Corinne Wiesner


PhD student, 2016 - present

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431


Room: 14 Rosenau Hall

Office Phone : 919-966-1095

e-mail: cwiesner@live.unc.edu





Academic Advisors: Dr. Marc Serre and Dr. Jill Stewart.

Awards: Gillings Merit Scholar, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (2016-2017),  NIEHS Predoctoral Trainee, Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health (2017-present)


Research Interests

         Space/time modeling, antimicrobial resistance, microbial source tracking, space/time microbial genetics, image classification, public health, community health, quantitative exposure and risk assessment, scientific communication, citizen science, environmental justice, climate change, network and graph theory for environmental applications

Research Skills

         Environmental microbiology for culture-dependent (deriving isolates on selective and/or differential media, PCR, antibiotic resistance testing with Kirby Bauer Disc Diffusion) and culture-independent (e.g. quantitative PCR) laboratory methods, environmental health, human exposures, air and water sampling methodologies

         Computing and modeling expertise in GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS), hydrological and space/time modeling (ArcGIS, Matlab), geostatistical and mathematical (Matlab, R, Python), database (SQL), other competencies (LaTex, Linux)

         Study design for human and environmental sampling with Institutional Review Board clearance and additional ethics trainings, community driven participatory research (CDPR)

         Data collection and database management

Current Projects

         Space/time modeling of microbial pollution in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin with respect to sources and attenuating factors with emphasis on antimicrobial resistance

         Microbial pollution monitoring and modeling during and after Hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina

         Spatial modeling of antimicrobial resistance in air around confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in eastern North Carolina


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