Sohail Agha

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
BA Anthropology, Yale University, 1989





Sohail Agha, PhD, is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past 20+ years, Dr. Agha has straddled academia and practice to evaluate and improve the application of behavior change interventions in public health programs. He has conducted evaluations of behavior change interventions in HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, and in maternal and child health. He has conducted these evaluations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia while working with academic institutions and implementing organizations. At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sohail’s role has been to increase the effective application of behavioral science theory and practice to development projects. Sohail is extremely interested in introducing continuous learning approaches in public health and in furthering the application of models of behavior change that can be easily understood and widely adopted by development generalists. Sohail obtained a Bachelors in Anthropology from Yale University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Population Dynamics from Johns Hopkins University in 1996.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Randomised experimental evaluation of a social media campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria.
(2024 May 24)
J Glob Health 14(): 05018
Evans WD, Bingenheimer JB, Long MW, Ndiaye K, Donati D, Rao NM, Akaba S, Agha S

Behavioral Insights from Vaccine Adoption in Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Survey Findings.
(2024 Feb 26)
Interact J Med Res 13(): e47817
Agha S, Nsofor I, Bernard D, Francis S, Rao N

Development and Assessment of a Six-Item Index to Gauge Motivation to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination.
(2023 Dec 20)
Vaccines (Basel) 12(1):
Pedersen B, Thompson G, Kouakou AY, Mujinga M, Nicholes S, Martinez A, Agha S, Thanel K, Ouattara ML, Gbeke D, Burke HM

Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptance among Caregivers in Nigeria: A Fogg Behavior Model-Based Approach.
(2024 Jan 13)
Vaccines (Basel) 12(1):
Agha S, Bernard D, Francis S, Fareed A, Nsofor I

Adaptive Interventions to Promote Change in the 21st Century: The Responsive Feedback Approach.
(2023 Dec 18)
Glob Health Sci Pract 11(Suppl 2):
Viswanath K, Agha S

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