Leslie Hodel is Associate Director of Research of the Energy & Environment Lab, providing oversight across the lab’s research projects, staff, and partnerships. Leslie has over 15 years of experience managing applied research, impact evaluations, and data monitoring efforts around the world. Her work has largely focused on environmental health issues such as water, sanitation, air quality, food security, and occupational hazards.
In her former role as Technical Director at Social Impact (SI), she provided technical leadership on a portfolio of evaluations across diverse sectors, methodologies, and countries. Her work included an impact evaluation of a household stove subsidy intervention aimed at improving air quality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; an urban water sector governance evaluation in India; and other projects in Malawi, Ghana, Madagascar, Vietnam, and elsewhere. She also served as Chair of SI’s Institutional Review Board. Prior to this, she was Senior Research Program Manager at Emory University’s Center for Global Safe Water, where she led or managed several applied water, sanitation, and hygiene research projects, including a randomized control trial of a school intervention in Kenya.
Leslie holds a BA in Anthropology and International Development Studies from the Illinois Wesleyan University and an MPH in Global Environmental Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.