Ph.D. Student Profile

Jesse  Contreras, MPH, B.S.

Jesse Contreras, MPH, B.S.

  • Doctoral Student


MPH; Global Health Epidemiology; University of Michigan (2016)
BS; Public Health; University of Texas at Austin (2014)

Research Interests & Projects

My research focuses on waterborne pathogens and diarrheal diseases in children under five in low- and middle-income countries. My interests include social and environmental influences on disease transmission, water access and sanitation coverage, and epidemiologic methodology for waterborne diseases.

My current research projects study wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation in Mexico and its effects on children’s health.

Selected Publications

Contreras JD, Meza R, Siebe C, Rodríguez-Dozal S, et al. Health risks from exposure to untreated wastewater used for irrigation in the Mezquital Valley, Mexico: A 25-year update. Water Research. 2017;123:834-850. Available at: