Ph.D. Student Profile

Leon  Espira

Leon Espira, M.P.H., M.Sc., B.Sc.


M.P.H General Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2015

M.Sc Physiology, University of Manitoba, 2009

B.Sc Genetics, University of Manitoba, 2004

Research Interests & Projects

My current research focuses on characterizing environmental pathogen loads to understand how sanitation interventions affect pathogen transmission and impact diarrheal disease risk, with study sites in Ethiopia and Mexico. In Mexico, I am studying how water treatment impacts  pathogen loads in canals that carry waste water for use in crop irrigation. In Ethiopia, I work in Addis Ababa, where I characterize how sanitation levels impact on the types of pathogens that cause diarrhea in infants.