The Harris Group seeks to understand the role of the environment in the spread of infectious diseases. In particular, we seek to explain human exposure pathways of fecal contamination carrying enteric pathogens, both from animals and from humans. We also strive to improve data collection and analysis strategies related to environmental health. This focus on data collection and analysis strategies will lead to improvements in microbial contaminant monitoring efforts and also improved strategies to evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. We also seek to apply our understanding of fecal contamination exposure to design innovative interventions that interrupt disease transmission pathways.
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