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Dirt, Disgust, and Desire: Hand-washing and Health in Developing Countries
March 5, 2009
Dr. Val Curtis, Reader in Hygiene and Director of the Hygiene Center, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr. Curtis is an anthropologist and epidemiologist who is also trained in engineering. Her current research involves the health effects of hand-washing and the effectiveness of different approaches to changing hygiene behavior, including consumer marketing.

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