Karen Levy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health. Her research program focuses on the ecology and epidemiology of enteric (food and waterborne) diseases. Her research group applies microbiological and epidemiological methods to study water quality, food safety, and the impact of climate and land use change on the transmission of diarrheal diseases. Dr. Levy is co-director of the Global Environmental Health MPH program, a faculty fellow at the Emory Global Health Institute, a core faculty member at the Center for Global Safe WASH, a faculty member in the Molecular Epidemiology certificate program, and a core member of the Climate @Emory initiative. She currently co-directs two projects focused on the infant gut microbiome, enteric pathogens and child health outcomes, one in Ecuador and the other in Mozambique. Both are funded by major grants from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She earned her PhD (2007), Master of Public Health (2006), and Master of Science (2002) degrees from UC Berkeley, and her Bachelors degree (1995) from Stanford University.