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Jill Roberts, PhD

Jill Roberts, PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Info

  • Office: CPH 1130
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  • Academic Phone: 8139746985
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  • PHD, University of South Florida, 2006
  • MS, University of Texas, 2003
  • MPH, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, 1998
  • BS, Indiana University, 1996


Environmental Health Microbiology


  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Emerging Diseases
  • Food Safety
  • Bioterrorism


Dr. Robert's 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.