Dr. Erin Lipp

Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Environmental Health Science Professor in the College of Public Health

Email: elipp@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-1221

Education: Ph.D. in Marine Science 1999, University of South Florida; B.A. in Biology 1994, New College of Florida

About: Dr. Lipp’s research interests include marine microbial ecology, aquatic microbial ecology, pathogen ecology, climate change and waterborne disease, disease ecology, infectious disease, and public health,  environmental, and aquatic microbiology. Research in Dr. Lipp’s lab is centered around microbial ecology and environmental microbiology and its interface with both public and ecosystem health. She works on issues ranging from water and sanitation to climate change to coral disease ecology. Currently, her lab is focused on understanding population dynamics of bacterial pathogens in the context of their role in microbial community structure in aquatic systems and environmental factors that cause significant shifts in their abundance.