Jay Graham, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.

Jay Graham, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.

Jay Graham is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Department of Global Health.

  • Phone: 202.994.2392
  • Fax: 202.994.0011
  • Email: jgraham@gwu.edu
  • Office Address:
    950 New Hampshire Avenue
    413 - Floor 4
    Washington, DC 20052

A global environmental health specialist, Dr. Graham's focus on international water supply, sanitation and hygiene development has had him working in a variety of countries, including: Benin, Bolivia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, Senegal, Venezuela and Zambia. He has more than 10 years of experience focusing on: program design, policy development, monitoring and evaluation, community participation, program management and sustainability issues. Dr. Graham worked for five years on the US-México border developing, managing and evaluating environmental health research and outreach projects conducted mainly in informal settlements of Ciudad Juárez, MX. Between 2008 and 2011, he served as the lead technical advisor on sanitation and indoor air quality for the Environmental Health Team within the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Bachelor of Science (Biology), University of Arkansas, 1994
Master of Public Health (Environmental Health), University of Texas Health Science Center, 2000
Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Health Engineering), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007


PubH 6128: Global Environmental and Occupational Health


Dr. Graham is currently conducting an analysis of the environmental and health impacts associated with pit latrines.

Community Service

Dr. Graham is currently providing technical assistance to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in their efforts to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in Haiti. He also serves as peer reviewer for the journals Environmental Research, Environmental Science & Technology and the Journal of Water and Health.


  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Global Environmental Health
  • Indoor Air Pollution
  • Program Evaluation
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions