Maria Elena Figueroa
Technical Lead, WASH
Maria Elena Figueroa is an associate scientist in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she teaches a graduate seminar on Health Communication. She is also director of the Global Program on Water and Hygiene, and was the longtime director of the Research and Evaluation Division at CCP. Over the past 15 years, Maria Elena has contributed to the field of applied communication for behavior change on health and development through research conducted in numerous countries.
Her current work focuses on the understanding of ecological, household and individual factors affecting hygiene behavior and household water treatment. As director for the Global Program on Water and Hygiene, Maria Elena provides technical expertise in these areas to CCP research and programs and to the larger community working on these issues.