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Christine Marie George, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

SciVal Experts Research Profile

Education

PhD , Columbia University , 2012

Overview

My primary research objective is to develop effective community based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce environmental exposures which: (1) build local capacity; (2) are in low cost; and (3) can be easily integrated into existing national health systems. I am also interested in identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric infections. My current research is on the development of community and hospital based intervention approaches for reducing enteric infections through promoting hand washing and water treatment, and identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric pathogens including cholera and shigellosis.

REGIONAL EXPERIENCE

North America: Navajo Nation and Strong Heart Study Communities in North and South Dakota; West Africa: Ghana, Guinea; East Africa: Tanzania; South Asia: Bangladesh; Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico

Honors and Awards

2014: Delta Omega Society of Public Health, Alpha Chapter

2012: Award for Excellence in Global Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

2009-2011: Fulbright Fellowship

2007-2009: Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowship

Keywords: diarrheal disease, water, sanitation, hygiene, interventions, cholera, shigellosis, arsenic, uranium, environmental surveillance, community capacity building