Clinical Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Professional overview
Dr. Margaret Giorgio’s research primarily focuses on improving the health of vulnerable populations, including cross-border migrants in South Africa and low-income youth in the United States. Previously, Dr. Giorgio conducted research with Planned Parenthood, the Institute for Human Development and Social Change at NYU Steinhardt, and the Medical Research Council in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Giorgio is currently a co-investigator of a 5-year research project evaluating a supportive housing program for high-cost and medically-needy homeless adults. This randomized control trial uses administrative health data - hospital billing and Medicaid claims data - to investigate whether the supportive housing program is successful in reducing medical utilization and costs among homeless adults. In the future, she plans to use New York State Medicaid data to research contraception use and pregnancy among homeless and marginally housed youth in New York City.
BA, Political Science and Philosophy, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MAMPH, Sexuality and Health, Columbia University, New York, NYPhD, Public Health, New York University, New York, NY
- Areas of research and study
EvaluationsHomelessnessHousing StabilityReproductive HealthWomen's Health