Dr. Anoop Jain is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Stanford Program on Water, Health and Development. He received his PhD of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. His research focuses on elucidating the possible social determinants of toilet ownership and use in India. In addition to his academic focus on sanitation issues in India, Anoop is also the founding director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI), a non-profit that improves access to toilets and safe drinking water throughout rural India.
Anoop has received several awards for his efforts to improve WASH outcomes in India. For example, he received the Global Citizen Award in 2014, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016, and received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian award in 2017. His work with SHRI has also been featured on MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC World News.