Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

William Lodge

PhD Candidate, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Health Equity Research


William Lodge II is a doctoral student in the Department of Behavioral and Social Health Sciences at Brown University. His primary research interest is the role of community health workers and their interpersonal/psychosocial relationship in delivering quality HIV care to sexual minority communities in India. He is also interested in cost-effectiveness analysis, understanding/assessing vaccine hesitancy, and broadly behavioral intervention design and evaluation in South Asia. Before Brown, he worked several years at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School on a range of research projects such as knowledge and attitudes on polio immunization, Ebola, and Zika viruses; quality of surgical care, and cost-effectiveness of a national immunization program in India. While his work has primarily been focused in South Asia, he has also worked on projects in Tanzania, Somalia, Guinea Bissau, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the United States. William holds an MSc in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in English Literature and South Asian studies from Brandeis University.