I am a development economist with a focus on global health.
My work concentrates on access to care for cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS.
Understanding how health interlinks with socioeconomic gradients, policy, and health systems in low- and middle- income countries is what drives my main research interest.
I believe that health is a basic human right and that people living in heavily resource-constrained environments face particular challenges in attaining this right.
Thus, my aim as a researcher is to improve our understanding of the development health nexus and to identify policy strategies working towards universal health coverage.

Latest Publications

Rural-Urban Differences in Diabetes Care and Control in 42 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study of Nationally Representative, Individual-Level Data

David Flood, Geldsetzer P, Agoudavi K, Aryal KK, Campos Caldeira Brant L, Brian G, Dorobantu M, Farzadfar F, Fronea O, Singh Gurung M, Guwatudde D, Houehanou C, Jorgensen J, Kondal D, Labadarios D, Marcus ME, Mayige MT, Moghimi M, Norov B, Perman G, Quesnel-Crooks S, Rashidi MM, Moghaddam SS, Seiglie JA, Bahendeka S, Steinbrook E, Theilmann M, Ware LJ, Vollmer S, Atun R, Davies J, Ali MK, Rohloff P, Manne-Goehler J

Diabetes Care, (Accepted)

The Socio-economic Gradient of Alcohol Use: An Analysis of Nationally Representative Survey Data from 55 Low- and Middle-income Countries

Yuanwei Xu, Geldsetzer P, Manne-Goehler J, Theilmann M, Marcus ME, Zhumadilov Z, Quesnel-Crooks S, Mwalim O, Saeedi Moghaddam S, Koolaji S, Karki K, Farzadfar F, Ebrahimi N, Damasceno A, Aryal K, Agoudavi K, Atun R, Bärnighausen T, Davies J, Jaacks L, Vollmer S, Probst C

The Lancet Global Health, (Accepted)

Statin use in low-income and middle-income countries – Authors' reply

David Flood, Marcus ME, Bahendeka SK, Moghaddam SS, Houehanou C, Vollmer S, Huffman MD

The Lancet Global Health, Correspondence, vol. 10(7), 2022, pp. E955-E956

Use of Statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in 41 low-income and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study of nationally representative, individual-level data

Maja Marcus, Manne-Goehler J, Theilmann M, Farzadfar F, Moghaddam SS, Keykhaei M, Hajebi A, Tschida S, Lemp JM, Aryal KK, Dunn M, Househanou C, Silver B, Rohloff P, Atun R, Bärnighausen TW, Geldsetzer P, Ramirez-Zea M, Chopra V, Heisler M, Davies JI, Huffman MD, Vollmer S, Flood D

Lancet Global Health, vol. 10(3), 2022, pp. e369–79

Reaching for the ‘first 95’: a cross-country analysis of HIV self-testing in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Eva van Empel, De Vlieg RA, Harling G, Marcus ME, Kahn K, Bärnighausen T, Montana L, Choko AT, Manne-Goehler J

AIDS, 2022 Feb, pp. 297--304

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Maja E. Marcus

Economist, PhD Candidate

Chair of Development Economics & Center for Modern Indian Studies

University of Goettingen, Germany