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Christopher D. Heaney,

Director, Johns Hopkins Environmental Health Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (EHMIL)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Overview

Environmental epidemiology

Occupational and environmental health

Infectious diseases

Water and health

Global climate change

Community-based participatory research

Honors and Awards

W.K. Kellogg Health Scholar - Community Track, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2009-2011

Steve Wing International Academic Environmental Justice Award

Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Honor Society

Environmental epidemiology

Occupational and environmental health

Infectious diseases

Water and health

Global climate change

Community-based participatory research

    Selected publications.

    Heaney CD, Exum NG, Dufour AP, Brenner KP, Haugland RA, Schwab K, Love DC, Serre M, Noble R, Wade TJ. Water quality, weather and environmental factors associated with fecal indicator organism density in beach sand at two recreational marine beaches. Sci. Tot. Envir. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitoenv.2014.07.113.

    Nadimpalli M, Rinsky JL, Wing S, Hall D, Stewart J, Larsen J, Nachman KE, Love DC, Pierce E, Pisanic N, Strelitz J, Harduar-Morano L, Heaney CD. Persistence of livestock-associated antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among industrial hog operation workers over 14 days. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102095.

  • Rinsky JR, Nadimpalli M, Wing S, Hall D, Baron D, Price LB, Larsen J, Stegger M, Stewart J, and Heaney CD. Livestock-associated methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus is present among industrial, not antibiotic-free livestock operation workers in North Carolina. PLOS ONE. 2013; 8(7):e67641.

  • Nadimpalli M, Heaney CD, Stewart JR. Identification of Staphylococcus aureus from enriched nasal swabs within 24 hours is improved with use of multiple culture media. J. Med. Microbiol. 2013. doi:10.1099/jmm.0.058248-0.

  • Heaney CD, Wing S, Wilson SM, Campbell RL, Caldwell D, Hopkins B, O’Shea S, Yeatts K.  Public infrastructure disparities and the microbiological and chemical safety of drinking and surface water supplies in a community bordering a landfill. J. Environ. Health. 2013; 75(10):24-36.

  • Heaney CD, Sams E, Dufour A, Brenner K, Haugland R, Wymer L, Wing S, Marshall S, Serre M, Love D, Noble R, Wade TJ. Fecal indicators in sand, sand contact, and risk of enteric illness among beach-goers. Epidemiology. 2012;23(1):95–106.

  • Heaney CD, Wing S, Campbell RL, Caldwell D, Hopkins B, Richardson D, Yeatts K.  Relation between malodor, ambient hydrogen sulfide, and health in a community bordering a landfill.  Environ. Res. 2011;111(6):847-52.