Joan Rose

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Joan Rose

Joan Rose

Editor for: Hazard Identification, Exposure Assessment, Risk Characterization, and Risk Management



B.Sc., Microbiology, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson; Ph.D., Microbiology, Univ. Arizona; AAAS Fellow, USEPA Office of Drinking Water.

Present Position

Professor, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Co-Director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment,  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Honors & Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Water Association; Member of the  National Academy of Engineering; Clarke Water Prize;  Singapore Public Service Medal; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship;  International Water Association Hei-jin Woo Award for Achievements of Women in the Water Profession.


An international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety publishing more than 300 manuscripts.  She has been involved in the investigation of numerous waterborne outbreaks world-wide.  Her work addresses the use of new molecular tools for surveying and mapping water pollution for recreational and drinking water; assessment of innovative water treatment technology for the developed and developing world and use of quantitative microbial risk assessment.


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