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School of Engineering

Tiampo Family Professorship Celebration

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry and Dean Jianmin Qu, Karol Family Professor, School of Engineering, invite you to celebrate the establishment of the Tiampo Family Professorship. Please join us for a lecture by the inaugural Tiampo Family Assistant Professor, Amy Pickering, "Overcoming Barriers to Safe Water Access in Low‑Income Countries." Please join us for a celebratory reception following the lecture.

RSVP by October 7 to

The event will be held in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall.


Amy Pickering, PhD, is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering and a core faculty member in the new Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antibiotic Resistance (CIMAR). Her lab uses tools from engineering, epidemiology, and molecular biology to understand enteric disease environmental transmission pathways among households in low-income countries and to develop low-cost interventions to interrupt them. She has 12 years of experience conducting environmental health research in low-resource settings.

Her recent work uses metagenomics to better understand environmental and zoonotic transmission pathways of enteric pathogens and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among households in low-income countries. She is also interested in the links between climate change, water access, and infectious disease. 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, and she previously worked as an environmental engineer in the Office of Water for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Pickering received her BS from Cornell University, an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from Stanford University.