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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
    Environmental Health

     

Core Investigators
  • Michael Beach, Ph.D.

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

  • 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
    Department of Environmental Health
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Julie Clennon Ph.D., M.Sc.

    Instructor
    Department of Environmental Sciences
    Emory University

  • Matthew C. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH

    Associate 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

  • Renuka Kapoor, Ph.D., MPH

    Assistant 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, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor

    Hubert Department of Global Health
    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

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 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

  • 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

    (update in progress)

     

    Kathleen “Kat” Peters
    WASH Certificate Coordinator
    Research Administrative Assistant

    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 as the Research Administrative Assistant and is the WASH Certificate 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 currently highlighted on the research program websites of their particular faculty mentors and supervisors.Stay tuned for a new page soon! **

  • 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

    This page is being updated, so stay tuned.

    Marta Diez-Valcarce BVSc., MSc. has a PhD in molecular biology and microbiology of enteric viruses. Her main research interests are molecular epidemiology and evolution of calicivirus as a cause of acute gastroenteritis globally. She holds a B in Veterinary Sciences and a Master in Sciences from University of Leon, Spain. She is currently working in several birth cohort studies aiming to understand the natural history of infection of calicivirus in infants during their first years of life.

    Simone Rosenblum, MS is a doctoral candidate in the joint Ph.D. program in public policy at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Her research interests are health policy, knowledge diffusion, and organizational theory. Currently, she is collaborating with the Freeman Research Group on the Vaccine Exemplars project, seeking to understand the role of information and evidence in the development of vaccine policies in low- and middle-income countries.

    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, MSPH is pursuing 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.

    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.

    Darcy Anderson, MPH is a doctoral student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She collaborates with the Freeman Research Group on qualitative research exploring innovation and quality improvement in rural WASH programs in Nepal.

    Anna Chard, MPH is pursuing her Ph.D in Environmental Health Sciences. Her research interests include the impact of school WASH improvements and WASH education on student health and behaviors, and sustainable solutions to increase community WASH access.

    Miranda Delahoy, Ph.D, MSPH has a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in diarrheal disease, environmental epidemiology, and the seasonality of infectious diseases. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Politics from Oberlin College and a MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology with a graduate certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene from Emory University. She is interested in WASH epidemiology and pathways of fecal exposure.

    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.

    Frederica (Freddy) Lamar, MSPH is pursuing an Ph.D in Environmental Health Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of WASH and Behaviro 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

    Elizabeth Sawjewski, Ph.D., BSE. received her Ph.D in Environmental Health Sciences, She is interested in the environmental drivers of infectious disease, with particular interest in the dynamics of enteric and waterborne pathogens.

    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.

     

     

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