PhD, Columbia University, 2012
My research focuses on the development of community and health facility based intervention approaches for reducing enteric infections through promoting hand washing with soap and water treatment, and identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric pathogens including cholera and shigellosis.
The ultimate objective is to develop effective evidence based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that can be brought to scale to reduce disease burden globally.
North America: Navajo Nation and Strong Heart Study Communities in North and South Dakota; West Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Liberia; East Africa: Tanzania; South Asia: Bangladesh; Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico
Honors and Awards
2014: Delta Omega Society of Public Health, Alpha Chapter
2012: Award for Excellence in Global Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2009-2011: Fulbright Fellowship
2007-2009: Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowship