Coronaviruses, Environmental Health Microbiology, Environmental Sampling and Analysis, Microbial Risk Assessment
Lisa Casanova is an environmental health microbiologist whose research focuses on environmental transmission of infectious diseases. She is a part of a research team that employs mathematical models to investigate the role of environmental characteristics on the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in various settings. The team studies the extent to which changes in the environment could drive the course of the pandemic in the next few months. Casanova’s previous work includes evaluations of methods for protecting healthcare workers from exposure to viral diseases and studies of the survival of coronaviruses in water and on surfaces and objects.