Rajiv Rimal, PhD, MA


​Areas of Expertise:

Women’s health, Nutrition, Social and behavior change, Implementation research, Social norms, Adolescent health, Anemia, Dietary supplements, Formative evaluation, and Program evaluation.

Dr. Rajiv Rimal is the Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the Principal Investigator of the CROWN Project. He received his doctoral degree from Stanford University in Health Communication in 1995. He has over 25 years’ experience in global social and behavior change interventions with an emphasis on social norms and gender norms. His theoretical perspective on social norms has been used to design and implement interventions on a variety of topics, including violence against women in public transportation systems (in Mexico), reduction of anemia among women of reproductive age (India), safe driving among adolescents (Serbia), improvement of clinical services (Nepal), promotion of vaccination (India), and reduction in college student alcohol consumption (United States).