Fellowships Awarded: 2007
Yayi Guo is interested in investigating methods to detect and eliminate pollutants in drinking waters, interactions between multiple waterborne hazards, as well as multiple-source risk assessments. She plans on further studying the efficacy of point-of-use water systems in removing both biological as well as chemical pollutants from contaminated water sources. The appropriate selection and use of such systems to treat source water prior to ingestion can potentially alleviate much of the contaminant load in the water, thereby greatly reducing the risks of illnesses. Ms. Guo earned her BS degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MHS degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her doctoral advisor is Kellogg J. Schwab, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.