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    "Overcoming Barriers to Safe Water Access in Low-Income Countries," Presented by Amy Pickering, October 21st, 3pm, Tufts University, Medford, MA

  • 21 October 2019
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 12:00 AM
  • Event Host : Tufts University, Department of Engineering
  • Event Location : Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room, 1 The Green, Medford, MA, 02155, United States
Overcoming barriers to safe water access in low income communities
Event Description

Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry and Dean Jianmin Qu, Karol Family Professor, School of Engineering, invite the community to celebrate the establishment of the Tiampo Family Professorship.

The inaugural Tiampo Family Assistant Professor, Amy Pickering, will present a lecture on, "Overcoming Barriers to Safe Water Access in Low‑Income Countries." Please join us for a celebratory reception following the lecture.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Tufts University, Department of Engineering
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Amy Pickering, PhD, is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering and a core faculty member in the new Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antibiotic Resistance (CIMAR). Her lab uses tools from engineering, epidemiology, and molecular biology to understand enteric disease environmental transmission pathways among households in low-income countries and to develop low-cost interventions to interrupt them. She has 12 years of experience conducting environmental health research in low-resource settings.

      Her recent work uses metagenomics to better understand environmental and zoonotic transmission pathways of enteric pathogens and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among households in low-income countries. She is also interested in the links between climate change, water access, and infectious disease. Pickering was a senior fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and a research scientist in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and she previously worked as an environmental engineer in the Office of Water for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Pickering received her BS from Cornell University, an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from Stanford University.
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