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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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! **
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.