The main focus of my work is to apply environmental systems analysis approaches to the field of water and health. With my group we have initiated and are further developing the Global Waterborne Pathogen (GloWPa) model that simulates pathogen concentrations in surface water worldwide. I and my team also develop microbiological water quality models at a more local scale, for example in basins in Bangladesh and Pakistan, in Mexico city, and in Uganda. We use the models in scenario analyses to understand global change impacts on waterborne pathogens and disease and also explore opportunities to use the model in microbial risk assessment. I aim to contribute  an integrated approach that works towards solving environmental and health problems and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. For more details on the research projects and my teaching, browse this website!

Curriculum Vitae

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