Sania Ashraf is a senior research scientist at Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, which leverages behavioral insights and design thinking approaches to tackle some of the most challenging environmental issues. She is trained in mixed-method research with more than 12 years of experience working in low- and middle-income countries.
Her current research focuses on leveraging behavioral insights to drive adoption of climate-positive behaviors. She has experience developing and implementing household- and community-based norm-centric behavior change interventions. She has previously worked in global health studying risk factors for childhood infectious diseases. She has designed and tested social behavior change interventions to improve health outcomes in resource-poor settings. She has a Ph.D. in Global Disease Control and Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and she completed her post-doctoral training at with the Social Norms Group at University of Pennsylvania.