Scott Meschke

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Chair, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Box 354695
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Detection of viruses and bacteria in water and food. Environmental surveillance for viruses. Market prevalence of foodborne pathogens. Freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Viruses of anaerobic digesters. Microbiological quality of produce. Irrigation and produce wash-water quality. Health and environmental co-benefits of adaptive responses to climate impacts.

DEOHS Biography


JD Law, University of Kansas, 1993

PhD Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, 2001

MS Environmental Science, Indiana University, 1996

BS Biology, University of Kansas, 1991

In the News

Do face mask sprays actually work to protect against the coronavirus?
HuffPost, 01/28/2021

Flushing out COVID-19
DEOHS blog, 01/20/2021

COVID-19 in the wastewater: UW researchers track silent spreader in sewage
Q13 Fox, 01/11/2021

Boeing and Airbus study how coronavirus behaves during air travel
The Wall Street Journal, 05/26/2020

Thinking about expanding your quarantine circle? Here's what public health experts say
BuzzFeed News, 05/23/2020

6 ways to protect yourself from unsafe drinking water
Men's Health, 08/01/2019

You may want to check your emergency water, because we did and ours was ... MOLDY
KUOW, 11/01/2018

Can you get sick from air conditioning?
Gismodo, 07/31/2018

See if you're one of the 250 million Americans whose drinking water is laced with cancer-linked pollutants
Patch, 07/26/2017

How future superstorms could overwhelm today's wastewater infrastructure
KUOW Earth Fix, 03/16/2017