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B.S. (Biology), Eastern Kentucky University
M.S. (Biology), EasternKentucky University
Ph.D. (Biology), University of Memphis
Epidemiology and ecology of bacteria associated with Legionnaire's disease; Free-living amoebae that are opportunistic pathogens to humans.
Over 20 publications in journals such as: Infection and Immunity; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Journal of Parasitology; Clinical Laboratory Medicine; Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory; Immunology; Journal of Infectious Diseases. Recent book chapter entitled, "Impact of Ameoba, bacteria, and Tetrahymena on Legionella pneumophila Multiplication and Distribution in the Aquatic Environment" in Legionella, by ASM Press, 2002.
Co-investigator on grants from the Environmental Protection Agency entitled "Protozoa in Risk Assessment of Legionellosis - Inadequacy of Guidelines and Monitoring," funded for three years beginning October 1996, and Environmental Distribution and Disease Potential of New Legionella-like Bacteria As A Function of Environmental Variables 1998-2002.