Pathogens & Human Health: Project Team

Pathogen Program: Researchers and Project Advisory Teams


Pathogen Program Issue Area Team

Shari Barash, USEPA
Bart Bibler, Ferrate Treatment Technologies, LLC
Barbara Biggs, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District of Denver
Gail Boyd, Independent Consultant
Michael Casteel, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Christobel Ferguson, Ecowise Environmental
Tom Granato, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Jim Hodges, Watercare Services Limited
Paul Keohan, Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Norman LeBlanc, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Keith Linn, Independent
Karen Pallansch, Alexandria Sanitation Authority
Geeta Rijal, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Peter Tennant, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico

PATH1PR06: Epidemiologic Study of Recreational Use of the Chicago Area Waterways

Research Team
PI: Samuel Dorevitch, University of Illinois at Chicago

WERF Peer Review Team
Michael Beach, Centers for Disease Control
Alan Hubbard, University of CA, Berkeley
Cecil Lue-Hing, Cecil Lue-Hing and Associates, Inc.
Charles McGee, Orange County Sanitation District
Kurt Patrizi, WESTAT
Stephen Schaub, USEPA
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico
Tim Wade, USEPA

Sponsoring Agency Representatives on the PEER Review
Tom Granato, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Geeta Rijal, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

PATH2R08: Quantification of Pathogens and Sources of Microbial Indicators for QMRA in Recreational Waters

Research Team
PI: Stefan Wuertz, University of California, Davis
Co- PI: Woutrina Miller, University of California, Davis
Subcontractor: Dustin Bambic, AMEC Earth & Environmental
Subcontractor: Graham McBride, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

WERF Project Review Team
Shari Barash, USEPA
Gail Boyd, Independent Consultant
Christobel Ferguson, Ecowise Environmental
Keith Linn, Independent
Adam W. Olivieri, Eisenberg, Olivieri, and Associates (EOA), Inc.
Kevin Parker, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Charles McGee, Orange County Sanitation District
John Ravenscroft, Jr., USEPA
Geeta Rijal, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico

PATH3C09: Determining the Relationship of Microbial Pollution and Associated Health Risks at Freshwater and Saltwater Beaches of Florida

Coop Partners
Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Research Team
PI: Valerie J. (Jody) Harwood, University of South Florida

WERF Representatives on Joint Project Review Team
Bart Bibler, Ferrate Treatment Technologies, LLC
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico

PATH4W09: Expert Scientific Workshop on Critical Research and Science Needs for the Development of Recreational Water Quality Criteria for Inland Waters (project completed, report available)

Workshop Planning Team
Nick Ashbolt, USEPA
Shari Barash, USEPA
Barbara Biggs, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District of Denver
Michael J. Casteel, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Samuel Dorevitch, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christobel Ferguson, Ecowise Environmental, Australia
Roger Fujioka, University of Hawaii
Charles McGee, Orange County Sanitation District
Geeta Rijal, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Peter Tennant, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico
Richard Whitman, USGS

PATH5R09: Measuring water ingestion during water recreation

Research Team
PI: Samuel Dorevitch, University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-PI: An Li, University of Illinois at Chicago

WERF Project Review Team
Alfred Dufour, USEPA
Keith Linn, Independent
Geeta Rijal, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

PATH6R09: Concentration Dynamics of Fecal Indicators in Hawaiian Coastal and Inland Sand, Soil, and Water during Rainfall Events

Research Team
PI: Tao Yan, University of Hawaii at Manoa

WERF Project Review Team
Gail Boyd, Independent Consultant
Robin Oshiro, USEPA
John Ravenscroft, Jr., USEPA
Ken Tenno, City and County of Honolulu
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico

PATH7R09:  Comparative Evaluation of Methods for Indicator Bacteria for use in Inland Recreational Waters

Research Team
PI: Julie Kinzelman, City of Racine
Subcontractor: Rebecca Bushon, USGS
Subcontractor: Samuel Dorevitch, University of Illinois at Chicago
Subcontractor: Rachel Noble, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

WERF Project Review Team
Shari Barash , USEPA
Norman LeBlanc, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Geeta Rijal, The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
John Ravenscroft, USEPA
Gary Toranzos, University of Puerto Rico