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Joan Rose

Co-Director
Center for Water Sciences;

Co-Director
Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

joan-roseJoan Rose serves as the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, the co-director of the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) and the co-director of the Center for Water Sciences.

An international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety, Rose has published more than 250 manuscripts. She has been involved in the investigation of numerous waterborne outbreaks worldwide. She has also been involved in the study of water supplies, water used for food production, and coastal environments as well as drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reclaimed water. Her research focuses on microbial pathogen transport in coastal systems and risks to recreational waters and the study of climate factors which impact water quality.

Rose has been appointed to the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Advisory Board, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian National Research Center.