Amy Pickering

Amy Pickering

Medford Campus


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, USA
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 2004
  • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 2003


Amy 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. 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.

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.