Ph.D., 2007, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Public Health , Environmental Science
M.S., 2000, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Environmental Sciences
B.S., 1997, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Environmental Sciences
Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Environmental Microbiology, Drinking Water Quality, Diarrheal Disease
Dr. Christine Stauber is an Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental Health in the School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has over 15 years of experience in environmental health sciences.
For two decades, Dr. Stauber has worked on international issues and has been the recipient of multiple international awards including a faculty Fulbright award to Brazil. The overall theme of her research is the examination of environmental exposures in resource-limited settings. The majority of this work has focused on the pivotal role of exposure to microbiologically contaminated drinking water and the associated health impact on children.
In addition to her work on drinking water quality, Dr. Stauber initiated a line of research focused on environmental exposures, urban health and disparities. This was recently supported by a National Institutes of Health grant to examine two environmental hazards in the Atlanta area: extreme heat and radon.
Dr. Stauber teaches graduate level courses in environmental health including courses on the role of the public health laboratory and global water issues. She also leads a study abroad course examining collective health, research and practice in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, where she studied both as a student and a faculty member.
Selected recent publications
Stauber, C.E., J.C. Wedgworth, P. Johnson, J.B. Olson, T. Ayers, M. Elliott, J. Brown. 2016. Associations between self-reported gastrointestinal illness and water system characteristics in community water supplies in rural Alabama: a cross-sectional study. PloS one, 11(1), e0148102.
Zhu, M., Li,. J., Li,. Z., Luo, W., Dai, D., Weaver, S.R., Stauber, C., Luo, R., Fu.,H. 2015. Morality rates and the causes of death related to diabetes mellitus in Shangai Songjiang District: an 11-year retrospective analysis of death certificates. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 15:45. (September)
Elliott, M., Stauber, C.E., DiGiano, F., Fabiszewski de Aceituno, A., Sobsey, M., 2015. Investigation of E. coli and virus reductions using replicate, bench-scale biosand filter columns and two filter media, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12: 10276-10299. (August)
Wedgworth, J.C., Brown, J., Olson, J.B., Johnson, P., Elliott, M., Grammer, P., Stauber, C.E. 2015. Temporal Heterogeneity of Water Quality from Rural Water Supplies in Alabama. Journal – American Water Works Association 08/2015; 107. DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2015.107.0098 (August)
*Torres, A., Lyn, R., Steward, J., Strasser, S., Serna, R., Stauber, C. 2015. Atlanta Streets Alive: A Movement Building a Culture of Health in an Urban Environment, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, in press. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2015 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] (July) Feb2016, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p239-246