Erin K. Lipp

Dean's Office, Office of Academic Affairs, Environmental Health Science
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Dean's Office, Office of Academic Affairs, Environmental Health Science

  • Education

    PhD, Marine Science, University of South Florida, 1999

    BA, Biology, New College of Florida, 1994

  • More About

    Courtesy Professor in:

    • Department of Microbiology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Marine Science,Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
    • Odum School of Ecology
  • Areas of Expertise

    Research: marine microbial ecology, aquatic microbial ecology, pathogen ecology, climate change and waterborne disease, disease ecology

    Teaching: public health microbiology, environmental microbiology, aquatic microbiology


    microbial ecology, infectious disease, climate change, waterborne pathogens

  • Affiliations

    Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

    Member in American Society for Microbiology, Association for the Study of Limnology and Oceanography, and the American Meteorological Society

  • Course Instruction

    EHSC 4310 and 4310L – Environmental Microbiology (spring terms)

    EHSC 7310 – Public Health Microbiology (fall terms, even years)

    EHSC 8310 – Advanced Topics in Aquatic Microbiology and Health (fall terms, odd years)

    EHSC 8410 – Oceans and Human Health (not offered on a regular basis)

    Dr. Lipp teaches courses in microbiology from an environmental health perspective. These include an upper level undergrad course in environmental microbiology and grad classes in public health microbiology and aquatic microbiology.

  • Research Interests

    Research in Dr. Lipp’s lab is centered around microbial ecology and environmental microbiology and its interface with both public and ecosystem health. She works on issues ranging from water and sanitation to climate change to coral disease ecology. Currently, her lab is focused on understanding population dynamics of bacterial pathogens in the context of their role in microbial community structure in aquatic systems and environmental factors that cause significant shifts in their abundance.