Yoshika has a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She combines methods from environmental engineering and public health to study safe water and sanitation, with a focus on South Asia. In particular, she is interested in implications for gender equity and improvements in maternal, neonatal, and child health. Her previous work has included developing and adapting low-cost chlorination technologies for in-line water treatment at community water collection points in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, she is exploring evidence-based ways to provide access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in non-household settings, particularly schools and healthcare facilities, as countries plan ways to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for universal access to water and sanitation.
- Differences in Field Effectiveness and Adoption between a Novel Automated Chlorination System and Household Manual Chlorination of Drinking Water in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Field trial of an automated batch chlorinator system at shared water points in an urban community of Dhaka, Bangladesh