RCN Members

Jam Farooq Ahmed, Research Associate, Durham University. Research Coordinator HWISE, Northwestern University.  Research interests: Medical and nutritional anthropology, socio-cultural, maternal child malnutrition, global health, development. Website

Christopher M. Bacon, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University. Research interests: food systems, livelihood vulnerability, food and water security, Central America. Website

Mobolanle Balogun, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos. Research interests: Maternal and child health, infectious diseases, public health, global health. Website

Melissa Beresford, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University. Research interests: Political economy & economic anthropology, water & resource inequality, entrepreneurship, diverse economies. Website

Elijah Bisung, Ph.D.,  Senior Associate, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology of Health Studies, Queen’s University. Research interests: environmental collective action, health equity, environmental stress and psychosocial health, community based participatory research, health systems resilience to climate change, and safe water and sanitation interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Website

Godfred Boateng, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology; Program in Global Health, Northwestern University. Website

Genny Carrillo, MD, ScD, MPH, MSPH,  Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University. Research interests: Asthma, house safety, healthy homes and children, environmental health. Website

Kelly S. Chapman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida.
Research interests: Vaginal illness, health, water, hygiene

Neetu Choudhary, Ph.D., Independent Researcher.
Research interests: Food security, nutrition, water, gender. Website

Stroma Cole, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England (UWE). Research interests: Gender, tourism, water, human rights. Website

Shalean Collins, currently PeaceCorps Volunteer (Morrocco), and previous HWISE researcher, Northwestern University

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs, UNC- Chapel Hill. Research interests: Indigenous peoples, Andes, community governance, informal economies . Website

Flavia Bonolo Dantas, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University. Research interests: Water governance, climate

Shiloh Deitz, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography, King’s College London. Research interests: Spatial analysis, infrastructural inequality, water insecurity, social inequality. Website and Research Website

Matthew Freeman, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Health; Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health; Emory University. Research interests: Infectious disease, implementation science, impact evaluation, WASH. Website and Research Website

Shannon Galvin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Clinical Activities and Training Center for Global Health, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Research interests: HIV, global health, infectious diseases, community health. Website

Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Rhode Island. Research interests: ecology, cognitive science, and ecological economics. Website

Adryane Gorayeb, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Universidade Federal Do Ceará. Research interests: Social Cartography, wind energy impacts, environmental planning and management with a focus on river basins. Website

Ashley K Hagaman, MPH, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Carolina Population Center at the, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research interests: Global mental health, suicide, and health systems interventions. Website

Zeina Jamaluddine, MPH, American University of Beirut

Alex Loftus, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, King’s College London. Research interests: Political ecology, water security and insecurity, right to water, urban infrastructures. Website

Kenneth Maes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, Oregon State University. Research interests: Global health systems, community health labor, food and water insecurity, mental health. Website

Melanie Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington. Research interests: growth and development, breastfeeding and lactation, reproductive ecology, community based participatory research. Website

Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Ph.D., Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security, McGill University School of Nutrition. Website

Oliva Molden, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Oregon. Research interests: Household water insecurity, qualitative research, South Asia, environmental change. Website

Javier Morán Martínez, Ph.D., Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila. Research interests: Molecular cell biology, genetics, toxicology, reproductive health. Website

Tor Neilands, Ph.D., Department of Medicine at UCSF, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California San Francisco. Website

Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ph.D., Assistant Public Administration Division, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). Research interests: Water insecurity, toilet insecurity, bottled water, polycentric governance. Website

Benjamin J. Pauli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Science, Kettering University. Research interests: Water activism, infrastructure, expertise. Website

Asher Y. Rosinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health and Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University. Research interests: Water and dietary intake and hydration status, Water insecurity, Environmental and lifestyle transitions, Stress. Website

Sameer H. Shah, Ph.D. Candidate, The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The University of British Columbia. Research interests: Agriculture, livelihoods, water access, institutions. Website

Sonali Srivastava, Founder, Anode Governance Lab. Research interests: Governance, Local, Organisation Development. Website

Andrea K. Sullivan, Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography,  University of Miami. Research interests: Environmental Policy, WASH/Waste Management, Human Development, Global Health.

Yihenew Tesfaye, Ph.D. Candidate, Oregon State University. Research interests: Medical anthropology & public health, water insecurity, water sanitation and hygiene, community health workers. Website

Patrick Thomson, Lead Researcher, Smith School of Enterprise; Water Programme, University of Oxford. Research interests: Groundwater, water security, SmartPumps. Website

Yaffa Truelove, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado. Research interests: Everyday water governance, gender and water, embodied approaches to water (in)security, cities of the global South. Website

Felipe Uribe, Ph.D., Professor and Investigador in the Department of Estudios de Población at El Colegio del Frontera Norte. Website

Claudia Valeggia, Ph.D., Professor, Yale University. Research interests: reproductive ecology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal and child health, health of indigenous populations Website

Nicole Wilson, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Research interests: Water governance, Indigenous studies, Environmental change, Arctic Studies