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People Overview

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

Current Job Opportunities
  • 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
    Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

     

Core Investigators
  • Kelly Callahan, MPH

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

  • Bethany Caruso, Ph.D., MPH

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

  • Thomas F. Clasen, J.D., Ph.D.

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

  • Julie Clennon Ph.D., M.Sc.

    Instructor
    Department of Environmental Sciences
    Emory University

  • Jonny Crocker, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor

    Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Matthew C. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH

    Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health
    Gangarosa 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

  • Pengbo Liu, Ph.D., MPH

    Assistant Professor

    Hubert Department of Global 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, M.D., MPH

    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Assistant Research Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

    Rollins School of Public Health

    Emory University

  • Elizabeth  Rogawski McQuade

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Epidemiology

    Rollins School of Public Health

    Emory University

  • Sheela Sinharoy, Ph.D., MPH

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

  • Marlene K. Wolfe, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

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

    CARE

  • Lisa Casanova Associate Professor, Director of Environmental Health

    Georgia State University

  • 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 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

  • Jen Murphy WASH Laboratory Team Lead and Principal Investigator of the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch

    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

  • Gouthami Rao Environmental Microbiologist

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 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

  • Christine Stauber Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health

    Georgia State University

  • Parmi Suchdev Associate Director, Global Health Institute / Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics

    Emory 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
  • Office and Research Staff

     

     

    Kathleen “Kat” Peters
    WASH Certificate Program Coordinator
    Research Administrative Assistant, CGSW

    Kat Peters has more than 25 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 currently supports the faculty and research staff of the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as the Research Administrative Assistant. She is also the WASH Certificate Program Coordinator. Please contact her at kpeter5@emory.edu if you are a currently matriculating or future RSPH student and would like information about the WASH Certificate Program or would like more information about the CGSW.

    CGSW research staff are highlighted on the research program websites of their particular faculty mentors and supervisors.

  • Doctoral and Post-doctoral 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

    Sabrina Haque, MPH is a pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in impact evaluation, policy, and implementation science of poverty reduction and development programs in low- and middle-income countries. She currently works on applying implementation science theory and methods to water, sanitation, and hygiene research and leads an evaluation on the delivery of household water filters in rural Rwanda.

    Frederica (Freddy) Lamar, PhD, MSPH passed her dissertation defense and was awarded a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of WASH and behavior change interventions in low and middle income countries. She is working on formative research in Mozambique exploring childhood exposure to chicken feces and opportunities for interventions. Dissertation title: ChickFlows in Maputo, Mozambique: High-risk Behaviors, Management Practices, and Pathways for Childhood Exposure to Enteropathogens from Chickens.

    Freddy will be transitioning to the FIRST program at Emory as part of her postdoctoral training.

    April Ballard, MPH is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health in the context of WASH among rural and vulnerable populations. She is currently working on a study in Northern coastal Ecuador to understand sociobehavioral and environmental determinants of child exposure to animals and animal feces, and the impact on the gut microbiome. Dissertation title: Sociobehavioral and Environmental Determinants of Child Exposure to Animals along an Urban-Rural Gradient in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador.

    Sydney Hubbard is pursuing a Ph.D in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in water and sanitation in urban and peri-urban settings in resource-limited countries. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Dayton and a MPH in Epidemiology from Emory. She is currently working with Dr. Karen Levy on a study that examines the impact of household drinking water quality on the gut microbiome of infants in Peru.

    Julia Sobolik, MS, MPH is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences with interests in food safety, enteric diseases, and environmental microbiology in both domestic and international settings. She is particularly interested in norovirus exposure pathways in the agricultural farm environment and interventions that reduce infection risk for fresh produce consumers.

    Hemali Oza, MS is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in how to quantify climate resilience and how resilience intersects with WaSH, nutrition, and agriculture. She is currently working with Revitalizing Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) to measure resilience in the context of urban Indonesia and Fiji. Hemali is also working with CARE to identify ways to assess outcome resilience and sustainability of the ongoing Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA), Titukulane, in Malawi.

    Courtney Victor, MPH is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in improving environmental exposure assessment in WaSH research using multiple methodological approaches (i.e., laboratory analysis and infectious disease modeling).

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