Dr. Jay Graham teaches Environmental Health Sciences in the MPH curriculum at the Berkeley School of Public Health. His research applies epidemiologic and next-generation DNA sequencing to refine our understanding of the spatial and temporal transmission of zoonotic enteropathogens among children. Dr. Graham directs the Antimicrobial Resistance Detection, Prevention and Control Program in India for the Public Health Institute, and he has over fifteen years of research and practice experience in global public health. Dr. Graham holds an M.P.H., M.B.A. and PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty in EHS, he served as a tenure-track faculty member at the School of Public Health at George Washington University, where he directed the graduate program in Global Environmental Health. Dr. Graham was previously a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and he served as a lead technical advisor on water, sanitation and hygiene and household air pollution in the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Dr. Graham has worked in a variety of countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, including a long-term position 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. He has more than a decade of experience applying geospatial methods in public health research and practice, and his work has focused on developing more efficient and cost-effective approaches to scale-up public health initiatives for the prevention and control of infectious diseases.