys for Interdisciplinary Research: Challenges of Multidimensional Data Collection

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series

Leah Bevis, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics at Ohio State will discuss research she conducted in Uganda investigating the linkages between soil biophysical systems and human health. She will relate challenges she encountered and solutions attempted while collecting, processing and managing household, soil and child biometric data in remote sites in East Africa.

Wednesday, March 7th, 12-1pm.

Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus

The event is free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the conversation. RSVP here.

About the speaker

Leah Bevis, an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2016. Bevis researches the connection between human welfare and biophysical systems in poor countries. In particular, she is interested in the linkage between soil and human health in Uganda and Ethiopia.


If you can’t make it to the session, the talk will be live streamed and recorded. Streaming logistics: If you don’t have a university login, just enter as a guest. Your system should automatically download a flash plug-in that will allow Adobe Connect to run in your browser. Email  Amanda Davey  with questions.

About the Series

The Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Center for African Studies, the Global One Health initiative, and the Global Water Institute. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson 160.

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Photo: Uganda Kids Club. Source: Flickr user Nom & Malc.