Noriko Endo, Ph.D., is a researcher working at the cross-section of environmental engineering and public health. With expertise in hydrology, she has worked on transmission of vector born diseases and on advancing urban epidemiology through utilizing microbiome information found in a sewer system. Her approach is interdisciplinary and often combines simulation studies and field surveys. She received Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“An environmental approach to the problem of infectious diseases has long been neglected, despite its merits and historical successes. If combined with currently available tools, it will be an effective and sustainable approach.”