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
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