Jeff co-leads the Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) program, a 5-year, $19 million grant to Aquaya from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). REAL-Water strives to improve the evidence base for policies and interventions that will increase access to safe, affordable, and sustainable rural water services across the developing world. He previously led efforts on the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships for Learning and Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project, overseeing the design and execution of Aquaya’s research outputs and coordination with partners.
Jeff has extensive research experience spanning water, sanitation, and hygiene service delivery and water resources management. Prior to co-founding Aquaya with Ranjiv Khush in 2005, he was a science and technology policy fellow (sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He held joint appointments as a lecturer in the Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies departments at Brown University between 2002 and 2004.
Jeff holds PhD and MS degrees from Yale University and a BA from Brown University.