Dr. Justine Rayner

Dr. Justine Rayner
Contact Info:
Lantagne Group
Curtis Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3211
Fax: 617.627.3994
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Post-doctoral Scholar in Environmental Health
Ph.D. in Environmental Health (2018)


M.Sc. Water and Environmental Management, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University, England, 2009
B.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, 1995

Research Interest Statement

The use of appropriate technology to address access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene with a focus on locally manufactured ceramic pot filters for household drinking water treatment.

Manuscripts Published

Rayner J, Luo X, Schubert J, Lennon P, Jellison K, and Lantagne D (2017). The effects of input materials on ceramic water filter efficacy for household drinking water treatment. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 17(3): 859-869.

Meade R, Murray A, Mittelman A, Rayner J, and Lantagne D (2017). Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of portable silver test methods for ceramic filter factories. Journal of Water and Health 15(1): 72-82.

Rayner J, Yates T, Leandre M, and Lantagne D (2016). Sustained effectiveness of automatic chlorinators installed in community-scale water distribution systems during an emergency recovery project in Haiti. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 6(4): 602-612.

Rayner J, Murray A, Joseph M, Branz A, and Lantagne D (2016). Evaluation of household drinking water filter distributions in Haiti. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 6(1): 42-54.

Mittelman AM, Lantagne DS, Rayner J, and Pennell KD (2015). Silver dissolution and release from ceramic water filters. Environmental Science and Technology 49(14): 8515-22.

Rayner J, Zhang H, Schubert J, Lennon P, Lantagne D, and Oyanedel-Craver V (2013). Laboratory investigation into the effect of silver applied on the bacteriological removal efficacy of filter material for use on locally-produced ceramic water filters for household drinking water treatment. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 1(7), 737-745.

Rayner J, Skinner B, and Lantagne D (2013). Current practices in manufacturing locally-made ceramic pot filters for water treatment in developing countries. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 3(2): 252-261.

CMWG (2011). Best Practice Recommendations for Local Manufacturing of Ceramic Pot Filters for Household Water Treatment, Ed. 1. Ceramic Manufacturing Working Group with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA, co-editor.

Research Projects

Impact of Water Chemistry on Silver Dissolution and Release from Ceramic Water Filters

Collaboration between Tufts and Kohler of a Novel Ceramic Filter
Sponsor: Kohler

Investigation of a Novel Filter and Disinfection System in Kenya and Haiti
Sponsor: PATH

Evaluation of a CCF-funded water supply project
Sponsor: Cartier Charitable Foundation

Evaluation Plan of 'SouthEast Clean Water Project, Haiti'
Sponsor: Child Relief International

Accuracy, Precision, Cost, and Acceptability of Silver Testing Methods in Ceramic Filter
Manufacturing Facilities

Sponsor: Faculty Research Fund of Tufts University

Relationship between E. coli and Vibrio Cholerae in Source Water, Untreated Household Water, and Treated Household Drinking Water in Haiti
Sponsor: Tufts Institute for Innovation
Co-PI: Natalie Capiro

Interpersonal Agreement to Support Haitian Government to Reduce the Burden of Cholera
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)