We use environmental microbiology
to engineer public health.
Of the nearly 1 trillion species of microorganisms in existence, only about 1,400 are human pathogens. And yet, they wreak havoc on human health
-- especially among the most vulnerable.
The Qu[E|M] Lab at LSU studies the movement of microorganisms through complex systems and estimates the health impacts of human exposure.
We leverage this knowledge to improve the efficiency of engineered interventions
for preserving human health.
Producing ratio measures of effect with quantitative microbial risk assessment
To better integrate risk assessment into existing public health knowledge bases, we propose a method of producing ratio measures of effect, synonymous with epidemiological endpoints, via QMRA.