Jamie Bartram, PhD


Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor
Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Jamie Bartram’s website
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

UNC-Chapel Hill, Rosenau 144
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7431
Chapel Hill, NC, USA 27599-7431
T: 919-966-3934
F: 919-966-7911


1996 University of Surrey PhD, Environmental and Public Health
1985 University of Surrey BSc, Microbiology


ENVR 890 WaSH and Global Health
ENVR 683 Water-Health Research I
ENVR 684 Water-Health Research II


Research interests

  • Environment (water)
  • Global health
  • Health administration
  • Health behavior
  • Health economics
  • Health policy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health leadership
  • Rural health


Research activities
My research interests focus on the connections between water (including sanitation and hygiene) and health – especially the links between science, policy and practice, in both developing and developed countries. They include technologies for urban sanitation renewal; management systems for drinking-water safety and rural drinking-water supply; emerging issues (including water scarcity and climate change) and their impacts on system sustainability; health system activities on water and sanitation; and sector capacity issues such as monitoring, the costs and impacts of interventions and effective regulation and financing.
Staff/administrative responsibilities
Director, Water Institute at UNC
Key publications
Bartram J and Cairncross S (2010) Hygiene, sanitation and water: forgotten foundations of health (Paper 1 in PLoS-Medicine Water and Sanitation Series). PLoS Med 7(11): 1000367. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000367.
Bartram J (2008) Improving on haves and have nots. Nature: vol.452, p.283-284.
Hutton G and Bartram J (2008) Global Costs of Attaining the Millennium Development Goal for Water Supply and Sanitation. Bull WHO: vol.86, p.13-19.
Bartram J, Lenton R and Wright A (2005) Focusing on improved water and sanitation for health. Lancet: vol.365, p.810-812.
Pruess A, Kay D Fewtrell L, and Bartram J (2002) Estimating the Burden of Disease from Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at a Global Level. Environmental Health Perspectives: vol.110, p.537-542.