- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); environmental microbiology; behavior change; environmental science; global public health
Attitudes towards municipal tap water
Many people have varied feelings about drinking tap water, especially after the events in Flint, Michigan. A student could survey people from all over their city to understand their attitudes towards city tap water. They could also collect some demographic data to see what factors may correlate with different attitudes. Do people in a certain neighborhood think alike? Do people who drink well water have different attitudes about city water? Do women have different attitudes than men? Does family income correlate with attitudes? A student would also learn to develop a good samples frame, design non-biased survey questions, and have the opportunity to analyze local data!