International Affairs

Eileen Stillwaggon

Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences & Professor of Economics - Retired




Campus Box 0391


339 Carlisle St.
Room 108
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD American University
University of Cambridge
BS Georgetown University

Academic Focus

Health Impact of Poverty and Economic Crisis, Economics of HIV/AIDS in Africa and Latin America

Eileen Stillwaggon is Professor of Economics and Benjamin Franklin Professor of Arts and Sciences. She was educated at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, and the Department of Economics at American University. As a development economist, she approaches complex emergencies and chronic needs in the context in which people live and work. Author of AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty (Oxford University Press), Stillwaggon has written extensively on HIV/AIDS in developing nations for scholarly journals, including the Journal of the International AIDS Society, Development and Change, Feminist Economics, South African Journal of Economics, and popular media.

Stillwaggon also wrote Stunted Lives, Stagnant Economies: Poverty, Disease, and Underdevelopment (Rutgers University Press) about the interaction of poor health and poverty, based on years of research and her work in informal settlements and public clinics and hospitals in Argentina. She has taught at universities in Tanzania, Ecuador, and Argentina and conducted research in many countries in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, and Eastern Europe.

Stillwaggon is an elected Councilor of the Committee on Global Health, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is also Secretary of the International AIDS Economics Network and a member of the Editorial Board of AIDS Care and PLoS One. Her current work involves modeling the costs and benefits of interventions to prevent infections and injuries from congenital toxoplasmosis (in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases) and congenital Chagas disease and to alleviate disability from lymphatic filariasis and other diseases (in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Trends in Parasitology, and other venues).