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Mark

Sobsey

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Mark D. Sobsey is currently a part-time research professor and previously a distinguished tenured professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, since 1974.  His 50+ year academic career in environmental health microbiology has addressed a broad range of issues in health-related environmental microbiology and technology research, policy, practice and service.  His recent work focuses on point-of-use household water treatment, wastewater disinfection of pathogens, environmentally related antimicrobial resistance, microbial detection methods, water reuse and environmental health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  He is an advisor to the World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Environmental Protection Agency and others.