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Kari Brisolara, MSPH, ScD, QEP

Kari Brisolara, MSPH, ScD, QEP is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and also serves as the SPH Faculty Liaison to the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Dr. Brisolara is an environmental health scientist specializing in waste treatment and reuse. She has over 10 years of academic public health experience including delivering over 100 talks on waste treatment, reuse, disinfection and environmental public health at conferences both US based and international.  Dr. Brisolara was the founding program director for ENHS at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health where she later served as the DrPH Program Director.

In addition to research and continuing education programs, she has also participated in community-based projects related to migrant worker health in Georgia, the development of congressional position statements on aspects of the Farm Bill and EPA’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Rule, and is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

On a personal note, she grew up on a dairy farm in Tangipahoa parish and is married to a fellow environmental health professional she met during graduate school.  They have twin girls, so her hobbies are coffee and wine.