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.
Blum Center Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
- 2021-present: Visiting Assistant Professor
- 2019-2021: Tiampo Family Assistant Professor
- 2017-2019: Assistant Professor
Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University
Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Consultant, Community-Led Total Sanitation Impact Evaluation in Mali, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Director of Project Development, Fundación Cantaro Azul
Initiative Coordinator, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
Environmental Engineer, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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.