PODCAST | Unhealthy Waters, featuring Dr. Maryann Cairns

Author(s)

Chris Parsons

In this episode our guest is STPF alum fellow Maryann Cairns, who talks about her career path and her studies on pathogens in water. Dr. Cairns is an environmental anthropologist who uses creative research designs and cultural understanding to safeguard the environment and human health. Her work has examined the politics of water and sanitation systems, the impacts of tourism on coastal water quality and human health, and the low-cost technologies to treat wastewater-polluted rivers. She’s done research in several parts of the world including Latin America & the Caribbean, the Western Balkans, and the United States. 

In this podcast she talks about her work and a recent $1.5 million dollar collaborative National Science Foundation-supported research program -- the MERA investigation -- which studied human exposure to pathogens in coastal areas in Costa Rica. 

Participants

Maryann Cairns, Ph.D., Anthropologist

2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow at the EPA Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory

Host

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science
2020-2021 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation
Twitter: @ecmparsons

Editor

Editor: Ashley Scarlett, Ph.D., Marine biologist and science communication specialist
Twitter: @DrScarlettSmash

Producer/Executive Producer

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science
2020-2021 Executive Branch Fellow at the US National Science Foundation
Twitter: @ecmparsons

Image: Rajan Arora


Source URL: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog/podcast-unhealthy-waters-featuring-dr-maryann-cairns

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