Jill Stewart, PhD
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.
Jill Stewart in the Gillings News
- Gillings faculty complete innovative Round 6, COVID-19 GILs
- Wherever we go, microbes are with us. A new science center will examine the microbial communities of indoor spaces
- Human, swine waste pose dual threats to water quality after flooding
- What is sanitation’s role in prevention of intestinal disease in children?
- Manga and team upending understanding of safe sanitation
Honors and Awards
Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award
2019, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
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
ENVR 683 Water-Health Research
ENVR 684 Water-Health Communication
ENVR 412 Ecological Microbiology
Guest Lecturer in Epidemiology courses - EPID 785, EPID 751, 755
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.
- 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