Valerie Curtis

A reader in hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Valerie Curtis is the director of the hygiene center, a multidisciplinary group dedicated to improving hygiene, sanitation, and water worldwide. Her early work involved a study of diarrheal disease and a trial of the effectiveness of hygiene promotion in Burkina Faso. She researches evolutionary approaches to behavior change and has recently used disgust in campaigns to improve handwashing and other behavior related to public health.

view counter
view counter

Recent Stories

Striations in teeth reveal the pace of life.

A major coffee pest relies on bacteria in its gut to metabolize caffeine.

The offspring of coral exposed to harsh conditions may be better prepared to deal with climate change.

How honey bees pass on immunity to their young.