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    Georgia Kayser

    TitleAssistant Project Scientist
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0631
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-246-2102
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      Dr. Kayser comes to us from the Water Institute in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as a postdoctoral research associate for five years. She has a PhD and Master’s degree from Tufts University, where she focused her studies in development economics and global health. Her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University in Policy Analysis. Her research explores the factors that limit the delivery of safe and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services and she tests specific WaSH interventions (technologies and management strategies) for their human and environmental health outcomes and their sustainability over time. Her methodological expertise is in the use of qualitative survey methods to provide formative research, and experimental, quasi-experimental and population based methods to test specific interventions She has conducted research in over 20 countries throughout Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with government, international organization and private funding sources. She joins the Division of Global Health in FMPH as a project scientist.

      Her research in WaSH has a strong focus in global health, maternal and child health, human rights, health disparities, and environmental health. Current research projects include a cross-sectional study in Sub-Saharan Africa on WaSH in health facilities, a longitudinal study on WaSH and nutrition in Ethiopia, and a retrospective cohort study of water safety plans (a management strategy for reducing risk to water quality in drinking water systems) in Spain and France.


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      1. Kayser G, Amjad U, Dalcanale F, Bartram J, Bentley ME. Drinking Water Quality Governance: A Comparative Case Study of Brazil, Ecuador, and Malawi. Environ Sci Policy. 2015 Apr 01; 48:186-195. PMID: 25798068.
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      2. Kayser, G.L., Amjad, U.Q., Dalcanale, F., Bartram, J., Bentley, P . Governance Challenges for Publications Drinking Water Management: A Comparative Case Study of Brazil, Ecuador, and Malawi. Environmental Science and Policy. 2015; 48:186-195.
      3. Bartram, J., Kayser, G., Gordon, B. and Dodds, F. ‘International policy’, in Bartram, J., with Baum, R., Coclanis, P.A., Gute, D. M., Kay, D., McFayden, S., Pond, K., Robertson, W. and Rouse, M.J. (eds). Routledge Handbook of Water and Health. 2015.
      4. Kayser, G.L, Moomaw, W., Portillo, J. Griffiths, J.K. Post-Construction Support: Improvements in Drinking Water Quality and System Sustainability in El Salvador. The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2014; 4(3):460-470.
      5. Meier, B.M., Kayser, G.L., Kestenbaum, J.G., Amjad, U.Q, Dalcanale, F., Bartram, J. Translating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation into Public Policy Reform. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2014; 20:120-136.
      6. Meier, B.M., Kestenbaum, J.G., Kayser, G.L., Amjad, U., Bartram, J. Examining the Practice of Developing Human Rights Indicators to Facilitate Accountability for the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. Journal of Human Rights Practice. 2014; 1( 6 ):159-181.
      7. Baum, R., Kayser, G.L., Stauber, C., Sobsey, M. Assessing the Microbial Quality of Improved Drinking Water Sources: Results from the Dominican Republic. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2014; 90(1):121-123.
      8. Amjad, U., Kayser, G.L., Meier, B. Human Rights-Based Indicators Regarding Non-Discrimination and Equity in the Access to Water and Sanitation. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2014; 4(1):182-187.
      9. Onda K, Crocker J, Kayser G, Bartram J. Country clustering applied to the water and sanitation sector: a new tool with potential applications in research and policy. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2014 Mar; 217(2-3):379-85. PMID: 24054545; NIHMSID: NIHMS525576.
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      10. Kayser, G. Hydrodiplomacy: Negotiating a Regional Ridge to Reef Approach to the World’s Water Crisis. International Environmental Negotiation. 2013; Vol XVI.
      11. Meier, B., Kayser, G.L., Amjad, U., Bartram, J. Implementing an Evolving Human Right through Water & Sanitation Policy. Water Policy. 2013; 15:116-133.
      12. Kayser, G.L. Moriarty, P., Fonseca, C., Bartram, J. Domestic Water Service Delivery Indicators and Frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy & Planning: A Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(10):4812-4835.