Tia M. Palermo


Tia M. Palermo


Associate Professor
Division of Health Services Policy and Practice

Research Topics

Impacts of social policy on population health; global health; social protection; cash transfers; gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive health

Contact Information

268F Farber

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5368

Fax: (716) 829-2979



Selected Publications

  • Palermo T, Pereira A, Neijhoft N, Bello G, Buluma R, Diem P, Aznar Daban R, Fatoumata Kaloga I, Islam A, Kheam T, Lund-Henriksen B, Maksud, N, Maternowska MC, Potts A, Rottanak C, Samnang C, Shawa M, Yoshikawa M, Peterman A. (2019). “Risk Factors for Childhood Violence and Polyvictimization: A Cross-Country Analysis from Three Regions.” Child Abuse & Neglect, 88: 348-361. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213418304009?dgcid=author
  • Handa S, Daidone S, Peterman A, Davis B, Pereira A, Palermo T, Yablonski J. (2018). “Myth-busting? Confronting Six Common Perceptions about Unconditional Cash as a Poverty Reduction Strategy.” World Bank Research Observer, 33(2): 259-298. https://academic.oup.com/wbro/article/33/2/259/5127165
  • Peterman A, Palermo T, Handa S, Seidenfeld D. (2018).  “A list randomization: experimental evidence on the collection of violence data in a cash transfer programme evaluation.” Health Economics (online ahead of print): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hec.3588/full
  • Kilburn K, Prencipe L, Hjelm L, Peterman A, Handa S, Palermo T. (2018). “Examination of Performance of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale Short Form 10 among African Youth in Poor, Rural Households.” BMC Psychiatry, 18:201. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1774-z 
  • De Groot R, Yiryele Kuunyem M, and Palermo T on behalf of the Ghana LEAP 1000 Evaluation Team. (2018). “Child marriage and associated outcomes in Northern Ghana: a cross-sectional study.” BMC Public Health, 18: 285. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5166-6
  • Peterman A, Neijhoft AN, Cook S, Palermo T. (2017). Understanding the linkages between social protection and childhood violence: A review of the evidence. Health Policy and Planning 32(7): 1049-1071. https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/32/7/1049/3748288
  • Hjelm L, de Hoop J, Handa S, Palermo T. (2017). Poverty and perceived stress: Evidence from two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia. Social Science & Medicine, 177: 110-117. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953617300308
  • Peterman A, Pereira AL, Bleck J, Palermo TM and Yount KM (2017). Women's individual asset ownership and experience of intimate partner violence: Evidence from 28 international surveys, American Journal of Public Health, 107(5): 747-755. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303694
  • Behrman J, Peterman A & Palermo T (2017). “Does Keeping Adolescent Girls in School Protect Against Sexual Violence? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from East and Southern Africa. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(2):184-190. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.010
  • De Groot R, Palermo T, Handa S, Ragno LP, Peterman A. (2017). Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: Pathways and Impact. Development Policy Review (online ahead of print). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dpr.12255/abstract