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Marlene  Wolfe

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

Jointly Appointed, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology


Marlene Wolfe is an Assistant Professor in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at Emory University. As an environmental microbiologist, engineer, and epidemiologist Dr. Wolfe’s work focuses on developing tools to use environmental detection of pathogens to understand population health and risks, and to implement and evaluate interventions that reduce environmental exposure to pathogens. Dr. Wolfe uses mixed methods approaches to understand the efficacy of interventions in the laboratory and how they are utilized and effective in context. Her work particularly addresses complex issues in WASH and infectious disease in communities that are low-resource or facing emergencies to create sustainable and adaptable solutions to understand and manage our relationship to infectious disease in our environment.


Dr. Wolfe received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and completed her MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her PhD in Environmental Health from Tufts University. Prior to joining Emory, she completed a postdoc at Stanford University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

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  • BA 2011, Stanford University
  • MSc 2018, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PhD 2019, Tufts University

Courses Taught

  • EH 548: Rsch Methods for Water& Health


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