Sohail Agha

Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

For the past 20+ years, Sohail 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's in Anthropology from Yale University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Population Dynamics from Johns Hopkins University in 1996.