Zachary Marsh – NoroCORE Food Virology

Zachary Marsh

Zachary Marsh
M.P.H., Epidemiology
Emory University
Advisor: Dr. Juan Leon

Prior to coming to Emory, Zachary received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Arkansas State University. His research involves the development of a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) model to evaluate the risk of human norovirus and hepatitis A virus contamination of produce. The model will assess risk factors at three stages – production, processing, and shipping – combined with dose-response information for norovirus and hepatitis A virus, to provide a full picture of the potential impact of produce contamination due to foodborne viruses. Zachary was described by his advisors as the ideal “student that NoroCORE looks to further develop,” as well as a “passionate scientist and public health practitioner who strives to make a meaningful difference.”