Jill Stewart, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Deputy Director UNC Galapagos Initiative / Center for Galapagos Studies

T:(919) 966-7553

jill.stewart@unc.edu

1301 Michael Hooker Research Center

CB# 7431

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

U.S.A.

Dr. Stewart develops novel techniques to detect and track pathogens in water. She is particularly interested in linkages between ecosystems and human health and well-being. Areas of specialty include water and shellfish quality. She is also interested in evaluating impacts of non-point source pollution, and in evaluating the manner in which human activities (development, stormwater management) can affect their exposure to microbial contaminants. Overall, this research is leading to a greater understanding of how environmental conditions can affect human health, and how humans themselves influence this process.

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Lecturer
2014, American Society for Microbiology

Councilor, Division Q
2013, American Society for Microbiology

Chair, ASM Division Q: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2012, American Society for Microbiology

Representative Courses

ENVR 683 Water-Health Research

ENVR 684 Water-Health Communication

ENVR 412 Ecological Microbiology

Guest Lecturer in Epidemiology courses - EPID 785, EPID 751, 755

Key Publications

A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region. Kerri Augustino, Maliha Aziz, Kerri L.Augustino, Pia MacDonald, Delores Nobles, Lance Price, Keith Ramsey, David Richardson, Leah Schinasi, Jill Stewart, Steve Wing (2014). Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 13(1).

A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region. K Augustino, M Aziz, P MacDonald, D Nobles, L Price, K Ramsey, D Richardson, L Schinasi, J Stewart, S Wing (2014). Environmental health : a global access science source, 13(1), 54.

Human viruses and viral indicators in marine water at two recreational beaches in Southern California, USA. Christopher Gibbons, John Griffith, David Love, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Sobsey, Jill Stewart, Qilu Yu (2014). Journal of Water and Health, 12(1), 136-150.

Integrating quantitative PCR and Bayesian statistics in quantifying human adenoviruses in small volumes of source water. Andrew Gronewold, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Sobsey, Jill Stewart, Jianyong Wu (2014). Science of the Total Environment, 470.

Survey of antibiotic-resistant bacteria isolated from bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the southeastern USA. Brian Balmer, Elizabeth Dyar, Aleta Hohn, Suzanne Lane, Teri Rowles, Lori Schwacke, Lydia Staggs, Jill Stewart, Forrest Townsend, Randall Wells (2014). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 108(2), 91-102.

Education

PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

MS, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

BA, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1996