• Muchomba, Felix
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: School of Social Work
  • Tel: : 848-932-5366
  • Office: 536 George Street, Graduate School of Social Work Bldg.



Ph.D., Columbia University
M.P.H., Columbia University
B.A., Middlebury College

Research Interest

Gender inequality, allocation of resources within families, and social and economic development policy with a focus on developing countries.

Biographical Notes

Felix Muchomba is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Dr. Muchomba’s research examines how social institutions and policies reinforce or mitigate gender inequalities. His current approach is to study (1) how macro-level changes, including social and economic development, influence the gender dynamics within families and couples, and (2) how the gendered distribution of farmland, assets, time and other resources between family members impact the health and well-being of girls and women. Under this research agenda, Dr. Muchomba has examined issues that are pertinent to Eastern Africa and other developing societies, such as malnutrition and HIV/AIDS.

Selected Publications

Kaushal, N. & Muchomba, F. M. (in press) Missing time with parents: Son preference among Asians in the United States. Journal of Population Economics.

Muchomba, F. M. (2017). Women’s land tenure security and household human capital: Evidence from Ethiopia’s land certification. World Development, 98, 310-324.

Muchomba, F. M. & Kaushal, N. (2016). Effect of food subsidies on micronutrient consumption. Indian Journal of Human Development, 10(3), 317-335.

Kaushal, N. & Muchomba, F. M. (2015). How consumer price subsidies affect nutrition. World Development 74, 25-42.

Muchomba, F. M., Chan, C., & El-Bassel, N. (2015). Importance of women’s relative socioeconomic status within sexual relationships in communication about safer sex and HIV/STI prevention. Journal of Urban Health 92(3), 559-571.

Muchomba, F. M., Wang, J. S., & Agosta L. M. (2014). Women's land ownership and risk of HIV infection in Kenya. Social Science & Medicine 114(1), 97-102.