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 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., Adams, E.A., Rothenberg, R., Dai, D., Luo, R., Weaver, S.R., Prasad, A., Kano, M. and Health, J. 2018. Measuring the impact of the environment on the health of large cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Jun 9;15(6). pii: E1216. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061216 https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061216
- Jelks N.O., Hawthorne, T.L., Dai, D., Fuller, C.H., Stauber, C. 2018. Mapping the Hidden Hazards: Spatial Data Collection of Street-Level Environmental Stressors in a Degraded, Urban Watershed, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4), 825, .
- Diem, J., Stauber, C., and Rothenberg, R., 2017. Heat in the Southeastern United States: Characteristics, Trends, and Potential Health Impact. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177937. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177937.
- Dai, D., Luo, R., Rothenberg, R., Weaver, S., Stauber, C. 2017. Do Geographic Disparities Improve by Amelioration or Displacement? Journal of Urban Health, DOI: 10.1007/s11524-017-0151-4
- Schilling, KA, Omore, R., Derado, G, Ayer, T., Ochieng, JB, Farag, TH, Nasrin, D, Panchalingam, S, Nataro JP, Kotloff, KL, Levine, MM, Oundo, J, Parsons, MB, Bopp C, Laserson, K, Stauber, CE, Rothenberg, R, Breiman, RF, O’Reilly, CE, and Mintz ED. 2017. Factors Association with the Duration of Moderate to Severe Diarrhea among Children in Rural Western Kenya Enrolled in the Global Enterics Multicenter Study, 2008-2012. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.