Environmental and Occupational Health

Jill Roberts, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office: MDC 56
Voice Mail: (813) 974-5594
Fax: (813) 974-4986
Email: jroberts@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF

2003

Education

B.S. Indiana University, 1996
M.P.H. University of South Florida, 1998
M.S. University of Texas, 2003
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2006

Discipline

Environmental Health
Microbiology

Specialization

Molecular Epidemiology
Bacteriology
Emerging Diseases
Food Safety
Bioterrorism

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography

My research interests are in the use of molecular techniques such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and other DNA-based methods to characterize microorganisms from sources such as foods, clinicial samples, environmental samples and others. The goal of these projects is to corrrelate the molecular data with epidemiological information about the bacteria tested including likely source of contamination, associated disease, antibiotic resistance, etc.