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Jitka Hiscox

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Graduate Student Fellowship | 2021 - 2022 Academic Year

Evaluating the Relationship Between Water Access, Maternal Well-Being, Caregiving and Child Development

Hiscox studies the relationship between water access and water scarcity, maternal well-being, caregiving and child development in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, her research examines whether mothers and children benefit if/when time saved from water fetching is allocated to maternal leisure, household and personal hygiene and mother-child interactions.

Jitka Hiscox, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jitka Hiscox

Hisocx is a PhD student in the environmental engineering program. She holds an undergraduate degree in government from Harvard and an MSc in GIS for development and environment from Clark University. Prior to coming to Stanford, she has worked as a GIS and ICT specialist for international NGOs supporting programs in HIV/TB care and humanitarian response in Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Haiti. She has also provided research support to development economics projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia. At Stanford, Hiscox is interested in the long-term health and economic benefits of water and sanitation services. At the moment, her research focuses on the effect of water access on household water insecurity, maternal mental health and child development.‌

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