Dr. Travis Yates

Travis Yates
Contact Info:
Lantagne Group

Tel: 864.438.8307
Fax: 617.627.3994
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Water Diplomacy|IGERT

Part-time Post-doctoral Scholar in Environmental Health
Ph.D. in Environmental Health (2017)
Principal of Yates International Consulting Firm


B.S. Civil Engineering, Clemson University, 2006
M.S. Civil Engineering, Applied Fluid Mechanics, Clemson University, 2009

Research Interest Statement

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming; humanitarian aid; international development; impact evaluation; complex decision making; policy research.

Manuscripts Published

Yates T, Vujcic J, Leandre M, Gallandat K, and Lantagne D (2018). Water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions in outbreak response: a synthesis of evidence. Waterlines 37(1): 5-30.

Yates T, Vujcic J, Leandre M, Gallandat K, and Lantagne D (2018). Efficacy and effectiveness of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions in emergencies in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Waterlines 37(1): 31-65.

Branz A, Levine M, Lehmann L, Bastable A, Ali SI, Kadir K, Yates T, Bloom D, and Lantagne D (2017). Chlorination of drinking water in emergencies: a review of knowledge to develop recommendations for implementation and research needed. Waterlines 36(1): 4-39.

Rayner J, Yates T, Leandre M, and Lantagne D (2016). Sustained effectiveness of automatic chlorinators installed in community-scale water distribution systems during an emergency recovery project in Haiti. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 6(4): 602-612.

Yates T, Lantagne D, Mintz E, and Quick R (2015). The Impact of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions on the Health and Well-Being of People Living With HIV: A Systematic Review. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 68, S318-S330.

Yates T, Armitage E, Lehmann L, Branz A, and Lantagne D (2015). Effectiveness of Chlorine Dispensers in Emergencies: Case Study Results from Haiti, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Senegal. Environ Sci Technol 49(8), 5115-5122.

Research Projects

Assessing the Impacts of Coordination
Sponsor: UNICEF/Geneva

What is the impact of WASH interventions in disease outbreaks in humanitarian emergencies?
Sponsor: Humanitarian Evidence Programme

What is the effectiveness of short term hygiene interventions (such as hand hygiene, water treatment, and waste disposal) conducted in emergency response situations?
Sponsor: 3ie

Evaluation Plan of 'SouthEast Clean Water Project, Haiti'
Sponsor: Child Relief International