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Kellogg J. Schwab

KELLOGG J. SCHWAB, PhD, is the inaugural Abel Wolman Professor in Water and Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As Director of the Johns Hopkins University Water Institute, Dr. Schwab helps facilitate the water-related activities of over 100 Hopkins faculty by providing guidance and establishing networks. The goal of the Institute is to achieve sustainable, scalable solutions for domestic, agricultural, and industrial water challenges. Dr. Schwab has over 20 years of research focusing on environmental microbiology and engineering with an emphasis on the fate and transport of chemicals, emerging contaminants and pathogenic microorganisms in water, food and the environment. Current research projects involve investigating innovative water reuse treatment options as well as improving environmental detection methods for noroviruses (the leading cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide). He is also working with Hopkins colleagues to integrate mobile data collection to assess family planning along with water, sanitation and hygiene around the world. Dr. Schwab joined the Bloomberg School in 1999. He earned both his MSPH (‘91) and PhD (‘95) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine.