PhD, Columbia University, 2012
Dr. George is an infectious disease epidemiologist and environmental engineer. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating community and healthcare facility based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce exposures to fecal pathogens among susceptible pediatric populations, and identifying environmental transmission routes for enteric infections including cholera and shigellosis.
The ultimate objective is to develop effective evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that can be brought to scale to reduce enteric diseases globally.
North America: Navajo Nation and Strong Heart Study Communities in North and South Dakota; West Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Liberia; Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo; East Africa: Tanzania; South Asia: Bangladesh; Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico
Honors and Awards
2017: Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award
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