Environment Sciences & Engineering
1301 Michael Hooker Research Center
1996 University of Virginia BA, Environmental Sciences w/ a minor in Chemistry
1998 UNC School of Public Health MS, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
2003 UNC School of Public Health PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Dr. Stewart is developing 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.
DiDonato, GT, JR Stewart*, DM Sanger, BJ Robinson, BC Thompson, AF Holland and R Van Dolah (2009)
Effects of changing land use on the microbial water quality of tidal creeks.
Marine Pollution Bulletin: vol.58, p.97-106.
Stewart*, JR, RJ Gast, RS Fujioka, HM Solo-Gabriele, JS Meschke, LA Amaral-Zettler, E Del Castillo, MF Polz, TK Collier, MS Strom, CD Sinigalliano, PDR Moeller and AF Holland (2008)
The coastal environment and human health: Microbial indicators, pathogens, sentinels and reservoirs.
Environmental Health: vol.suppl 2, p.S3.
Stewart, JR, J Santo Domingo, and TJ Wade (2007)
Fecal pollution, public health and microbial source tracking. Ch. 1 In: Microbial Source Tracking. J Santo Domingo and M Sadowsky (eds).
American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, D.C.
Stewart*, JR, JW Daugomah, DE Chestnut, DA Graves, MD Sobsey and GI Scott (2006)
FRNA coliphage typing for microbial source tracking in surface waters.
Journal of Applied Microbiology: vol.101, p.1015-26.
Stewart*, JR, RD Ellender, JA Gooch, S Jiang, SP Myoda, & SB Weisberg (2003)
Recommendations for microbial source tracking: Lessons from a methods comparison study.
Journal of Water and Health: vol.1, p.225-31.