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2011 Ph.D. in Environment and Resources, Stanford University
Honors and Awards
2014 WASH Alliance Prize in Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge
Amy Pickering's research combines tools from multiple disciplines (engineering, epidemiology, microbiology) to study enteric disease transmission pathways among households in low-income countries and to identify low-cost and scalable interventions to interrupt them. She also studies links between our changing climate and waterborne transmission of human pathogens, with an aim to identify sustainable mitigation strategies for vulnerable populations.
Amy Pickering will be an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts starting in June 2017, and will begin accepting graduate students in the fall of 2017. Pickering's research combines tools from multiple disciplines to study the sustainability and child health impacts of water, hygiene, and sanitation interventions in low-income settings. She is also interested in the links between climate change, water access, and infectious disease. Pickering's academic career has its foundation in biological and environmental engineering, while her doctoral training was in Stanford University's Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. She uses tools from epidemiology, microbiology, and social science to understand enteric disease transmission pathways among households in low-income countries and to develop low-cost and scalable interventions to interrupt them. Pickering has more than 10 years of experience conducting environmental health research in low-resource settings, and has led studies in both urban and rural sites in Kenya, Bangladesh, Mali, India, and Tanzania. Before arriving at Tufts, 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. She has previously worked as an environmental engineer in the Office of Water for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., participated in tsunami relief work in Sri Lanka, and served as the director of project development for a nonprofit organization in La Paz, Mexico.
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