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Amy E. Kirby, Ph.D., MPH

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

Amy Kirby is a Senior Service Fellow in the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC.  She received her BSA in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Buffalo, SUNY, and her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University.  She studies the persistence, fate and transport of antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes in natural and man-made water systems. She is interested in integrating advanced laboratory techniques with field studies to better understand the transmission of waterborne pathogens.