Georgia Kayser

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
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    Georgia Kayser, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and on the steering committee of the UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center Leadership team as an Associate Director. Her environmental health research focuses on adolescent and children’s environmental health, water quality, environmental determinants of risk, and environmental health disparities. In her research she has explored the factors that limit access to safe and sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services, globally; identified environmental determinants of risk, including pesticide and microbiological contaminants in drinking water; and examined environmental health disparities that result from gender, racial/ethnic, and geographic inequalities. Her methodological expertise is in the use of cross-sectional studies to explore WaSH risk factors for disease across countries, formative research to identify interventions, experimental and quasi-experimental methods to test specific interventions, and geospatial analysis to understand patterns of exposure. She has conducted research in over 20 countries across the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia with funding from government, international organizations, and private sector sources.

    Dr. Kayser is currently working on a NIEHS funded K01 career award that explores pesticide exposures, mental health and endocrine disruption among children growing up near pesticide spray sites in Ecuador. She is also working on a NIDA funded study of WaSH access among people who inject drugs, many of whom are unhoused, and live on the US-Mexico border between Tijuana, and San Diego. Dr. Kayser enjoys mentoring students in her research and teaching environmental and global health courses at UCSD.

    Prior to UCSD, Dr. Kayser was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She holds a PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts University where she concentrated in Development Economics and has a B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.

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    Pesticide exposures, mental health and endocrine disruption among children growing up near pesticide spray sites.
    NIH K01ES031697Sep 21, 2020 - Aug 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Deported, homeless, and into the canal: Environmental structural violence in the binational Tijuana River. Soc Sci Med. 2022 May 18; 305:115044. Calderón-Villarreal A, Terry B, Friedman J, González-Olachea SA, Chavez A, Díaz López M, Pacheco Bufanda L, Martinez C, Medina Ponce SE, Cázares-Adame R, Rochin Bochm PF, Kayser G, Strathdee SA, Muñoz Meléndez G, Holmes SM, Bojorquez I, Los Huertos M, Bourgois P. PMID: 35633600.
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    2. Correction: Social and geographic inequalities in water, sanitation and hygiene access in 21 refugee camps and settlements in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Int J Equity Health. 2022 May 10; 21(1):64. Calderón-Villarreal A, Schweitzer R, Kayser G. PMID: 35538546; PMCID: PMC9092679.
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    3. Social and geographic inequalities in water, sanitation and hygiene access in 21 refugee camps and settlements in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Int J Equity Health. 2022 02 19; 21(1):27. Calderón-Villarreal A, Schweitzer R, Kayser G. PMID: 35183166; PMCID: PMC8857872.
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    4. Attributes of drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene associated with microbiological water quality of stored drinking water in rural schools in Mozambique and Uganda. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021 07; 236:113804. Morgan CE, Bowling JM, Bartram J, Kayser GL. PMID: 34242999; PMCID: PMC8363166.
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    5. Household sanitation access and risk for non-marital sexual violence among a nationally representative sample of women in India, 2015-16. SSM Popul Health. 2021 Mar; 13:100738. Kayser GL, Chokhandre P, Rao N, Singh A, McDougal L, Raj A. PMID: 33665330; PMCID: PMC7903128.
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    6. Environmental Health Threats to Latino Migrant Farmworkers. Annu Rev Public Health. 2021 04 01; 42:257-276. Castillo F, Mora AM, Kayser GL, Vanos J, Hyland C, Yang AR, Eskenazi B. PMID: 33395542; PMCID: PMC8168948.
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    7. Modeling the Impact of Population Intervention Strategies on Reducing Health Disparities: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions and Childhood Diarrheal Disease in Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 01; 104(1):338-345. Patrick R, McElroy S, Schwarz L, Kayser G, Benmarhnia T. PMID: 33236711; PMCID: PMC7790088.
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    8. Residential proximity to greenhouse crops and pesticide exposure (via acetylcholinesterase activity) assessed from childhood through adolescence. Environ Res. 2020 09; 188:109728. Suarez-Lopez JR, Nazeeh N, Kayser G, Suárez-Torres J, Checkoway H, López-Paredes D, Jacobs DR, Cruz F. PMID: 32798937; PMCID: PMC7483309.
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    9. Water safety plans for water supply utilities in China, Cuba, France, Morocco and Spain: costs, benefits, and enabling environment elements. Urban Water Journal. 2019; 16(4):277-288. G. Kayser, J.F. Loret, K. Setty, C. Blaudin De Thé, J. Martin, C. Puigdomenech & J. Bartram. View Publication.
    10. Water safety plans for water supply utilities in China, Cuba, France, Morocco and Spain: costs, benefits, and enabling environment elements. Urban Water J. 2019; 16(4):277-288. Kayser G, Loret JF, Setty K, De Thé CB, Martin J, Puigdomenech C, Bartram J. PMID: 31768148; PMCID: PMC6876626.
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    11. Water, sanitation and hygiene: measuring gender equality and empowerment. Bull World Health Organ. 2019 Jun 01; 97(6):438-440. Kayser GL, Rao N, Jose R, Raj A. PMID: 31210683; PMCID: PMC6560376.
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    12. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Rural Health-Care Facilities: A Cross-Sectional Study in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct; 97(4):1033-1042. Guo A, Bowling JM, Bartram J, Kayser G. PMID: 28820718; PMCID: PMC5637612.
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    13. Water, sanitation, and hygiene in schools: Status and implications of low coverage in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 08; 220(6):950-959. Morgan C, Bowling M, Bartram J, Lyn Kayser G. . PMID: 28539190.
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    14. Water quality, compliance, and health outcomes among utilities implementing Water Safety Plans in France and Spain. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 05; 220(3):513-530. Setty KE, Kayser GL, Bowling M, Enault J, Loret JF, Serra CP, Alonso JM, Mateu AP, Bartram J. PMID: 28286083.
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    15. ‘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) . 2015. Bartram, J., Kayser, G., Gordon, B. and Dodds, F. View Publication.
    16. Drinking Water Quality Governance: A Comparative Case Study of Brazil, Ecuador, and Malawi. Environ Sci Policy. 2015 Apr 01; 48:186-195. Kayser GL, Amjad U, Dalcanale F, Bartram J, Bentley ME. PMID: 25798068; PMCID: PMC4365447.
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    17. ‘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. Bartram, J., Kayser, G., Gordon, B. and Dodds, F.
    18. 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. Kayser, G.L, Moomaw, W., Portillo, J. Griffiths, J.K. View Publication.
    19. 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. Meier, B.M., Kestenbaum, J.G., Kayser, G.L., Amjad, U., Bartram, J. View Publication.
    20. 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. Amjad, U., Kayser, G.L., Meier, B.
    21. Translating the human right to water and sanitation into public policy reform. Sci Eng Ethics. 2014 Dec; 20(4):833-48. Meier BM, Kayser GL, Kestenbaum JG, Amjad UQ, Dalcanale F, Bartram J. PMID: 24381084; PMCID: PMC6873452.
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    22. Assessing the microbial quality of improved drinking water sources: results from the Dominican Republic. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jan; 90(1):121-3. Baum R, Kayser G, Stauber C, Sobsey M. PMID: 24218411; PMCID: PMC3886407.
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    23. Domestic water service delivery indicators and frameworks for monitoring, evaluation, policy and planning: a review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Oct 11; 10(10):4812-35. Kayser GL, Moriarty P, Fonseca C, Bartram J. PMID: 24157507; PMCID: PMC3823337.
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    24. 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. Onda K, Crocker J, Kayser GL, Bartram J. PMID: 24054545; PMCID: PMC3946906.
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    25. Implementing an Evolving Human Right through Water & Sanitation Policy. Water Policy. 2013; 15:116-133. Meier, B., Kayser, G.L., Amjad, U., Bartram, J. View Publication.
    26. Implementing an evolving human right through water and sanitation policy. Water Policy. 2013 Feb 01; 15(1):116-133. Meier BM, Kayser GL, Amjad UQ, Bartram J. PMID: 32038095; PMCID: PMC7006955.
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    27. Hydrodiplomacy: Negotiating a Regional Ridge to Reef Approach to the World’s Water Crisis. International Environmental Negotiation. 2007; Vol XVI. Kayser, G.
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