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Education 

PhD, Environmental Engineering: College of Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
MS, Environmental Engineering: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS, Civil Engineering: College of Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Biography

Kari Sholtes, PhD, is a practicing civil and environmental engineer who has worked as a project engineer and project manager in the private and public sectors and with non-governmental organizations. Her PhD research focused on ultraviolet light disinfection systems and appropriate applications of drinking water treatment technologies.

Sholtes has spent her career supporting underrepresented communities in developing their water infrastructure with an emphasis on understanding and meeting stakeholders’ complex needs and streamlining/simplifying operations.

Published Work 

Sholtes K.A., Lowe K, Walters G.W., Sobsey, M.D., Linden K.G., Casanova L.M. (2016) Comparison of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes and low pressure mercury-arc lamps for disinfection of water. Environmental Technology. 37(17) 2183-3.

Mettee Zarecki SL1, Bennett SD, Hall J, Yaeger J, Lujan K, Adams-Cameron M, Winpisinger Quinn K, Brenden R, Biggerstaff G, Hill VR, Sholtes K, Garrett NM, Lafon PC, Barton Behravesh C, Sodha SV. (2013) U.S. Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infections Associated With Aquatic Frogs, 2008-2011. Journal of Pediatrics. 131(4): 724-31.

Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, Pan-American Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011) Water Safety Plan: St Lucia. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010) Community Health Worker Training Materials for Cholera Prevention and Control. Online. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010) Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Aquatic Frogs–United States, 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 8;58(51):1433-6.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009) Guidance documents: Guidance for workers exposed to human waste, cholera survival in composting latrines, and chlorination of drinking water in high-density polyethylene containers.

International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. (2008) Safe Water for All: Harnessing the Private Sector to Reach the Underserved. Online.

Kari Sholtes Curriculum Vitae