Research Results

Microbial ecology – the relationships among microorganisms and their environment

  • Pascal E. Saikaly, Peter G. Stroot, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2005). Use of 16S rRNA gene terminal restriction fragment analysis to assess the impact of solids retention time on the bacterial diversity of activated sludge. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71 (10) 5814-5822. doi:10.1128/AEM.71.10.5814-5822.2005
  • Gerlad K. Matar, Samik Bagchi, Kai Zhang, Daniel B. Oerther, and Pascal E. Saikaly. (2017). Membrane biofilm communities in full-scale membrane bioreactors are not randomly assembled and consist of a core microbiome. Water Research, 15; 123: 124-133. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.052

Gut microbiome – vast microbial ecosystem contributing to controlling weight, fighting infections, regulating sleep, and more

  • Regina Lamendella, Jorge W. Santo Doming, Shreya Ghosh, John Martinson, and Daniel B Oerther. (2011). Comparative fecal metagenomics unveils unique functional capacity of the swine gut. BMC Microbiology, 11 (1) 103. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-103
  • Lee E. Voth-Gaeddert, Olga Torres, J. Maldonado, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, Bruce E. Rittmann, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2019). Aflatoxin exposure, child stunting, and dysbiosis in the intestinal microbiome among children in Guatemala. Environmental Engineering Science, 36 (8). doi:10.1089/ees.2019.0104

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) – access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and proper hygiene reduce illness and death from infectious disease

  • Daniel W. Divelbiss, Dominic L. Boccelli, Paul A. Succop, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2013). Environmental health and household demographics impacting biosand filter maintenance and diarrhea in Guatemala: an application of structural equation modeling. Environmental Science and Technology, 47 (3) 1638-1645. doi: 10.1021/es303624a
  • Lee E. Voth-Gaeddert, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2019). Acute to chronic malnutrition: how significant water, sanitation, and hygiene factors change with health outcomes and geographies in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Journal of Environmental Health, 82 (1) 20-28.

Food and nutrition security and safety – the availability and access to appropriate and clean food

  • Lee E. Voth-Gaeddert, Matthew Stoker, Devin Cornell, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2019). What causes childhood stunting among children of San Vicente, Guatemala: employing complimentary, system-analysis approaches. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 221 (3) 391-399. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.01.001
  • Lee E. Voth-Gaeddert, Matthew Stoker, Olga Torres, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2019). The influence of local market and household factors on aflatoxin presence in maize and symptoms of its exposure to children in Guatemala. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 29. doi:10.1080/09603123.2019.1594721

Interprofessional research, education, practice, and policy – when nurses, engineers, and policy wonks learn to work together during their formative years of training

  • Sarah E. Oerther, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2019). A population health perspective on America’s opioid addiction, Perspectives in Public Health, 139 (4). doi:10.1177/1757913919851829
  • Sarah E. Oerther, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2018). Lessons learned in securing MONA PAC support, Missouri Nurse Winter 22-24
  • Sarah E. Oerther, P. Manjrekar, and Daniel B. Oerther. (2014). Utilizing mobile health technology at the bottom of the pyramid, Procedia Engineering, 78 (2014) 143-148. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.07.050
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