Fellowships Awarded: 2006, 2005
Jay Graham is conducting research about how different handling methods for poultry waste disposal affect the potential for human exposure to drug resistant bacteria and resistance genes. From an initial interest in management of human biosolids waste, Mr. Graham switched to animal waste because of the volume of waste generated by industrial animal production facilities, the lack of public policies to address health concerns, and the spread of this system to developing countries. Mr. Graham hopes to combine research with work for policy change. He earned his BS degree in biology from the University of Arkansas, and MBA and MPH degrees from the University of Texas. This will be Mr. Graham’s second year as a CLF Fellow. His doctoral advisor is Ellen K. Silbergeld, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences.