is a Risk Assessor in the Public Health Risk Sciences Division of the National Microbiology Laboratory, within the Public Health Agency of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Guelph, specializing in Biological and Food Engineering. Ainsley’s past areas of work have included zoonotic pathogens transmitted through routes such as food, water and vectors, disease prioritization tools and disease transmission models within a community setting.
is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. He holds a doctoral degree in Engineering & Public Policy and Civil & Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick generally works at the intersection of microbial risk assessment and decision analysis. His previous work includes studies of how to manage risks from bioterrorism, risks associated with the beneficial reuse of biosolids, and risks from Legionella growth in building plumbing systems. He is an editorial board member for AWWA Water Science
is an Associate Professor jointly appointed to the Sustainability Institute, and Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health, at Ohio State University. He earned a BS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and Drexel University respectively. His research specialties in risk analysis are: dose-response, exposure modelling, and risk characterization. As such he is focused on learning why opportunistic pathogens survive in environmental niches, and how to use this fundamental knowledge to develop mechanistic models to reduce the risks these pose to the environment. His broader research area includes:
Drinking water biofilm microbial ecology and its impacts on opportunistic pathogens
Operations research and analysis for health associated infections
Water, wastewater and wastewater reuse treatment systems and risk-based optimization
Risk monitoring for building water and indoor air systems
Alexis Layman Mraz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at The College of New Jersey. She holds a PhD in Environmental Health with a minor in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University, a M.S. in Environmental Science, and a B.S. in Biology from Drexel University. Her research focuses on environmental microbiology with an emphasis on risk assessment. Her research interests include:
Health risks associated with recreating in combined-sewer-overflow influenced surface waters
Opportunistic pathogens in premise plumbing systems
holds a doctoral degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University, and she has been a member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) since 2018. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient in 2019 and her research interests include quantitative microbial risk assessment, water quality, pathogen persistence, and dose response modeling.
is a second year PhD student at the University of Maryland, in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. She holds an MS in Microbiology from the University of Arizona. As a food science major, her dissertation focuses on water reuse and its risks in low and high water use industries. Her research interests include food safety and microbiology, water quality and quantitative and qualitative risk assessment based produce safety. She is a new member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).