Ph.D., Environmental Management and Policy
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Science in Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Plan II Honors Program)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas
Mattioli, M.C., A.B. Boehm, J. Davis; A. Harris, M. Mrisho, and A.J. Pickering. 2013. Enteric pathogens in stored drinking water and on caregiver's hands in Tanzanian households with and without reported cases of child diarrhea. PLOS One 9(1): e84939. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084939.
A. R. Harris, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Mechanisms of post-supply contamination of drinking water in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Journal of Water & Health 11(3):543-54. doi: 10.2166/wh.2013.023.
J. Laramee and J. Davis. 2013. “Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of domestic bio-digesters: Evidence from Arusha, Tanzania.” Energy for Sustainable Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2013.02.001.
Mattioli, M.C., A. J. Pickering, R. Gilsdorf, J. Davis, A. B. Boehm. 2013. Hands and water as vectors of diarrheal pathogens in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 355-363.
Marks, S., K. Onda, K., and Davis, J. 2012. "Does sense of ownership matter for rural water system sustainability? Evidence from Kenya," In press at Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development.
Pickering, A., Julian, T., Marks, S., Mattioli, M., Boehm, A., Schwab, K., and Davis, J, 2012. "Fecal contamination and diarrheal pathogens on surfaces and in soils among Tanzanian households with and without improved sanitation," In press at Environmental Science & Technology.
Marks, S. and Davis, J. 2012. “Does user participation lead to sense of ownership for rural water systems? Evidence from Kenya.” In press at World Development.
A. Pickering and J. Davis. 2012. “Freshwater availability affects child health in sub-Saharan Africa.” Environmental Science & Technology. doi: 10.1021/es203177v.
V. Zuin, L. Ortolano, M. Alvarinho, K. Russel, A. Thebo, O. Muximpua, and J. Davis. 2011. “Water resale to neighbors in Maputo, Mozambique: costs, service quality, and user satisfaction.” Journal of Water and Health, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 773-784. doi:10.2166/wh.2011.031.
N. Badowski, C. Castro, M. Montgomery, A. Pickering, S. Mamuya, and J. Davis. 2011. "Understanding Household Behavioral Risk Factors for Diarrheal Disease in Dar es Salaam: A Photovoice Community Assessment." Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Vol. 2011(130467). doi:10.1155/2011/130467.
Characklis , G., Adriaens, P., Braden, J., Davis, J. Hamilton, B., Hughes, J.; Small, M., & Wolfe, J. 2011. “Increasing the Role of Economics in Environmental Research (or moving beyond the mindset that Economics = Accounting).” Environmental Science & Technology 45(15): 6235–6236.
A. Pickering, Jennifer Davis, Alexandria B. Boehm. “Efficacy of alcohol-based hand sanitizer on hands soiled with dirt and cooking oil.” 2011. Journal of Water & Health 9(3): 429-433. doi:10.2166/wh.2011.138
H. Schaffer-Boudet, D.C. Jayasundera, and J. Davis. 2011. “Drivers of conflict in global infrastructure projects: Experience from the water and pipeline sectors.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 137, (7): 498-511. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000333.
J. Davis, A. Boehm, A. Pickering, K. Rogers, and S. Mamuya. 2011. “The effects of informational interventions on household water management, hygiene behaviors, stored drinking water quality, and hand contamination in peri-urban Tanzania.” American Journal of Tropical Hygiene & Medicine 84(2): 184-191. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0126.
A. Pickering, T. Julian, A. Boehm, J. Davis. 2010. Bacterial hand contamination among Tanzanian mothers varies temporally and following household activities. Tropical Medicine & International Health. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02677.x.
A. J. Pickering, J. Davis, S. P. Walters, H. M. Horak, D. P. Keymer, D. Mushi, R. Strickfaden, J. S. Chynoweth, J. Liu, A. Blum, K. Rogers, A. B. Boehm. 2010. Hands, water, and health: fecal contamination in Tanzanian communities with improved, non-networked water supplies. Environmental Science & Technology DOI: 10.1021/es903524m.
A. J. Pickering, A. B. Boehm, Mathew Mwanjali, J. Davis. 2010. Efficacy of waterless hand hygiene as compared to handwashing with soap: A field study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82, 270-278.
D. McAdam, H. Schafer, J. Davis, R. Orr. 2009. "Site fights: Explaining variation in opposition to pipeline projects in the developing world.” Environmental Politics 18(2): 307-308.
Whittington, D., J. Davis, L. Prokopy, K. Komives, R. Thorsten, H. Lukacs. 2009. “How well is the demand-driven, community management model for rural water supply systems doing? Evidence from Bolivia, Peru, and Ghana,” Water Policy 11: 696-718.
Davis, J., G. White, S. Damodaron, and R. Thorsten. “Improving access to water supply and sanitation in urban India: microfinance for water and sanitation infrastructure development,” Water Science & Technology 58(4): 887-891 (2008).
Davis, J, H. Luckas, M. Jeuland, B. Soto, G. Lizarraga. “Sustaining the benefits of rural water supply investments: Experience from Bolivia,” Water Resources Research 44, W12427, doi:10.1029/2007WR006550 (2008).
Davis, J., “Private-sector Participation in the Water and Sanitation Sector,” Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 30, pp. 1-39, (2005).
Davis, J., and Whittington, D., “Challenges for Water Sector Reform in Transition Economies,” Water Policy Vol. 6 (4): 1-15 (2004).
Davis, J., “Corruption in Public Services: Experience from South Asia’s Water and Sanitation Sector,” World Development, Vol. 32 (1), pp. 53-71 (2003).
Davis, J., “Scaling Up Slum Upgrading Efforts: Where are the Bottlenecks?” International Development Planning Review, Vol. 26 (3), pp. 301-319 (2003).
Davis, J., “Assessing Community Preferences for Development Initiatives: Are Willingness-to-pay Studies Robust to Mode Effects?” World Development, Vol. 32 (4), pp. 655-672 (2002).
Davis, J., Kang, A., Vincent, J., and Whittington, D., “How Important is Improved Water Infrastructure to Microenterprises? Evidence from Uganda,” World Development Vol. 29 (10), pp. 1753-1767 (2001).
L. Steinbaum, S. Njenga, J. Kihara, A. Boehm, J. Davis, C. Null, and A. J. Pickering. 2016. Soil-transmitted helminth eggs are present in soil at multiple locations within households in rural Kenya. PLOS ONE 11(6): e0157780. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157780.
L.H. Kwong, A. Ercumen, A.J. Pickering, L. Unicomb, J. Davis, and S.P. Luby. 2016. Hand- and Object-Mouthing of Rural Bangladeshi Children 3–18 Months Old. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(6), 563; doi:10.3390/ijerph13060563.
N. Amin, Y. Crider, L. Unicomb, K. Das, P. Gope, Z. Mahmud, M. Islam, J. Davis, S. Luby, and A. Pickering. 2016. Field trial of an automated batch chlorinator system at shared water points in an urban community of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Accepted at Journal of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Development.
K. Russel, S. Tilmans, S. Kramer, R. Sklar, D. Tillias, and J. Davis. 2015. User perceptions of and willingness to pay for household container-based sanitation services: experience from Cap Haitien, Haiti. Environment and Urbanization 27(2): 525-540. doi: 10.1177/0956247815596522.
"Cleaning Poop From Drinking Water | Engineer is" Video Story by Lauren Farrar for QUEST on Jul 30, 2015From NPR station KQED: A new device cleans drinking water at a manual hand pump, without using electricity. Stanford researchers develop a better, easier, cheaper way to clean water at the source.
"Sanitation Solution for Urban Slums Gets National Recognition," Stanford Woods Institute, October 2014.
"Studies from Stanford University reveal new findings on energy and sustainable development," Vertical News, July 2013.
"Distance to water source affects child health," JAMA 307(11), 2012.
The world needs more toilets! (CNN op-ed), November, 2011, CNN Opinion.
Hand-washing improves quality of stored water. Article from ANI, Asian News International, May 6, 2010, reprinted in The Times of India.
Promoting Public Health: Hand washing really helps stop spread of disease. A podcast based on report published in Environ. Sci. Technol., 2010, 44 (9), pp 3267–3272
Capitol Hill briefing on new University WASH Initiative, March 3, 2010 Prominent university and college leaders working on international water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues participated in a congressional briefing on a new University WASH Initiative on March 3, 2010, in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Presentations featured the variety of ways in which U.S. colleges and universities are already addressing the global WASH crisis and highlighted how their role can be enhanced, especially through a new informal WASH collaboration among American institutions of higher education. The presentations and briefing were open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, and interested members of the public.
"Stanford researchers seek low-cost solutions to Africa's sanitation crisis" Article in print and online editions of the Stanford Report, April 22, 2009.
"Empowering African women reduces childhood disease", Fall 2009 Program in Human Biology Newsletter
"646 Very Personal Questions", November 2008. Cover story of the Stanford Alumni Association magazine, Stanford, Nov./ Dec. 2008. This is about Jenna Davis' work. Also, page 4, Editor Kevin Cool's comment: "her work is nothing short of heroic."
"Global effort to provide poorest with basic sanitation slow going", March, 2007, Maria Jose Vinas
"Earth, Woods and water", Fall 2006, L.A. Cicero
Conducted research in Bangeldash, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Honduras, India, Indonesia (Java, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Bali, and Lombok), Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and Zambia.
Supervised students carrying out research in Bangladesh, Panama, Senegal, Vietnam, Zambia, and Bangladesh.