Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Jay Graham's research applies epidemiologic methods and next-generation DNA sequencing to refine our understanding of the spatial and temporal transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonotic infectious diseases. He has worked collaboratively in many settings in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and has extensive experience working on the US-México border where he conducted research on the primary prevention of diarrheal diseases and pneumonia within informal settlements of Ciudad Juárez, MX. His work has contributed to more efficient and cost-effective approaches to scale-up public health initiatives for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Dr. Graham holds an M.P.H. and an M.B.A., and he received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, he served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow within the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he provided technical leadership on water, sanitation and hygiene and household air pollution programs. He also served on the faculty of the School of Public Health at George Washington University, where he directed the graduate program in Global Environmental Health.


Graham J.P., Eisenberg, J.N.S., Trueba, G., Zhang, L., Johnson, T.J., “Small-Scale Food Animal Production and Antimicrobial Resistance: A Mountain, Molehill or Something In-Between?” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017 Oct 16;125(10):104501

Aguas-Vasco K., Graham, J.P., G. Trueba, “Detection of zoonotic enteropathogens in children and domestic animals in asemi-rural community in Ecuador” Applied Environmental Microbiology, 2016, 82(14), pp. 4218-4224.

Kaur, M., J.P. Graham, & Eisenberg, J. N. “Livestock Ownership among Rural Householdsand Child Morbidity and Mortality: An Analysis of Demographic Health SurveyData from 30 Sub-Saharan African Countries (2005–2015)” The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2017, 16-0664.

Graham J.P., Polizzotto ML., “Pit Latrines and Their Impacts on Groundwater Quality: ASystematic Review” Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(5), 2013, pp. 521-530.

Graham J.P., M. Hirai, and S.S. Kim, “An Analysis of Water Collection Labor among Women andChildren in 24 Sub-Saharan African Countries” PLOS ONE, 11(6), 2016, pp. 1-14.