Stanford Experts

Jenna Davis

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment


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Jenna Davis’ research and teaching are focused at the interface of engineered water supply and sanitation systems and their users in developing countries. With a background in public health, infrastructure planning, and environmental science and engineering, Davis explores questions related to interventions that trigger household investment in water, sanitation, and hygiene improvements; the features of water and sanitation services that users value and why; and the health and economic impacts of improvements in water supply and sanitation. She has conducted field research in more than a dozen countries, including most recently Kenya, Mozambique, and Bangladesh.