Dr. Ayse Ercumen is an epidemiologist in NC State’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Her research focuses on potable and recreational water quality, the spread of diarrhea and soil-transmitted infections in low income regions, health impact assessments for WaSH projects, waterborne infections, and pathogen transmission risk through piped systems. Dr. Ercumen has led a variety of research projects using large-scale health impact assessments, cohort studies, and randomized controlled trials. She holds a PhD/MPH in Epidemiology, and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Interests: nutrition interventions, epidemiology, randomized trials, infrastructure, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and transmission pathways