Danice Brown Guzmán

Email: dbrown16@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-8922

Danice Brown Guzmán

Associate Director, Evidence and Learning

Areas of Expertise: Africa and the Middle East; Education; Food & Hunger Issues; Gender Equality; Technology for Development; Monitoring & Evaluation; Water Security & Management

Danice Brown Guzmán is associate director of the Pulte Institute's Evidence and Learning Division. With over ten years of experience conducting research and managing projects in global contexts, Guzmán is an expert in experimental and quasi-experimental research design, power calculations, survey programming, and complex data analysis. She has led large-scale data collections using both paper and electronic data collection systems, conducting research in the areas of food security, resilience, gender, education, peace-building, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).  Her research has been funded by Catholic Relief Services, Kellogg Foundation, Porticus Foundation, USAID, and the US Department of Labor. Currently, Guzmán leads a consortium of researchers across five universities and one research institute for the USAID-funded Expanding the Reach of Impact Evaluation (ERIE), which conducts retrospective impact evaluations and longitudinal follow-up studies using innovative data collection methods. 

Prior to joining the Pulte Institute, Guzmán worked on the monitoring and evaluation team for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Amman, Jordan. She also worked as a project manager for Refugee Family Services in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, Guzmán served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. She speaks intermediate Moroccan and Levantine Arabic, as well as basic French and Spanish.

Guzmán holds a master's in public policy and a certificate in international development, both from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. She has a specialization in Geographic Information Systems from the University of California-Davis via coursera.org.  Additionally, she holds a bachelor's in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. 


Publications, Presentations and Other Work

Caregiver and family factors promoting child resilience in at-risk families living in Lima, Peru
Child Abuse & Neglect

Improved cookstoves as a pathway between food preparation and reduced domestic violence in Uganda
World Development Perspectives

An Evolving Choice in a Diverse Water Market: A Quality Comparison of Sachet Water with Community and Household Water Sources in Ghana
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Types of Childhood Exposure to Violence and Association with Caregiver Trauma in Peru
Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Sweeping It under the Rug: Household Chores and Misreporting of Child Labor
Economics Bulletin

Parenting practices and intergenerational cycle of victimization in Peru
Development and Psychopathology