Marilyn Roberts

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

1959 NE Pacific St
Box 357234
DEOHS School of Public Health
Seattle, WA 98195-

206-543-8001
marilynr@uw.edu

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.

Education

PhD Microbiology, University of Washington, 1978

MS Microbiology, University of Washington, 1977

BS Microbiology, University of Washington, 1973

In the News

Fox host Pete Hegseth boasts he doesn't wash hands. Doctors are appalled.
The Daily Beast, 02/14/2019

How gross are gym locker rooms? The amount of germs these researchers found will floor you.
Bustle, 08/30/2018

Germs at the airport, and the teams that fight them.
USA Today, 05/23/2018

Germs at the airport, and the teams that fight them
USA Today, 05/23/2018

How gross is going barefoot in a locker room shower?
Vice, 02/17/2017

Hospital bed sheets might spread a serious gastrointestinal disease
Pacific Standard , 11/08/2016

Sorry, your bath towels are probably pretty gross
Yahoo Beauty, 09/30/2016

Sorry, but your loofah is probably really nasty
Yahoo Beauty, 09/22/2016

Sorry, but Your Loofah Is Probably Really Nasty
Yahoo Beauty, 09/22/2016

New superbug resistant to last-line of antibiotics: study
AFP/Yahoo News, 11/19/2015