Fellowships Awarded: 2008, 2007
Edward Broughton's experience with his family's shellfish farms in Australia led to his interest in aquaculture and human health. As a third year PhD student, his research will examine the association between antibiotic use in food fish production and zoonotic infections. Specifically, he will investigate antibiotic-resistant and susceptible salmonella bacteria in farmed fish from Guangdong, China and the risk this poses to humans. He would like to add to the body of knowledge that guides policies for antibiotic use in aquaculture at the national and international levels. Mr. Broughton earned his bachelor's degree in Applied Science from Curtin University in Perth, Australia and his MPH from Columbia University. His advisor is Damian Walker, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of International Health.