Research by Assistant Professor Graham and Recent Graduates is Published

Assistant Professor Jay Graham and four recent Global Environmental Health Master of Public Health graduates had their work published in September 2014. 

Ending Open Defecation in Rural Tanzania: Which Factors Facilitate Latrine Adoption?, which Dr. Graham coauthored with Stephen Sara, was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  The research focuses on barriers and drivers to latrine adoption in Tanzania, where diarrheal diseases account for 7% of deaths in children under five years of age. Improving sanitation is an essential step towards reducing these deaths, according to the paper.   

Research that Dr. Graham conducted with Rachel Sigler and Lyana Mahmoudi, Analysis of behavioral change techniques in community-led total sanitation programs, was published in Health Promotion International.  The research provides important insights into CLTS programs that are now in place in an estimated 66 countries worldwide. Many countries have adopted this approach as their main strategy for scaling up rural sanitation coverage, and the new research indicates that a wide range of activities, which often go beyond standard CLTS activities, are conducted across the different programs.

Jordan Teague was the lead author of Multiple-Use Water Services: Toward a Nutrition-Sensitive Approach, a report published by USAID and SPRING. Multiple-use water services (MUS) is a participatory, integrated approach to water management that supports both agricultural production and domestic activities at or near the home. One of its principle strengths is that it overcomes traditional barriers between the domestic and productive water sectors.