Cost Effectiveness Tools


Haixia Bian


Haixia currently provides data analytics and web development support for the FAQR supply chain optimization and cost-effectiveness activities. She is interested in utilizing data science techniques to contribute to the area of food and health. She recently earned a master's degree in Data Analytics Engineering from Northeastern University and holds a bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining the FAQR team, Haixia worked as a test development engineer in the field of medical devices.

The Cost-Effectiveness Work Stream’s main objective is to maximize available funds when allocating scarce resources for international nutrition programming.  The Food Assistance Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Specialized Nutritious Foods (FACET4SNF) to Support Programming Decisions was developed with the goal to support evidence-informed cost-effective decision-making.  

Justin Hackett


Justin holds a Masters in Global Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Humanitarian Health from Northwestern University and a Global Nutrition Programming Certificate from Tufts University. He is a former Boren Fellow where he conducted research on the role of cash transfer programs as a method to combat child malnutrition in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Justin has spent significant time in the Middle East and East Africa working on humanitarian health issues for a wide variety of institutions. He will be entering the fall cohort in the Food and Nutrition Policy Program.