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Christine Marie George, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Environmental Health Sciences (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

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PhD , Columbia University , 2012


My primary research objective is to develop effective water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce diarrheal disease in children 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 the incidence of cholera through promoting hand washing and water treatment, and identifying environmental transmission routes for cholera and shigellosis.


West Africa: Ghana, Guinea; East Africa: Tanzania; South Asia: Bangladesh; Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico; North America: Navajo Nation

Honors and Awards


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