Spatial statistics; Spatial demography; Climate change and human health
I joined the MPC in 2014 as a Graduate Research Assistant and Population Trainee. I have been a member of the Terra Populus team working on aggregate data and microdata, as well as enganged in outreach activities and substantive research.
My research interests align with the fields of Population Geography and Demography. I am interested in how environmental factors affect human health, migration, fertility and reproductive health outcomes. I am enthusiastic about applying and developing spatial models to study demographic processes. I am currently working with Dr. Kathryn Grace on a project that investigates the effects of climate change on livelihoods, birthweight, and birth intervals in Kenya and Mali. My other MPC projects included the analyses of domestic and international migration in response to climate change in developing countries.
Bakhtsiyarava, M., Grace, K., & Nawrotzki, R. (2017). Climate and Birthweight: Investigating Agricultural livelihoods in Kenya and Mali. American Journal of Public Health: published online before print October 26, 2017. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304128.
Nawrotzki, R. J., & Bakhtsiyarava, M. (2016). International Climate Migration: Evidence for the Climate Inhibitor Mechanism and the Agricultural Pathway. Population Space & Place. 23(4): e2033. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2033.
Bakhtsiyarava, Maryia. (2010). Population Changes in Europe. Wide World (GCSE geography). – Philip Allan Updates. – v.21 №3.
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Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2017. Does Agricultural Specialization Matter? An Analysis of the Relationship between Climate Change, Agricultural Specialization and Children’s Health in Kenya and Mali. 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Cape Town, South Africa.
Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2017. Climate change and health: Evidence from the Kenya and Mali DHS. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago.
Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2017. A Comparative Analysis of the Relationship between Climate Change, Agricultural Specialization and Children’s Health: Evidence from Kenya and Mali, preliminary results. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston.
Bakhtsiyarava, M.*, Nawrotzki, R. 2016. Environmental inequality and pollution advantage among international immigrants in the United States, Inequality and Methods Workshop Series, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Nawrotzki, R., Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2016. Seasonality in the climate-migration relationship in Africa. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC.
Nawrotzki, R., Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2015. Seasonality in the climate-migration relationship in Africa. Inequality and Methods Workshop Series, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bakhtsiyarava, M.* 2015. Integration of Administrative Boundary and Census Data. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.