Kathleen “Kat” Peters
Research Administrative Assistant
WASH Certificate Coordinator
Center for Global Safe WASH
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 research staff of the Center for Global Safe Water as the Research Administrative Assistant and the WASH Certificate Coordinator.
**Many additional staff who work at the CGSW are highlighted on the research program websites of their particular faculty mentors and supervisors.**
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.
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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, BSE is pursuing 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.
Sheela Sinharoy, Ph.D is a post-doc in the Environmental Health Department. Sheela’s work focuses on impact evaluations of nutrition-sensitive interventions, with an emphasis on women’s empowerment. She is involved in studies of water and sanitation, household air pollution, and agriculture interventions in low- and middle-income countries, examining pathways of impact on nutrition outcomes.
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.