Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Karen  Levy

Associate Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

My group carries out research on the ecology and epidemiology of waterborne and enteric diseases.  We use environmental microbiology and environmental epidemiology methods to study water quality, food safety, and the impact of climate and land use change on the transmission of diarrheal diseases.  

For additional details about my research program, please see my research group website @

For a full list of publications see my Google Scholar profile

Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Rd, NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518 Clifton Rd, NE

Phone: 404.727.4502

Fax: 404.727.8744



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Areas of Interest

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Climate and Health
  • Ecology, Demography and Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiome Research
  • Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


  • PhD 2007, UC Berkeley
  • MPH 2006, UC Berkeley
  • MSc 2002, UC Berkeley
  • BA 1995, Stanford University

Courses Taught

  • EHS 750: Envt Dtrmnts of Infect Disease
  • EH 548: Rsch Methods for Water& Health

Affiliations & Activities

I hold appointments at Emory in the Department of Environmental Sciences and in the Program on Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution


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