Rupali Limaye, PhD, MPH

Director, Behavioral and Implementation Science
Rupali J. Limaye, PhD, MPH, MA, is Director, Behavioral and Implementation Science for IVAC and a full-time faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the Departments of International Health, Epidemiology, and Health, Behavior and Society. She also serves as the Associate Director for Behavioral Research at the Institute for Vaccine Safety. Dr. Limaye is a social and behavioral scientist and health communication scholar. Her mixed-method work examines how various influences affect health behavior and how to leverage those influences to affect positive behavior change. She also studies how health information can best be communicated to individuals in different contexts and through different channels.
In her 15 years of working in global health, she has worked in more than 20 countries, on topics including immunization, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and alcohol, and teaches classes on health behavior change and persuasive communication. Rupali holds a BA in political science and a BS in journalism/advertising from the University of Kansas, an MA in US foreign policy and an MPH in global health from The George Washington University, and a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.