University of Washington School of Public Health

Marilyn Roberts - SPH Faculty Bio

Marilyn Roberts


Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

University of Washington
Office: F-161D
Box 357234
1959 NE Pacific St
DEOHS School of Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-543-8001

Research Interests

Environmental vancomycin resistant enterococci [VRE]. Environmental, clinical and occupational methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]. Antibiotic & mercury resistance genes in the environment. Bacterial genetics and gene exchange and comparing genomes using whole genome sequencing. Emerging and reemerging diseases. Molecular epidemiology. One Health and how the environment, humans and animals interact and share antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance genes and diseases with work with birds, cows, primates, orca whales and river otters.

Related Links

EOHS Biography Page
CV and Nomenclature center for Tetracycline and ML Resistance genes


PhD   Microbiology, University of Washington, 1978
MS   Microbiology, University of Washington, 1977
BS   Microbiology, University of Washington, 1973

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