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Christine Marie

Associate Professor
Christine Marie George

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Christine Marie George, PhD, studies how to develop effective water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce enteric diseases and SARS-CoV-2 in low-income countries.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5535

Research Interests

Keywords: diarrheal disease; water; sanitation; hygiene; interventions; cholera; shigellosis; arsenic; uranium; environmental surveillance; community capacity building; mobile health; COVID; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19
Experiences & Accomplishments
Columbia University
Dr. George is an infectious disease epidemiologist and environmental engineer. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating community and healthcare facility based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce enteric infections and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in low-income countries. The ultimate objective is to develop effective evidence-based water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions that can be brought to scale to reduce infections globally. REGIONAL EXPERIENCE North America: Navajo Nation and Strong Heart Study Communities in North and South Dakota; West Africa: Ghana, Guinea, Liberia; Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo; East Africa: Tanzania; South Asia: Bangladesh; Latin America: Bolivia, Peru, Mexico
Honors & Awards
2017: Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award 2014: Delta Omega Society of Public Health, Alpha Chapter 2012: Award for Excellence in Global Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 2009-2011: Fulbright Fellowship 2007-2009: Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowship
Select Publications
A Hospital-Based Handwashing with Soap and Water Treatment Intervention to Reduce Cholera Among Household Contacts of Cholera Cases (CHoBI7): A Randomized Controlled Trial
Identifying Environmental Transmission Routes for Shigellosis in Rural Settings using Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
An Evaluation of Arsenic Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pneumonia in Children in Rural Bangladesh
Evaluation of a Baby WASH Intervention to Reduce Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth in Young Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Risk Factors for Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth in Children in Rural Bangladesh
Identifying Transmission Routes for Cholera Among Household Contact of Cases
Participatory Interventions to Reduce Arsenic Exposure in American Indian Communities
Evidence Based Targeted Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions to Reduce Cholera in Hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Evaluation of Evidence-Based Approaches to Promote Hygiene Behaviors in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission