Madison Little is a DPhil Student in Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation and the recipient of the Clarendon-ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Award. His current research examines the effectiveness of packaged cash-plus interventions in achieving multiple SDG targets for adolescents in Southern Africa.
Previously, his research focused on evaluating the role of foreign aid programmes in improving HIV outcomes among adolescents and young people. He has also evaluated bioethics systems for supporting ethically-sound clinical trials, inclusion interventions for LGBTI populations, and gender-based violence prevention programmes.
Prior to undertaking the DPhil, Madison completed the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation (with Distinction) at the University of Oxford and graduated as Valedictorian of Rutgers University with a BSc in Public Health. In his professional work, Madison spent three years running a non-profit organisation that has worked in HIV prevention among marginalised populations in Cambodia and in AIDS-affected communities in Uganda. While at UNICEF, Madison co-edited policy briefs on childhood vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Little, M.T., Roelen, K., Lange, B.C.L., Steinert, J.I., Yakubovich, A.R., Cluver, L., & Humphreys, D.K. (2021). Effectiveness of cash-plus programmes for early childhood outcomes compared to cash transfers alone: A systematic review & meta-analysis. PLOS Medicine, 18(9), e1003698. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003698
Nittas, V., Ameli, V., Little, M.T., & Humphreys, D.K. (2020). Exploring the equity impact of mobile health-based HIV interventions: A systematic review of reviews and evidence synthesis. Digital Health, 6, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207620942360
Meinck, F., Pantelic, M., Spreckelsen, T.F., Orza, L., Little, M.T., … & Stockl, H. (2019). Interventions to reduce gender-based violence among young people living with HIV/AIDS in low-income and middle-income countries. AIDS, 33(14), 2219-2236. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002337
Little, M.T., Larsen, B., Cluver, L.D., Humphreys, D.K. (2018). A systematic review and theory synthesis for the impact of foreign aid on HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 72(Supp. 1): A24. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.48
Little, M.T., & Fox, A. (2016). Sexual concurrency, male circumcision, and HIV risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: Informing policy for an effective AIDS response in the post-2015 development era. Population Association of America Working Papers.
Barchi, F., & Little, M.T. (2016). National ethics guidance in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of human biological specimens: A systematic review. BMC Medical Ethics, (17)64, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-016-0146-9
Little, M.T., Tripathi, A, & Barchi, F. (2015). Collection and use of human biological specimens in research: Is there adequate ethics governance in Africa? Annals of Global Health, 81(1), 68. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2015.02.662