Faculty Directory and Research Interests
Nanotoxicology. Lead poisoning. Climate change and health. The impacts of conservation programs and policies on indigenous populations. Community-based approaches to addressing environmental health problems.
Development of methods for detection of viruses and bacteria in water and food. Environmental surveillance for viruses. Market prevalence of foodborne pathogens. Recovery of bacterial and viruses from surfaces. Freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Viruses of anaerobic digesters. Microbiological quality of produce. Irrigation and produce wash water quality. Bioaerosol sampling. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). Health and environmental co-benefits of adaptive responses to climate impacts. Infection control. Indicators of fecal contamination. Comparative adsorption of enteric viruses in soil and groundwater. Phage ecology. Survival and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms. Impact of CAFOs on microbiological quality of water, soil, and vegetation. Alternative methods of water and wastewater disinfection. Surface disinfection. Biosafety. Mathematical models for exposure assessment. Policy implications of infectious agents. Poliovirus eradication.
Zoonotic infectious disease. Whole genome approach to infections. Diseases of animal workers. Microbiome sharing between humans, animals and the environment. Emerging infectious disease. Antimicrobial resistance. Animal sentinels of environmental health hazards. One Health. Noise and hearing loss.
Community food systems; Regional food systems; Food equity; Community ownership; Food systems analysis; School food; Community engaged scholarship