Dr. Debra E. Huffman – Scientific Advisor

Dr. Huffman is a nationally recognized water sanitation microbiologist. She is the Director of the Center for Healthy Beaches and Coasts of the College of Marine Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her prior professional career includes research positions at the University of South Florida and management positions at ARM Medical Laboratory in Clearwater, Florida.

Dr. Huffman is a prolific researcher, author of many publications. She is the invited Lecturer for many meetings and symposiums covering a broad range of microbiology issues related to water sanitation. Among the topics she frequently discusses are the in-depth evaluation of alternative technologies for the removal of microbial contaminants, the study of emerging pathogens, the evaluation of small water systems and the detection and control of Cryptosporidium.

She has an extensive consulting career, advising the federal government, research institutions and private industry on microbiological water contamination issues. Dr. Huffman is active in a large number of national and international committees and water professional associations, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Bennett Sallmon Memorial Award in Microbiology, presented by the American Society of Microbiology.

She holds a B.S. degree in Biotechnology, a MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational Health, and a Ph.D (Novel method for the Filtration Removal of Cryptosporidium Oocysts) from the University of South Florida.

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