Dr. Christine Moe, the Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University, will share her WaSH experiences in her keynote speech at the WaTER Conference. Her research focuses primarily on the environmental transmission of infectious agents, in particular, foodborne and waterborne diseases.
Her field research in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda and the United States includes studies of diarrheal diseases, dry sanitation systems, fecal contamination in low-income urban environments, water quality in distribution systems, water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities in low-resource settings, and environmental contamination of vegetable crops.
Dr. Moe served on the US Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board and chaired a National Research Council Committee to advise USAID on Grand Challenges in International Development. She has been a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council and the Research Advisory Council for the American Water Works Research Foundation.
She has received the World Bank Development Marketplace Infrastructure award and the NSF Food Safety Leadership award. She received her BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and her MS and PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are so very proud to have Dr. Moe as one of our WaTER Conference speakers and look forward to her address concerning healthcare facilities in low-income countries.