Shaon Lahiri

PPE Fellow (2022-2024)
375 Claudia Cohen Hall

PhD in Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health, The George Washington University (2022)
MPH in Global Health Stream, Imperial College London (2014)

Research Interests: 

I am a social and behavioral scientist, trained in the fields of psychology and public health. I study social processes across a number of behaviors that impact health, such as modern contraceptive use, intimate partner violence, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis use, and tobacco consumption. My focus is on the measurement, conceptualization, and influence of social norms across a variety of behavioral contexts. In particular, I am interested in the dynamics of social norms change, and how such changes manifest in multiple socioecological levels across diverse sociopolitical structures and institutions. I focus on bridging theories of behavior change with a range of rigorous quantitative approaches. Methodologically, I am most interested in latent variable methods for longitudinal data (traditional structural equation models and growth models), Bayesian regression (especially using informative priors), and meta-analytic methods.

Courses Taught: 
  • Research in PPE: Research Transparency, Reproducibility and Basic Data Analysis in R
  • Psychology Capstone: Unpacking the Black Box: Tackling Big Issues in Social and Behavioral Science Interventions
  • Psychology Capstone: Theories of Behavior Change
  • Psychology Capstone: Social Norms, Networks, and Influence