Gillian Tarr

Assistant Professor
Environmental Health
MPC Primary Research Areas

I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in foodborne and other enteric infections. My specific research interests include Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections, including its distribution, zoonotic transmission, virulence, and detection. I am interested in the attribution of enteric illness to clinically detected pathogens such as norovirus and C. difficile. My work also touches on diagnostic stewardship for enteric infections as a group, as a component of antibiotic stewardship. I use a variety of methodologic approaches in my work, including phylogenetic and spatial analysis.