Deirdre Dingman, DrPH, MPH, CHES
Handwashing Works Principal Investigator
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Public Health, Temple University
About: In 2013, Dr.Dingman completed her DrPH at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro focused on multi-level strategies for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. She completed my work with a strong foundation in behavior change theory and was awarded a position as post-doctoral fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program at Temple University. At PHLR, She conducted policy and law research related to major public health issues (e.g., tobacco control, heart disease and stroke prevention, mental health, vaccine compliance), and was mentored by experts in law and policy, survey research, natural experiments, and robust statistical methods. Currently, Dr. Dingman is responsible for teaching program planning and evaluation methods to public health students.
Fun Fact: When not teaching, Dr. Dingman can be found playing Pickleball in Chestnut Hill (that’s a fun racket sport, in case you didn’t know).
Role in this project: The principal investigator and evaluator. Dr.Dinman will be evaluating the children to ensure that the Handwashing study is consistent to achieve accurate results.
As the principal investigator, Dr. Dingman will coordinate data collection and analysis in order to test the effect of the handwashing program on improving knowledge, behavior and absentee rates.
Best known for: The evaluation expert