Ayse Ercumen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and core faculty in the Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster. Dr. Ercumen’s expertise is in infectious disease and environmental epidemiology. Her research is focused on waterborne infections, drinking water and recreational water quality, antimicrobial resistance and health impact evaluations of environmental interventions. She has conducted research in Bangladesh, India and the US, including randomized controlled trials and large-scale cohort studies.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF INTERESTS:
I am interested in health effects of recreational exposure to contaminants in coastal waters, and associations between traditional/novel recreational water quality indicators and health endpoints among beachgoers, under different exposure scenarios with respect to weather events and contaminant sources.
- Contamination of Fresh Produce with Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Associated Risks to Human Health: A Scoping Review , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH (2022)
- Evaluation of an on-site sanitation intervention against childhood diarrhea and acute respiratory infection 1 to 3.5 years after implementation: Extended follow-up of a cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Bangladesh , PLOS Medicine (2022)
- Exploring the determinants and indicators of poultry feces management behaviors in rural Western Uganda , SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT (2022)
- Higher helminth ova counts and incomplete decomposition in sand-enveloped latrine pits in a coastal sub-district of Bangladesh , PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2022)
- Influence of community-level sanitation coverage and population density on environmental fecal contamination and child health in a longitudinal cohort in rural Bangladesh , International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2022)
- Biology, behavior and policy, or, Dr. Fauci, Sen. Paul and Prof. Lucas walk into a pandemic , ECLINICALMEDICINE (2021)
- Does Irrigation with Treated and Untreated Wastewater Increase Antimicrobial Resistance in Soil and Water: A Systematic Review , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH (2021)
- Effect of sanitation improvements on soil-transmitted helminth eggs in courtyard soil from rural Bangladesh: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial , PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (2021)
- Effective Treatment Strategies for the Removal of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Antibiotic-Resistance Genes, and Antibiotic Residues in the Effluent From Wastewater Treatment Plants Receiving Municipal, Hospital, and Domestic Wastewater: Protocol for a Systematic Review , JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS (2021)
- Effectiveness of Mass Media Campaigns to Improve Handwashing-Related Behavior, Knowledge, and Practices in Rural Bangladesh , AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE (2021)