Sarah Durry, MDP
Public Heatlh Program Associate
Sarah is a public health and development professional with 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and development. She has been with the SaniPath study at the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University for 3 years and during that time has coordinated applied field research and has led training on field and laboratory methods in India, Senegal, and Uganda. Prior to that, Sarah worked at the intersection of WASH and One Health in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Sarah also has experience in business development and community outreach. Sarah began her career in nonprofits working as Development Manager for Cool Girls Inc., where she raised funds for programming through grant writing and fundraising events. She has also worked with Women in Technology, bringing together multiple stakeholders to encourage women and girls to stay in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines. Additionally, she serves on the board of Together Woman Rise Dining, a national community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality, for which she also served as Atlanta chapter lead for 5 years. Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Clayton State University and a Masters in Development Practice from Emory University.
Suraja Raj, MPH
Public Health Program Associate, Sr.
Suraja is a public health and development professional with 10 years of experience in strategic planning, project management, supervision, and designing and implementing applied research in international settings. She has been with the SaniPath study at the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University for 8 years and during that time led the development of the SaniPath Tool platform that guides users through the SaniPath methodology and can collect and manage data, and auto generate results and reports. Suraja has strong technical expertise in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene, monitoring and evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative data collection. She has extensive field experience and has led training on the SaniPath methodology and managed field teams in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Additionally, she has worked on environmental surveillance for enteric fever in India and studies of on-site sanitation in Bangladesh. Prior to her work on SaniPath, Suraja worked in the areas of neglected tropical diseases, One Health, diabetes, and nutrition.Prior to moving to Atlanta, Suraja worked for the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System on a research project using molecular laboratory techniques to look at differential gene expression in chronic kidney acidosis patients to improve treatment and quality of care for patients. In addition, Suraja worked on marketing and public relations for a social media startup in Los Angeles, Hyphos, Inc., that aims to fulfill the Internet’s potential to make the world smaller, and to drive collaboration and change through an innovative online platform that connects people with similar interests. During her MPH program, Suraja worked on a project with the CGSW, the Emory Global Health Institute, and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) in Rwanda, where she identified opportunities for DFGFI’s Ecosystem Health Community Development Program to bridge human health and conservation and analyzed data for their helminth deworming program. Suraja received her BS in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MPH in Global Health from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Yuke (Andrew) Wang, MSPH
Yuke Wang is a Sr. biostatistician at the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University and doctoral student at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Georgia State University. Yuke’s research focuses primarily on the mathematical and statistical modeling for infectious disease transmission, multi-pathway microbial exposure assessment, and strategic sampling design for wastewater surveillance.
Prior to joining the CGSW, Andrew worked on a fly health project, which was funded by Boeing Company, focusing on the transmission of infectious diseases during the flight. Andrew received his BS in Food Science and Technology in South China University of Technology and his MSPH in Biostatistics from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Habib Yakubu, MSPH
Public Health Program Associate, Sr.
Habib is a public health and development professional with over 12 years of experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene, environmental health, program and partner management, training, and stakeholder engagement and knowledge translation for policy. He has been with the SaniPath team at the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University for 10 years, since the inception of the project and lead the formative exposure assessment in Ghana,helped develop and pilot the SaniPath Tool, lead trainings in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, in particular the establishment of a West African training hub, and spearheaded advocacy and knowledge translation efforts in Ghana. His research interests are in water and sanitation in developing countries.
Prior to SaniPath he worked in Uganda and Mozambique on developing qualitative and quantitative data collection methods for characterizing microbial drinking water quality and evaluated a Community-Led Total Sanitation program in Ghana. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of MedPlus Connect, a nonprofit that connects recovered and donated medical supplies to underserved health systems in developing countries. Habib received his MSPH in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, and his B.Sc in Chemistry in 2001 from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He received his MSPH in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, and his B.Sc in Chemistry in 2001 from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana.