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Pokhrel questions connection between chlorine and Legionnaire’s in Flint, Michigan

Lok Pokhrel, assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was quoted in Science for an article responding to a recent study suggesting a relationship between the Legionnaire’s epidemic in Flint, Michigan, and the low chlorine levels in the city

Posted:  February 7, 2018

New study to provide a snapshot of worldwide public toilet sanitation levels

By early next year, Heather Murphy, as assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will have an idea of how community latrines in South Asia compare to public toilets at Temple University in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. The answer may lead the way to new public toilets that are also a resource for renewable energy.

Posted:  October 9, 2017

College Welcomes New Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Resa Jones as incoming chair and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Jones joins the college as a seasoned leader and educator with a strong portfolio in epidemiological research who will lead the department’s pedagogical mission and development.

Posted:  October 6, 2017

Epidemiology student brings study on Philadelphia recreational water to international conference

Reports on Philadelphia’s recreational water quality get an international spotlight this month. While the news isn’t all good, what it could mean for further study is significant.

Shannon McGinnis, a graduate student and research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, presented findings on Philadelphia’s creeks at the International Conference for Urban Drainage, from Sept. 11 to 15, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Posted:  September 20, 2017