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Who Created the WISE Scales?

HWISE & BWISE Collaborators

Led by Sera Young, the HWISE and BWISE scales were built with the help of more than 50 scholars and practitioners across many disciplines, institutions, and time zones. Many of these went on to join our HWISE-Research Coordination Network, funded by the National Science Foundation. We are also grateful to the scores of enumerators, technical leads, and funders, including IMMANA, the National Institutes of Health, and many of our respective universities.

A group of about 25 people posing for a photo at HWISE Scale development meeting at Northwestern University in August 2017

HWISE Scale development meeting at Northwestern University in August 2017

HWISE Site PIs and Analytic Team

Site PIs

  • Dr. Sera Young, Northwestern University, Anthropology & Global Health, Lead PI
  • Dr. Wendy Jepson, Texas A&M University, Geography, Co-I, Study Site: Torreón, Mexico; Pecém, Brasil
  • Dr. Roseanne Schuster, Arizona State University, Nutrition, Anthropology, & Global Health, Co-I, Study Sites: Kathmandu, Nepal; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Acatenango, Guatemala
  • Dr. Amber Wutich, Arizona State University, Anthropology & Global Health, Co-I, Study Sites: Kathmandu, Nepal; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Acatenango, Guatemala
  • Dr. Ellis Adams, Georgia State University, Geography, Co-I, Study Site: Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Dr. Farooq Ahmed, University of Washington, Anthropology, Co-I, Study Site: Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Mobolanle Balogun, University of Lagos, Global Health & Medicine, Site PI, Study Site: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr. Michael Boivin, Michigan State University, Psychiatry & Global Health, Co-I, Study Site: Kahemba, DRC
  • Kelly Chapman, University of Florida, Anthropology & Global Health, Co-I, Study Site: Gressier & Léogâne, Haiti
  • Dr. Stroma Cole , University of the West of England, Geography, International DevelopmentCo-I, Study Site: Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
  • Dr. Patrick CortbaouiMcGill University, Engineering
  • Dr. Matthew Freeman, Emory University, Site PI, Environmental Health, Study Site: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Hala Ghattas, American University of Beirut, Nutrition & Global Health, Co-I, Study Site: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr. Ashley Hagaman, UNC-Chapel Hill, Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dr. Nicola Hawley, Yale School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Site PI, Study Site: Upolu, Samoa
  • Zeina Jamaluddine, American University of Beirut, Nutrition, Site PI, Study Site: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Luisa Figueroa, McGill University, Site PI, Study Site: Chiquimula, Guatemala
  • Dr. Kenneth Maes, Oregon State University, Anthropology & Global Health, Co-I, Study Site: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Jyoti Mathad, Weill Cornell Medicine, Medicine & Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Pune, India
  • Dr. Jonathan Maupin, Arizona State University, Anthropology & Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Acatenango, Guatemala
  • Patrick Mbullo Owuor, Pamoja Community-Based Organization, Anthropology & Global Health, Co-I, Study Site: Kisumu, Kenya
  • Monet Niesluchowski, Arizona State University, Anthropology & Political Science, Site PI, Study Site: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Dr. Amber Pearson, Michigan State University, Geography, Co-I, Study Sites: Mérida, Mexico and Arua, Uganda
  • Dr. Sabrina Rasheed, icddr,b, Nutrition, Site PI, Study Site: Bangladesh
  • Dr. Asher Rosinger, Pennsylvania State University, Biobehavioral Health and Anthropology, Co-I, Study Site: San Borja, Bolivia
  • Dr. Vicky Santoso, Cornell University, Nutrition & Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Singida, Tanzania
  • Sonali Srivastava, Anode Governance Lab, Development, Co-I, Study Site: Rajasthan, India
  • Dr. Chad Staddon, University of the West of England, Geography, Development, Engineering, Co-I, Study Site: Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
  • Dr. Justin Stoler, University of Miami, Geography, Co-I, Study Site: Accra, Ghana
  • Dr. Yihenew Tesfaye, Oregon State University, Anthropology & Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Alex Trowell, University of Amsterdam, International Development, Site PI, Study Site: Kampala, Uganda
  • Dr. Desire Tshala-Katumbay, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Neurology & Global Health, Site PI, Study Site: Kahemba, DRC
  • Dr. Raymond Tutu, Delaware State University, Geography, Site PI, Study Site: Accra, Ghana
  • Dr. Cassandra Workman, Workman Consulting, Social Sciences, Site PI, Study Site: Morogoro, Tanzania

Analytic Team

  • Dr. Godfred Boateng, Northwestern University, Anthropology, Post-Doc, Analytic Team
  • Dr. Edward Frongillo, University of South Carolina, Global Health, Analytic Team
  • Dr. Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, McGill University, Nutrition, Analytic Team
  • Dr. Tor Neilands, UCSF, Psychology & Global Health, Analytic Team
  • Joshua Miller, Northwestern University, Anthropology, Study Coordinator, Analytic Team, Study Site: Kisumu, Kenya
  • Shalean Collins, Northwestern University, Anthropology, Study Coordinator and Analytic Team, Study Sites: Lagos, Nigeria; Honda, Colombia; Kisumu, Kenya
  • Julia Yeam, Northwestern University, Anthropology & Global Health, Undergraduate, Analytic Team

IWISE Scale Collaborators

Data collection for the IWISE Scale is the product of a consortium between UNESCO, Gallup, and Northwestern University. Analyses are being led by Hilary Bethancourt, Edward Frongillo, and Sera Young. Funding comes from Northwestern University and the Carnegie Corporation.

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