Dr. Christine Stauber, assistant professor of environmental health at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association’s Georgia Chapter.
[Photo: Dr. Christine Stauber]
“The Fulbright community here in Georgia has recognized Dr. Stauber’s technical expertise, leadership and abilities to help promote cross-cultural and international exchange,” said Ms. Kim David Eger, Fulbright Association treasurer and executive committee member.
Dr. Stauber has more than 15 years of experience in environmental health sciences, and her research focuses on the relationship between the lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and the global burden of diarrheal disease.
Last year, Dr. Stauber organized and moderated a panel on global health during the Fulbright Association’s national conference in Atlanta. She is a two-time Fulbright recipient. As a member of the School of Public Health faculty in 2014, she received a Fulbright Science Without Borders Scholarship to conduct health disparities research in Salvador, Brazil. As a PhD student, she was a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow from 2005 to 2006, studying public health in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Stauber’s international work started two decades ago as a study abroad student in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since then, she has traveled to more than a dozen countries and has published research from Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Ghana and Honduras. She leads a Georgia State study abroad program focused on global public health research and public health practices in Brazil, which is in its second year.
She also has worked as a consultant for the World Bank on a hand hygiene project in Peru and with the North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory, examining the burden of parasitic diseases in migrant farm workers.