Marlene Wolfe

Marlene Wolfe
Contact Info:
Lantagne Group
Curtis Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3211
Fax: 617.627.3994
Email Marlene
Water Diplomacy|IGERT

Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Health


M.Sc. in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2018)
BA Human Biology, Stanford University (2011)

Research Interest Statement

Understanding WASH interventions and outcomes in relation to specific contexts to provide information that can allow for optimization of interventions, whether that is an outbreak of cholera in a refugee camp or zoonotic disease in a household with livestock.

Manuscripts Published

Lantagne D, Wolfe M, Gallandat K, and Opryszko M (2018). Determining the Efficacy, Safety and Suitability of Disinfectants to Prevent Emerging Infectious Disease Transmission. Water 10(10), 1397.

Wolfe M, Kaur M, Yates T, Woodin M, and Lantagne D (2018). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Association between Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Exposures and Cholera in Case–Control Studies, Am J Trop Med Hyg. 99(2):534-545.

Wolfe M
and Lantagne D (2017). A method to test the efficacy of handwashing for the removal of emerging infectious pathogens. Journal of Visual Experiments Jun 7(124). DOI: 10.3791/55604.

Gallandat K, Wolfe M, and Lantagne D (2017). Surface cleaning and disinfection: Efficacy assessment of four chlorine types using Escherichia coli and the Ebola Surrogate Phi6. Environmental Science & Technology 51(8): 4624-4631.

Wolfe M, Gallandat K, Daniels K, Desmarais AM, Scheinman P, and Lantagne D (2017). Handwashing and Ebola virus disease outbreaks: A randomized comparison of soap, hand sanitizer, and 0.05% chlorine solutions on the inactivation and removal of model organisms Phi6 and E. coli from hands and persistence in rinse water. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172734.

Wolfe M, Wells E, Mitro B, Desmarais A, Scheinman P, and Lantagne D (2017). Seeking clearer recommendations for hand hygiene in communities facing Ebola: A randomized trial investigating the impact of six handwashing methods on skin irritation and dermatitis. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167378.

Iqbal Q, Lubeck-Schricker M, Wells E, Wolfe M, and Lantagne D (2016). Shelf-life of chlorine solutions recommended in Ebola virus disease response. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156136.

Wells E, Wolfe M, Murray A, and Lantagne D (2016). Accuracy, precision, ease-of-use, and cost of methods to test Ebola-relevant chlorine solutions. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0152442.

Char JE, Wolfe M, Cho H-j, Park I-H, Jeong JH, Frisbee E, et al. (2014) A Little CFTR Goes a Long Way: CFTR-Dependent Sweat Secretion from G551D and R117H-5T Cystic Fibrosis Subjects Taking Ivacaftor. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88564.

Wine JJ, Char JE, Chen J, Cho H-j, Dunn C, Frisbee E, et al. (2013) In Vivo Readout of CFTR Function: Ratiometric Measurement of CFTR-Dependent Secretion by Individual, Identifiable Human Sweat Glands. PLoS ONE 8(10): e77114.

Research Projects

Closing the Gap: Action Research on CISUR Interventions in Emergency Response
Sponsor: OFDA

Applied Research on Disinfection of Hands, Surfaces, and Wastewater to Prevent Ongoing Transmission of Ebola
Sponsor: OFDA
Collaborators: University of Brighton and Partners Healthcare