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Below is a list of our partners and key members of our center.

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  • CDC Partner

    CDC is a Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • CARE Partner

    CARE is one of the world's largest private

  • Georgia Tech Partner

    The Georgia Institute of Technology is a

  • Carter Center Partner

    The Carter Center is a non-profit policy

  • Christine L. Moe, Ph.D. Director & Chair

    Center for Global Safe WASH, Director
    Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water &
    Sanitation, Hubert Department of Global Health

     

  • Thomas F. Clasen, J.D., Ph.D. Chair

    Rose Salamone Gangarosa Professor of Sanitation &
    Safe Water
    Environmental Health

     

Core Investigators
  • Michael Beach, Ph.D.

    Deputy Division Director Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Joe Brown, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental Engineering
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech

  • Kelly Callahan, MPH

    Director, Trachoma Control Program
    The Carter Center Health Programs
    The Carter Center

  • Thomas F. Clasen, J.D., Ph.D.

    Rose Salamone Gangarosa Professor of
    Sanitation & Safe Water
    Department of Environmental Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Julie Clennon, Ph.D.

    Research Instructor
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Matthew C. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Matthew Gribble, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Environmental Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

     

  • Monique Hennink, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Amy E. Kirby, Ph.D., MPH

    Senior Service Fellow Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Juan Leon, Ph.D., MPH

    Associate Professor
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Karen Levy, Ph.D., MPH

    Assistant Professor
    Environmental Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Christine L. Moe, Ph.D.

    Christine L. Moe, Ph.D.
    Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water & Sanitation
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Joanne A. McGriff, MD, MPH

    Associate Director, CGSW
    Research Assistant Professor
    Rollins School of Public Health
    Emory University

  • Ashutosh Wadhwa, BVSc, MVSc, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
    Hubert Department of Global Health
    Rollins School of Public Health.

Affiliated Investigators
  • Kelly Alexander Senior Learning and Influencing Advisor, Water+ team

    CARE

  • Jonathon Colton Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Industrial Design and of International Affairs

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Paul Emerson Director, International Trachoma Initiative

    Taskforce for Global Health

  • Jessica Fairley Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health

    Emory School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health

  • Katie Gass Director of Research, NTD Support Center

    Taskforce for Global Health

  • Rick Gelting Environmental Engineer, Environmental Health Services Branch of NCEH

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Mindy Goldstein Director, Tuner Environmental Law Clinic and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

    Emory Law School

  • Craig Hadley Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies Department of Anthropology

    Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

  • Tom Handzel Epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Health

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Vince Hill Team Lead, Water Sanitation, and Hygiene Laboratory Team Division of Foodborne Waterborne, and Environmental Disease Branch (NCEZID)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Ciannat Howett Director and Adjunct Professor, Sustainability Initiatives

    Emory University and Emory Healthcare

  • Kostas Kostantinidis Carlton S Wilder Associate Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and School of Biological Sciences (Adjunct)

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Peter Little Professor, Department Chair and Director Department of Anthropology

    Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

  • Ben Lopman Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology

    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

  • Mia Mattioli Domestic Activity Lead, Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Eric Mintz Medical Epidemiologist and Director, Enteric Disease Branch, Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • David Nugent Professor and Director, Department of Anthropology, Masters in Development Practice Program

    Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

  • Paulina A Rebolledo Esteinou Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Emory University, School of Medicine

  • Uttam Kumar Saha Public Service Associate (Associate Professor) and Program Coordinator, Feed and Environmental Water Laboratory, The University of Georgia Extension

    The University of Georgia

  • Andi L. Shane Interim Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor

    Emory University, School of Medicine

  • Leticia S. Sonon Director Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL)

    The University of Georgia

  • Christine Stauber Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health

    Georgia State University

  • Rob Quick Medical Epidemiologist Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Ethell Vereen Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

    Morehouse University

  • Jonathan Yoder Deputy Branch Cheif, Water Preparedness and Response Coordinator, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fellows & Students
  • Kathleen “Kat” Peters
    Research Administrive Assistant
    Center for Global Safe Water

    Kathleen Peters has more than 20 years of experience working in the public, private and academic sectors. She has been working in public health since 2000 and at the Rollins School of Public Health since 2007. She began working in public health at the DeKalb County Board of Health’s Center for Public Health Preparedness (2000-2006). While there, she worked with faculty and staff at the Rollins School of Public Health in the SORT program (Student Outreach and Response Team) which introduced public health students to local public health practice, including local emergency preparedness and response. The SORT program has since been adopted by RSPH and is now the Student Outbreak and Response Team. She also helped develop the DeKalb-Fulton Bioterrorism Response Plan, the “Local Heroes” public health social marketing program, assisted in the Hurricane Katrina refugee response at Dobbins AFB, and managed logistics for mock public health emergency exercises (EOCs). After leaving DCBOH, she worked with the Flour Fortification Initiative at Emory University, a global network of public, private and civic partners working to improve micronutrient malnutrition through fortification of staple foods. She currently supports the faculty and staff of the Center for Global Safe Water as the Research Administrative Assistant and serves as the main point of contact for Center and Wash Certificate Program inquiries

    **Many additional staff work at the CGSW on research projects highlighted on the research program websites of particular faculty members.**

  • Fellows and Students

     

    CGSW Fellows include the doctoral and post-doctoral trainees working with CGSW Faculty.  Their biographies and research interests are listed below. There are also many undergraduate and masters students working on research projects with CGSW Faculty.  For more information about CGSW students, please click here.

    David Berendes received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from Emory University in August, 2016. He is a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Joe Brown at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he manages a study on vaccine efficacy in urban Maputo, Mozambique and investigates links between environmental improvements in sanitation and antimicrobial resistance in enteric organisms.

    Bethany Caruso is a post-doctoral fellow and a Research Manager for a WASH in schools program for girls supported by a joint collaboration between Emory and UNICEF (WinS4Girls). Broadly, Bethany is interested in the intersection between Women’s Health and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in developing countries. Specifically, she hopes to focus her doctoral work on how adolescent girls manage menstruation given their social, cultural, and natural environments, and how menstrual management may influence their behaviors and developmental (educational, economic, social) outcomes.

    Miranda Delahoy is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Health Department. She is interested in WASH epidemiology and pathways of fecal exposure.

    Josh Garn, Ph.D. is completing a post-doctoral research project in Environmental Health.  He studies the role of adherence in school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, and is currently working on projects in Kenya and Mali. His dissertation chair was Dr. Matthew Freeman.

    Debbie Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Health Department. She works on investigating the mechanisms of fate and transport of Salmonella in the environment and how these issues relate to produce safety and irrigation water quality in southern Georgia. Her advisor is Dr. Karen Levy.

    Heather Reese is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Health Sciences Department.  She currently works on assessing the impact of a combined water and sanitation intervention in rural India on diarrheal diseases, environmental enteropathy, and microbial contamination of the environment.  Her dissertation advisor is Dr. Tom Clasen.

    Jeticia Sistrunk is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Levy lab. She earned her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she studied enterotoxigenic E. coli genomics and transcriptomics. She is interested in incorporating microbial ecology and global epidemiology towards the development of effective interventions against diarrheal diseases.

    Sheela Selin Sinharoy is a PhD student in the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program. She researches determinants of child undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries, including the effects of enteric infections on growth.  Her advisor is Dr. Reynaldo Martorell.

    Shanon Smith is a Public Health Program Associate in the Environmental Health Department working with Dr. Karen Levy. She received her MPH in Global Epidemiology from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She was the 2017 recipient of the Eugene J. Gangarosa Award for Outstanding Service in the International Arena with her work on diarrheal diseases and the impact of water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income countries of South America.  Her interests are centered around environmental determinants of infectious diseases with a focus on climate change and enteric pathogens.

    Naser Titu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He works on chemical contamination of drinking water and the impact of WASH interventions on human health.

     

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