Sania Ashraf

Rare, Center for Behavior & the Environment
Senior Manager, Applied Research Scientist
San Francisco, CA

Sania uses mixed method research techniques to translate theory into feasible and acceptable behavior change interventions. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MPH from Emory University. She also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Bard College.

Prior to joining the BE.Center, Sania’s research focused on global health, childhood infectious diseases, designing, and assessing interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions in low-income settings. Most recently, she worked at the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania to implement and assess a norm-centric sanitation intervention in India.

Sania’s pet behavioral obsession is getting people to mindfully turn off the lights and the faucet when done.