Erica Fuhrmeister (she/her), PhD

Principal Investigator


Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

School of Public Health, the University of Washington

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

School of Engineering, the University of Washington


Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of California, Berkeley

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Environmental Engineering - Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Fuhrmeister enjoys eating her way through Seattle's excellent culinary offerings. She has an affinity for anything sweet, especially doughnuts.

Angelo Ong

Graduate Student

Angelo is currently pursuing a master's degree in Environmental Health and received his bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington in 2019. He has spent three years working as a researcher in the Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab (EOHML) at UW. At EOHML, Angelo worked on numerous projects including SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance, disinfectant development and testing, and bacteriophage assays. He has wide interests in infectious diseases, environmental surveillance, and ecology in the human microbiome.

Lizi Rott

Graduate Student

Lizi is a 2nd year Master of Science candidate in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, studying environmental toxicology. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology, Health, and Society from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the epigenome, antibiotic resistance genetics, and water quality. She is currently working with Dr. Fuhrmeister for her Master’s thesis on a project relating One Health and antimicrobial resistance, in order to address knowledge gaps and barriers.

In her free time, Lizi spends time playing ultimate frisbee, bouldering, and has recently taken up paddle boarding as well. She also likes exploring new restaurants, and is constantly searching for the best fried fish in Seattle.

Ruohan Hu (she/her)

Undergraduate Student

Ruohan is a junior undergraduate majoring in public health-global health at University of Washington. She is interested in water quality, climate change, biostatistics, and is also open to exploring other fields!

In her free time, Ruohan likes hiking, cycling, or just walking around Seattle.

Anysiah Taylor (she/her)

Undergraduate Student

Anysiah Taylor is a 3rd year at the University of Washington currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Public Health-Global Health. Recently she conducted field research in the Peruvian Amazonia exploring the intersections between the built environment and public health. Anysiah is interested in infectious disease prevention and response, public health policy interventions, environmental justice, and One Health.

Anysiah likes to spend time with her family, friends and dog Rafiki.