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Yuta Masuda


Yuta Masuda

Social Scientist

Yuta Masuda is a Policy Scientist in the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Nature Conservancy. His work at the Conservancy investigates the impacts of conservation programs on human well-being, and he has a particular interest in gender, development, institutions, and human health. Yuta’s current work looks at integrating human well-being considerations into conservation programs to better understand their risks and benefits to people. In addition, he is working on research on sustainable development, gender and conservation, technology-assisted data collection, and developing new indicators for human well-being.

Before joining the Conservancy in 2013, Yuta was a graduate student at the University of Washington where he did research on water infrastructure, time use, and gender in Ethiopia. Prior to that, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia and also worked at RTI International as a Health Economics Research Assistant. Yuta has experience working on projects with a range of stakeholders in Africa, Asia, and Central Europe. He has published in a number of economic and policy journals.

He holds a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington.

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Publications

2016

McKinnon, M.C., Cheng, S.H., Dupre, S., Edmond, J., Garside, R., Glew, L., Holland, M.B., Levine, E., Masuda, Y.J., Miller, D.C., Oliveira, I., Revenaz, J., Roe, D., Shamer, S., Wilkie, D., Wongbusarakum, S. & Woodhouse, E. (2016). What are the effects of nature conservation on human well-being? A systematic map of empirical evidence from developing countries. Environmental Evidence, 5. doi: 10.1186/s13750-016-0058-7

Reddy, S.M.W., Montambault, J., Masuda, Y.J., Gneezy, A., Keenan, E., Butler, W., Fisher, J.R.B. & Asah, S.T. (2016). Advancing conservation by understanding and influencing human behavior. Conservation Letters, doi:10.1111/conl.12252

Scharks, T. & Masuda, Y.J. (2016). Don’t discount economic valuation for conservation. Conservation Letters, 9, 3–4.

2015

McKinnon, M.C., Cheng, S.H., Garside, R., Masuda, Y.J. & Miller, D.C. (2015). Sustainability: map the evidence. Nature, 528, 185–187. 

Williams, J.R., Masuda, Y.J. & Tallis, H. (2015). A measure whose time has come: formalizing time poverty. Soc. Indic. Res., 1–19.

2014

Masuda, Y.J. & Scharks, T. (2014). Fauna in decline: a big leap to slavery. Letter in Science, 346, 819.

Tallis, H., et al. Masuda, Y.J. (2014). Working together: a call for inclusive conservation. Nature, 515, 27-28.

2012

Masuda, Y.J., Fortmann, L., Gugerty, M. K., Smith-Nilson, M. and Cook, J. (2012). Pictorial approaches for measuring time use in rural Ethiopia. Social Indicators Research. doi:10.1007/s11205-012-9995-x.

Chaudhri, R., Borriello, G., Lieberg, K., Sodt, R., Chilton, J., Cook, J.H., & Masuda, Y.J. (2012). Sensors and smartphones: tracking water collection in rural Ethiopia. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 11, 15-24.

2010

Cowell, A.J., Brown, J.M., Wedehase, B.J. & Masuda, Y.J. (2010). Costs of using motivational interviewing for problem drinking in the U.S. Air Force. Military Medicine, 175, 1007-1013

Luo, Z., Cowell, A.J., Masuda, Y.J., Novak, S.P. & Johnson, E.O. (2010). Course of major depressive disorder and labor market outcome disruption over three to four years. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 13, 135-149.

2009

Cowell, A.C., Luo, Z., & Masuda, Y.J. (2009). Psychiatric disorders and the labor market: an analysis by disorder profiles. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 12, 3-17.

Yuta Masuda

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