Bartram joins public health faculty
|July 09, 2009|
Jamie Bartram, PhD, formerly Coordinator for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, has joined the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty as a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
Bartram’s 30-year career has focused upon diverse areas of public health and disease prevention, especially in relation to water supply and sanitation. For more than 20 years, he has worked at the interface of science and policy regarding water and environmental health.
He spent more than a decade at WHO, where he also served as Coordinator for Assessing and Managing Environmental Risks to Health and chaired U.N.-Water, coordinating water-related issues among 23 U.N. agencies and 12 international partners.
In 2004, the International Water Association presented Bartram with its first “Grand Award” for outstanding achievement.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Bartram, whose experience and expertise will complement and expand UNC’s significant focus on the world’s water issues,” said Michael Aitken, PhD, professor and chair of the environmental sciences and engineering department.
“Finding efficient and effective ways to supply and protect water across North Carolina and around the world is a defining mission of the School and its internationally recognized Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering,” Aitken said.