Val Curtis

Director of the Environmental Health Group at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Valerie Curtis is Director of the Hygiene Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where she teaches design of disease control programs as well as tropical environmental health. Val is trained in engineering, epidemiology and anthropology. Her research focuses on a behaviour-centred design, which couples behavioural theory with marketing practices to improve health-related behaviour. She has helped to develop and test successful hand washing programs in Africa and Asia and is now working on improving infant feeding, diarrhoea control and sanitation-related behaviour. Val helped found the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing with Soap and advises public and private sector organisations on behaviour change. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.


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