Research Interest: Sharon obtained her MS in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and her BSPH in Environmental Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Dual Bachelor’s-to-Master of Science Program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Sharon has studied the potential contribution of lysogenic phages in coliphage enumeration methods. She has also participated in other environmental health microbiological studies such as antibiotic sensitivity testing among industrial hog workers and beach water quality monitoring in the Galapagos Islands. In the David Lab, she is currently involved in projects concerning the human gut microbiome.
Personal Interests: Sharon enjoys reading diverse novels, listening to history podcasts, and trying new recipes. She also likes traveling and runs in her free time.
Publications List: Hatcher SM, S Rhodes, JR Stewart, E Silbergeld, N Pisanic, J Larsen, S Jiang, A Krosche, D Hall, K Carroll, CD Heaney. 2017. Prevalence of methicillin-resistant and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among children living with industrial hog operation workers. Environmental Health Perspectives. 125(4): 560-569.
Wu J, Y Cao, B Young, Y Yuen, S Jiang, D Melendez, JF Griffith, JR Stewart. 2016. Decay of Coliphages in Sewage-Contaminated Freshwater: Uncertainty and Seasonal Effects. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(21): 11593-11601.