Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University Global Water Program
Environmental Health Sciences
615 N. Wolfe Street, E6636
Baltimore , Maryland 21231
Personal website : http://globalwater.jhu.edu/bio/luke_macdonald/
Dr. MacDonald is the Program Manager of the JHU Global Water Program, a multidisciplinary research enterprise that lies at the intersection of engineering, science, policy, and public health. In that role, he helps steer major water related research initiatives at Johns Hopkins University and identifies and creates new opportunities for solving water problems by helping to form interdisciplinary research teams and concepts. In 2011 he co-organized a high-profile workshop at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center (Italy) attended by leading experts in water and related fields, to identify opportunities for accelerating, sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor; the WaterLeader paper, below, is a product of that meeting. His personal research in Environmental Engineering focuses on biogeochemistry and contaminant transport, and his background in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy has developed into an active research program on drinking water issues in developing countries; he has conducted research on drinking water and related public health problems in India, Ghana, and Peru.
EPA STAR Fellowship, 2005-2008 (~5% awarded) Upton Fellowship, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2004-2009 (~4% awarded) New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute Fellowship, 2007-2008 National Waters Research Institute Fellowship, 2007-2008 (~10% awarded) Princeton Environmental Institute, Science Technology and Environmental Policy Fellowship, 2007-2009
drinking water, biogeochemistry, WASH, sanitation, hygiene, science policy, environmental engineering