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Jenna Davis

Jenna Davis

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment
PhD, Environmental Management and Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

About

Jennifer (“Jenna”) Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, both of Stanford University. Professor Davis’ research and teaching is focused at the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users in developing countries. With a background in public health, infrastructure planning, and environmental science and engineering, Davis explores questions related to interventions that trigger household investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene improvements; the features of water and sanitation services that users value and why; and the health and economic impacts of improvements in water supply and sanitation. She has conducted field research in more than a dozen countries, including most recently Kenya, Mozambique, and Bangladesh. Over the past five years, approximately 25 graduate students and post-docs have obtained training in the field with Davis's projects.