Matthew C Freeman

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Increasing equity of access to point-of-use water treatment products through social marketing and entrepreneurship: a case study in western Kenya
    Matthew C Freeman
    Center for Global Safe Water, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Water Health 7:527-34. 2009
  2. pmc The impact of school water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions on the health of younger siblings of pupils: a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya
    Robert Dreibelbis
    Robert Dreibelbis is with the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Robert Dreibelbis is also with the Hubert Department of Global Health, and Matthew C Freeman, Leslie E Greene, and Shadi Saboori are with the Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Richard Rheingans is with the Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville
    Am J Public Health 104:e91-7. 2014
  3. pmc Impact of regular soap provision to primary schools on hand washing and E. coli hand contamination among pupils in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Shadi Saboori
    Center for Global Safe Water, Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Center for Global Safe Water, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya Department of Global and Environmental Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:698-708. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of sanitation on indicators of fecal exposure along principal transmission pathways: A systematic review
    Gloria D Sclar
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1516 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 219:709-723. 2016
  5. pmc Assessing the impact of a school-based latrine cleaning and handwashing program on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Bethany A Caruso
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 19:1185-97. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Improving service delivery of water, sanitation, and hygiene in primary schools: a cluster-randomized trial in western Kenya
    Kelly T Alexander
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Water Health 11:507-19. 2013
  7. pmc Estimating the Effect of School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvements on Pupil Health Outcomes
    Joshua V Garn
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA bDepartment of Biostatistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and cDepartment of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Epidemiology 27:752-60. 2016
  8. doi request reprint Policy and provision of WASH in schools for children with disabilities: a case study in Malawi and Uganda
    Loida Erhard
    a Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Glob Public Health 8:1000-13. 2013
  9. pmc The impact of a school-based hygiene, water quality and sanitation intervention on soil-transmitted helminth reinfection: a cluster-randomized trial
    Matthew C Freeman
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:875-83. 2013
  10. pmc Assessing the impact of a school-based safe water intervention on household adoption of point-of-use water treatment practices in southern India
    Matthew C Freeman
    Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:370-8. 2011

Collaborators

  • Richard Rheingans
  • Sophie Boisson
  • Thomas Clasen
  • Babette A Brumback
  • Michael R Kramer
  • Jurg Utzinger
  • Jimmy H Kihara
  • Paul M Emerson
  • Leslie E Greene
  • Lorna Fewtrell
  • Jennyfer Wolf
  • Joshua V Garn
  • Kelly T Alexander
  • Robert Dreibelbis
  • David G Addiss
  • Meredith E Stocks
  • Bethany A Caruso
  • Shadi Saboori
  • Victoria Trinies
  • Gloria D Sclar
  • Richard Muga
  • Carolyn D Drews-Botsch
  • Gauthami Penakalapati
  • Alex Mwaki
  • Kate O Medlicott
  • Kate Bohnert
  • Amy E Kirby
  • Philip A Collender
  • Katherine Gass
  • Sarah Yerian
  • Loida Erhard
  • Jérémie Toubkiss
  • Eva A Rehfuess
  • Simon J Brooker
  • Kelly Alexander
  • Malaika Cheney-Coker
  • Collins Okoyo
  • Patrick Brooks
  • Corey L Nagel
  • Timothy L Lash
  • Anna N Chard
  • Dorothy Adhiambo
  • Elses W Simiyu
  • Heather K Amato
  • Howard H Chang
  • Charles S Mwandawiro
  • Evan A Thomas
  • Birgit Nikolay
  • Bekele Abaire
  • Yihenew Tesfaye
  • Justin V Remais
  • Stephanie Ogden
  • Monique Hennink
  • Daniel Kiptugen
  • Danny Haddad
  • Jared Buri
  • Courtney McGuire
  • Joseph Degabriele
  • Betty Ojeny
  • Daniel Akoko
  • Deirdre Naughton
  • Christine L Moe

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. doi request reprint Increasing equity of access to point-of-use water treatment products through social marketing and entrepreneurship: a case study in western Kenya
    Matthew C Freeman
    Center for Global Safe Water, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Water Health 7:527-34. 2009
    ..0, 6.0) were more likely to chlorinate stored water. While this implementation model was associated with good product penetration and use, barriers to access to inexpensive water treatment remained among the very poor and less educated...
  2. pmc The impact of school water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions on the health of younger siblings of pupils: a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya
    Robert Dreibelbis
    Robert Dreibelbis is with the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Robert Dreibelbis is also with the Hubert Department of Global Health, and Matthew C Freeman, Leslie E Greene, and Shadi Saboori are with the Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Richard Rheingans is with the Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville
    Am J Public Health 104:e91-7. 2014
    ..We examined the impact of school water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions on diarrhea-related outcomes among younger siblings of school-going children...
  3. pmc Impact of regular soap provision to primary schools on hand washing and E. coli hand contamination among pupils in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Shadi Saboori
    Center for Global Safe Water, Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Center for Global Safe Water, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya Department of Global and Environmental Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:698-708. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of sanitation on indicators of fecal exposure along principal transmission pathways: A systematic review
    Gloria D Sclar
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1516 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 219:709-723. 2016
    ..Few studies have investigated the impact of sanitation on indicators of transmission, a prerequisite to achieving health gains. This review attempts to summarize the literature to date...
  5. pmc Assessing the impact of a school-based latrine cleaning and handwashing program on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Bethany A Caruso
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 19:1185-97. 2014
    ..We sought to determine whether a low-cost, policy-relevant, environmental-level latrine cleaning intervention could improve latrine cleanliness, increase its use and reduce absenteeism...
  6. doi request reprint Improving service delivery of water, sanitation, and hygiene in primary schools: a cluster-randomized trial in western Kenya
    Kelly T Alexander
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Water Health 11:507-19. 2013
    ..Providing schools with budgets for WASH operational costs improved access to necessary supplies, but did not ensure consistent service delivery to students. Further work is needed to clarify how schools can provide WASH services daily. ..
  7. pmc Estimating the Effect of School Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvements on Pupil Health Outcomes
    Joshua V Garn
    From the aDepartment of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA bDepartment of Biostatistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and cDepartment of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Epidemiology 27:752-60. 2016
    ..The primary goal of this study was to estimate the causal effects of school-level adherence to interventions on pupil diarrhea and soil-transmitted helminth infection...
  8. doi request reprint Policy and provision of WASH in schools for children with disabilities: a case study in Malawi and Uganda
    Loida Erhard
    a Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Glob Public Health 8:1000-13. 2013
    ..However, provision of services and facilities are low and focused primarily on sanitation. ..
  9. pmc The impact of a school-based hygiene, water quality and sanitation intervention on soil-transmitted helminth reinfection: a cluster-randomized trial
    Matthew C Freeman
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu, Kenya University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:875-83. 2013
    ..Provision of school-based sanitation, water quality, and hygiene improvements may reduce reinfection of STHs after school-based deworming, but the magnitude of the effects may be sex- and helminth species-specific...
  10. pmc Assessing the impact of a school-based safe water intervention on household adoption of point-of-use water treatment practices in southern India
    Matthew C Freeman
    Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:370-8. 2011
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  11. pmc Ascaris lumbricoides Infection Following School-Based Deworming in Western Kenya: Assessing the Role of Pupils' School and Home Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Exposures
    Joshua V Garn
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Eastern and Southern Africa Centre of International Parasite Control ESACIPAC, Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Vector borne Disease Control Unit, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 94:1045-54. 2016
    ..18-0.83; P = 0.01). This study contributes to a further understanding of the impact of WaSH on A. lumbricoides infection and shows the importance of accounting for interactions between WaSH technologies and behaviors. ..
  12. pmc The Life-Cycle Costs of School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Access in Kenyan Primary Schools
    Kelly T Alexander
    CARE USA, 151 Ellis St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
    ..These findings demonstrate the need for increases in allocations to schools in Kenya, and stricter guidance on how money should be spent on WASH inputs to enable all schools to provide basic WASH for all students. ..
  13. pmc Factors associated with pupil toilet use in kenyan primary schools
    Joshua V Garn
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health and Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:9694-711. 2014
    ....
  14. pmc Integration of water, sanitation, and hygiene for the prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases: a rationale for inter-sectoral collaboration
    Matthew C Freeman
    Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2439. 2013
    ..We discuss strategic opportunities and ways forward for enhanced collaboration between the WASH and the NTD sectors. ..
  15. pmc Comparing Sanitation Delivery Modalities in Urban Informal Settlement Schools: A Randomized Trial in Nairobi, Kenya
    Kate Bohnert
    Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
    ..The private sector delivery of dry sanitation provided a feasible alternative to the delivery of sewage sanitation in Nairobi informal settlements and might elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa...
  16. doi request reprint The impact of sanitation interventions on latrine coverage and latrine use: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Joshua V Garn
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Hyg Environ Health . 2016
    ..The World Health Organization (WHO) commissioned this review to assess the impact of sanitation on coverage and use, as part of its effort to develop a set of guidelines on sanitation and health...
  17. doi request reprint The impact of a rural sanitation programme on safe disposal of child faeces: a cluster randomised trial in Odisha, India
    Matthew C Freeman
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 110:386-92. 2016
    ..Unsafe disposal of child faeces is persistent and may lead to considerable impact on the health of young children. Research is limited on the impact of sanitation or hygiene interventions to improve child faeces disposal practices...
  18. pmc The Impact of a School-Based Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program on Absenteeism, Diarrhea, and Respiratory Infection: A Matched-Control Trial in Mali
    Victoria Trinies
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 94:1418-25. 2016
    ..Higher absence rates are less likely attributable to the intervention than the result of an imbalance in unobserved confounders between study groups. ..
  19. doi request reprint Governance and functionality of community water schemes in rural Ethiopia
    Kelly T Alexander
    Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Int J Public Health 60:977-86. 2015
    ..A key challenge for achieving universal water access in Sub-Saharan Africa is poor sustainability of water schemes. Previous studies have posited factors that may lead to failed schemes; however, empirical data are lacking...
  20. pmc The Effect of Hygiene-Based Lymphedema Management in Lymphatic Filariasis-Endemic Areas: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Meredith E Stocks
    Children Without Worms, Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9:e0004171. 2015
    ..Scaling up of MMDP has been slow, in part because of a lack of consensus about the effectiveness of recommended hygiene-based interventions for clinical lymphedema...
  21. pmc Effect of water, sanitation, and hygiene on the prevention of trachoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Meredith E Stocks
    Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America International Trachoma Initiative, Taskforce for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Med 11:e1001605. 2014
    ..Our objective was to systematically review the literature and conduct meta-analyses where possible to report the effects of WASH conditions on trachoma and identify research gaps...
  22. doi request reprint The Role of Adherence on the Impact of a School-Based Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Intervention in Mali
    Joshua V Garn
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg . 2017
    ..These results indicate that a comprehensive WASH intervention and a focus on increasing adherence may help maximize the health effects of school WASH programs, but that WASH alone might not be sufficient to decrease pupils' absenteeism...
  23. pmc Interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene for preventing soil-transmitted helminth infection
    Matthew C Freeman
    Environmental Health, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Atlanta, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2016
    ..This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the effectiveness of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to prevent soil-transmitted helminth infection...
  24. pmc Methods for Quantification of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Environmental Media: Current Techniques and Recent Advances
    Philip A Collender
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trends Parasitol 31:625-39. 2015
    ..Recent innovations in the use of automated image identification and developments in molecular genetic assays offer considerable promise for improving quantification and viability assessment. ..
  25. doi request reprint The role of women in water management and conflict resolution in Marsabit, Kenya
    Sarah Yerian
    Department of Environmental Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, CNR 2027, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA
    Environ Manage 54:1320-30. 2014
    ..Promoting culturally appropriate ways to involve women in water management, rather than merely increasing the percentage of women on water committee, may reduce conflicts and increase women's access to domestic water supplies...
  26. pmc Exploring the relationship between access to water, sanitation and hygiene and soil-transmitted helminth infection: a demonstration of two recursive partitioning tools
    Katherine Gass
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2945. 2014
    ..Traditional epidemiological approaches are not well-suited for assessing the complex and highly correlated relationships commonly seen in WASH...
  27. doi request reprint Hygiene and health: systematic review of handwashing practices worldwide and update of health effects
    Matthew C Freeman
    Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 19:906-16. 2014
    ..To estimate the global prevalence of handwashing with soap and derive a pooled estimate of the effect of hygiene on diarrhoeal diseases, based on a systematic search of the literature...
  28. doi request reprint Assessing the impact of a school-based water treatment, hygiene and sanitation programme on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial
    Matthew C Freeman
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Center for Global Safe Water, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 17:380-91. 2012
    ..We conducted a cluster-randomized trial of school-based WASH on pupil absence in Nyanza Province, Kenya, from 2007 to 2008...