Workshop at Emory Brings Interdisciplinary Researchers Together to Discuss Exposure Assessments
In September of 2019, SaniPath researchers participated in a workshop supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of exposure assessment researchers in the WASH sector. The objectives of the workshop were four-fold:
Identify criteria under which to compare various exposure assessment approaches
Discuss lessons in exposure science from other sectors of environmental health to explore potential application to enteric pathogen exposure assessments
Critically review existing and emerging enteric pathogen exposure assessment approaches
Determine and define research priorities to help move the field of enteric pathogen exposure science forward
The takeaways from the workshop are described in a publication by Goddard, et al. (2020). In the paper, the SaniPath Tool is cited as an example of an exposure assessment tool that measures the important interaction between environmental contamination and behavioral drivers.