Staff

Maryann Delea, PhD, MPH    Postdoctoral Researcher:  Maryann is a social epidemiologist who combines theory with epidemiological methods to elucidate relationships between socio-structural factors and health and development outcomes. She is particularly interested in leveraging such evidence to design effective programming and policy solutions.

Maryann Delea, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Researcher: Maryann is a social epidemiologist who combines theory with epidemiological methods to elucidate relationships between socio-structural factors and health and development outcomes. She is particularly interested in leveraging such evidence to design effective programming and policy solutions.

Bonheur Dounebaine, MD, MPH    Public Health Program Associate:  Bonheur has professional experience working in developing countries on diseases surveillance, HIV/AIDS, immunization/polio eradication programs with several international institutions including the World Health Organization. He currently works on Vaccine Exemplars project.

Bonheur Dounebaine, MD, MPH

Public Health Program Associate: Bonheur has professional experience working in developing countries on diseases surveillance, HIV/AIDS, immunization/polio eradication programs with several international institutions including the World Health Organization. He currently works on Vaccine Exemplars project.

Anna Ellis, MDP    Research Projects Manager:  Anna conducted mixed methods research in the Philippines while working on the Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools project with UNICEF. She currently leads the THRIVE project.

Anna Ellis, MDP

Research Projects Manager: Anna conducted mixed methods research in the Philippines while working on the Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools project with UNICEF. She currently leads the THRIVE project.

Kyra Hester, MPH    Research Coordinator:  Kyra has a background in epidemiology specializing in vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. She currently coordinates the Vaccine Exemplars project.

Kyra Hester, MPH

Research Coordinator: Kyra has a background in epidemiology specializing in vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. She currently coordinates the Vaccine Exemplars project.

Joana Falcao, MPH    Research Coordinator:  Joana has many years of experience working in Mozambique and elsewhere on the implementation, management, and evaluation of various public health programs and research projects. She currently leads the PAASIM study in Beira, Mozambique.

Joana Falcao, MPH

Research Coordinator: Joana has many years of experience working in Mozambique and elsewhere on the implementation, management, and evaluation of various public health programs and research projects. She currently leads the PAASIM study in Beira, Mozambique.

Katie Micek, MPH    Public Health Program Associate:  Katie has a background in global health, neglected tropical diseases, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. She currently works on the Vaccine Exemplars project, and the Synergy II award within the Network for Evaluation and Implementation Science.

Katie Micek, MPH

Public Health Program Associate: Katie has a background in global health, neglected tropical diseases, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. She currently works on the Vaccine Exemplars project, and the Synergy II award within the Network for Evaluation and Implementation Science.

Zoë Sakas, MPH    Public Health Program Associate:  Zoë has a background in environmental health, behavior change, and qualitative methods. She has experience working on household air pollution interventions in East Africa and is passionate about investigating challenges and opportunities associated with sustained and equitable use of health programs. She is currently conducting qualitative research to assess rural sanitation service delivery programs in conjunction with SNV.

Zoë Sakas, MPH

Public Health Program Associate: Zoë has a background in environmental health, behavior change, and qualitative methods. She has experience working on household air pollution interventions in East Africa and is passionate about investigating challenges and opportunities associated with sustained and equitable use of health programs. She is currently conducting qualitative research to assess rural sanitation service delivery programs in conjunction with SNV.

Jedidiah Snyder, MPH    Senior Research Specialist:  Jedidiah is an environmental engineer and public health professional with a passion for international development – particularly programs focused on water, sanitation and hygiene in schools.

Jedidiah Snyder, MPH

Senior Research Specialist: Jedidiah is an environmental engineer and public health professional with a passion for international development – particularly programs focused on water, sanitation and hygiene in schools.

Mulat Woreta, BA, PGD    Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Specialist:  Mulat is an experienced professional of field research. He is applying these skills as a monitoring and evaluation officer on the group's Ethiopia behavioral change trial.

Mulat Woreta, BA, PGD

Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Specialist: Mulat is an experienced professional of field research. He is applying these skills as a monitoring and evaluation officer on the group's Ethiopia behavioral change trial.

Melkamu Tagele Zegeye, MPH    Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Consultant:  Melkamu has a passion for public health programs targeting hard to reach populations. Recently, he has managed projects focusing on HIV treatment, care, and prevention as well as expanding mobile medical services to rural areas.

Melkamu Tagele Zegeye, MPH

Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Consultant: Melkamu has a passion for public health programs targeting hard to reach populations. Recently, he has managed projects focusing on HIV treatment, care, and prevention as well as expanding mobile medical services to rural areas.

Kassahun Zewudie, MPH    Senior Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Specialist:  Kassahun has diverse experience in managing public health projects and works as the Ethiopian research team coordinator.

Kassahun Zewudie, MPH

Senior Community Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Specialist: Kassahun has diverse experience in managing public health projects and works as the Ethiopian research team coordinator.

 

PhD Students/Candidates

Anna Chard, MPH    PhD Candidate:  Anna is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. Her research interests include the impact of school WASH improvements and WASH education on student health and behaviors, and sustainable solutions to increase community WASH access.

Anna Chard, MPH

PhD Candidate: Anna is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. Her research interests include the impact of school WASH improvements and WASH education on student health and behaviors, and sustainable solutions to increase community WASH access.

Frederica (Freddy) Lamar, MSPH    PhD Student:  Freddy is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of WASH and behavior change interventions in low and middle income countries. She is working on formative research in Mozambique exploring childhood exposure to chicken feces and opportunities for interventions.

Frederica (Freddy) Lamar, MSPH

PhD Student: Freddy is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of WASH and behavior change interventions in low and middle income countries. She is working on formative research in Mozambique exploring childhood exposure to chicken feces and opportunities for interventions.

Elizabeth Sajewski, BSE    PhD Student:  Elizabeth is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the environmental drivers of infectious disease, with particular interest in the dynamics of enteric and waterborne pathogens.

Elizabeth Sajewski, BSE

PhD Student: Elizabeth is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the environmental drivers of infectious disease, with particular interest in the dynamics of enteric and waterborne pathogens.

Graduate Students

Chin-En (King) Ai    Graduate Research Assistant:  King is currently pursuing an MPH in Environmental Health at Rollins with a focus on WASH and Infectious disease. He was a science and health educator at an elementary school in Taiwan and taught food safety, sex education, and infectious disease prevention. His focus area is infectious disease and vaccine research.

Chin-En (King) Ai

Graduate Research Assistant: King is currently pursuing an MPH in Environmental Health at Rollins with a focus on WASH and Infectious disease. He was a science and health educator at an elementary school in Taiwan and taught food safety, sex education, and infectious disease prevention. His focus area is infectious disease and vaccine research.

Tina Braccio    Graduate Research Assistant:  Tina is pursuing an MPH in Global Health at Rollins. She is currently working on qualitative data collection to understand barriers and facilitators for uptake of an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion behavior change intervention among caregivers in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Tina Braccio

Graduate Research Assistant: Tina is pursuing an MPH in Global Health at Rollins. She is currently working on qualitative data collection to understand barriers and facilitators for uptake of an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion behavior change intervention among caregivers in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Lauren Harper    Graduate Research Assistant:  Lauren is pursuing an MDP with a concentration in GlobalHealth. She will be working in Nepal on the Vaccination Exemplars program this summer.

Lauren Harper

Graduate Research Assistant: Lauren is pursuing an MDP with a concentration in GlobalHealth. She will be working in Nepal on the Vaccination Exemplars program this summer.

Rachel Jackson    Graduate Research Assistant:  Rachel is pursuing an MPH at Rollins with concentration on infectious diseases and certificate in WASH. She has spent time in Cambodia, Peru, and the Dominican Republic working on community education, and will be interning with IRC WASH in The Hague this summer.

Rachel Jackson

Graduate Research Assistant: Rachel is pursuing an MPH at Rollins with concentration on infectious diseases and certificate in WASH. She has spent time in Cambodia, Peru, and the Dominican Republic working on community education, and will be interning with IRC WASH in The Hague this summer.

Azmeh Khan    Graduate Research Assistant:  Azmeh is pursuing an MPH in Global Environmental Health at Rollins with a concentration on infectious diseases and certificate in WASH. Over the summer, she is interning with IRC WASH in The Hague to examine WASH systems and how different elements of the WASH system may support or hinder progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Azmeh Khan

Graduate Research Assistant: Azmeh is pursuing an MPH in Global Environmental Health at Rollins with a concentration on infectious diseases and certificate in WASH. Over the summer, she is interning with IRC WASH in The Hague to examine WASH systems and how different elements of the WASH system may support or hinder progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Morgan Lane    Graduate Research Assistant:  Morgan is pursuing an MPH in Global Health at Rollins with a focus in infectious diseases and certificates in WASH and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. Over the summer, she is interning with IRC WASH in The Hague conducting research on WASH systems and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Morgan Lane

Graduate Research Assistant: Morgan is pursuing an MPH in Global Health at Rollins with a focus in infectious diseases and certificates in WASH and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. Over the summer, she is interning with IRC WASH in The Hague conducting research on WASH systems and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Graeme Prentice-Mott    Graduate Research Assistant:  Graeme is pursuing an MSPH in Environmental Epidemiology at Rollins. He is working on the SWASH project in Kenya to assist in the development of guidelines which outline how schools can procure, monitor and maintain private sector sanitation.

Graeme Prentice-Mott

Graduate Research Assistant: Graeme is pursuing an MSPH in Environmental Epidemiology at Rollins. He is working on the SWASH project in Kenya to assist in the development of guidelines which outline how schools can procure, monitor and maintain private sector sanitation.

Shaiana Oliveira    Graduate Research Assistant:  Shaiana is pursuing an MPH in Global Environmental Health and certificate in WASH. She is interested in the intersction of WASH and maternal and child health, focused on reducing child mortality. She is working in Mozambique to understand the impact of poor animal feces management and its possible impact on child health.

Shaiana Oliveira

Graduate Research Assistant: Shaiana is pursuing an MPH in Global Environmental Health and certificate in WASH. She is interested in the intersction of WASH and maternal and child health, focused on reducing child mortality. She is working in Mozambique to understand the impact of poor animal feces management and its possible impact on child health.

Ashlin Rakhra    Graduate Research Assistant:  Ashlin is pursuing an MPH in Global Health. Over the summer, she is assisting in quarterly monitoring data collection for an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion behavior change intervention in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Ashlin Rakhra

Graduate Research Assistant: Ashlin is pursuing an MPH in Global Health. Over the summer, she is assisting in quarterly monitoring data collection for an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion behavior change intervention in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Allison Wray    Graduate Research Assistant:  Allison is pursuing an MPH in behavioral science and health education with research interests in gender disparities and vulnerable populations. She currently works as a research assistant on the Vaccine Exemplars Project, supporting the collection of quantitative and qualitative data.

Allison Wray

Graduate Research Assistant: Allison is pursuing an MPH in behavioral science and health education with research interests in gender disparities and vulnerable populations. She currently works as a research assistant on the Vaccine Exemplars Project, supporting the collection of quantitative and qualitative data.