Mr Ben Tidwell
BS MA MPH
Research Degree Student
in Applied Behavioral Science
I joined Environmental Health Group (EHG) in 2016 to begin work on my PhD. I am a Rotary Global Scholar in Water and Sanitation. I received my MPH from Johns Hopkins in 2010, and I also have an MA in Intercultural Studies (2008) and a BS in Mathematics (2005). I have a diverse background with 9 years of experience working for governments, private companies, and NGOs in both development and relief contexts in the US, UK, Africa, and the Middle East.
I have contributed to the Environmental Health distance learning module on the topic WASH and behavior change.
My PhD research is focused on understanding the drivers of sanitation status in peri-urban Lusaka, Zambia and designing and evaluating a demand-creation RCT to improve on-site sanitation. The project is funded by DFID/SHARE and will incorporate qualitative formative research, scale development, and social network analysis.
I am more generally interested in Applied Behavoral Science, ranging from designing particular programs to quantitative prediction and assessment methods to moving the discipline itself forward.