Meghan Milbrath

Meghan Milbrath, PhD, MPH



University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Doctor of Philosophy, December 2012

Department: Environmental Health Sciences, Advisors: Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, Dr. Olivier Jolliet

Dissertation: Individual-level heterogeneity in environmental risk assessment models

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Masters of Public Health, December 2004

Department: International Health and Development, Advisor: Dr. Carl Kendall

St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Bachelor of Arts with honors, May 2002

Department: Biology, Concentration: Environmental Sciences


Research Experience

Research Associate                                                                                       2012 – present

Dr. Huang Lab, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Research Assistant, Doctoral Candidate                                              2008 2012

Dr. Eisenberg Group, Miller Lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Assistant, Doctoral Candidate                                              2007 2009

Dr. Eisenberg Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Assistant, Doctoral Student                                                     2006 2008

Dr. Jolliet Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Assistant to Technical Officer, WHO                                                       2004


Peer Reviewed Publications

Cifuentes S, Trostle J, Milbrath MO, Trueba G, Baldeon M, Eisenberg J. 2012. An etiologic transition for fevers: dengue emergence in rural northwestern Ecuador. Submitted to Emerging Infectious Diseases

Milbrath MO, Spicknall IH, Zelner JL, Moe CL, Eisenberg JNS. 2012 Heterogeneity in norovirus shedding duration affects community risk.  Submitted to Epidemiology and Infection for review.

Schafrick N, Milbrath MO, Wilson M, Eisenberg JNS, Association between spatial clustering of Aedes aegypti and the characteristics of breeding containers in a Coastal Ecuadorian town. Submitted to American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Milbrath MO, Wenger Y, Chang CW, Emond C, Garabrant D, Gillespie BW, Jolliet O. 2008. Apparent Half-Lives of Dioxins, Furans, and PCBs as a Function of Age, Body Fat, Smoking Status, and Breastfeeding Environ Health Perspect 117 (3): 417 -425.

Jolliet O, Wenger Y, Milbrath MO, Garabrant DH, Jiang X, and Gillespie B. 2008. Pharmacokinetic Modeling to Support the Statistical Analysis of Blood Dioxin Concentration. Epidemiology. 19(6), S372, November Splt.

Other Publications

2008 Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, White Paper: ‘Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment and Impacts on Human Health’


2011 North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Poster: ‘Infectiousness Duration Heterogeneity Impacts Norovirus Outbreak Dynamics’

2010 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, GA, Poster: ‘Situation of Dengue in north coastal Ecuador’

2007 Dioxin 2007, Tokyo, Japan, Poster: ‘Apparent half-lives of dioxins, furans, and PCBs in Adults and children’, ‘Half-lives of dioxins, furans, and PCBs as a function of age, body fat, breastfeeding, and smoking status’
2007 ISEA, Milwaukee, WI; SRA, San Antonio, TX, Poster: ‘Apparent half-lives of dioxins, furans, and PCBs as a function of age, body fat, breastfeeding, and smoking status’

Awards and Fellowships

  • Interdisciplinary Program in Infectious Diseases Training Grant, 2009-2011
  • Global Health Research and Training Initiative Travel Fellowship, 2009
  • Rackham Student Research Grant, 2008, 2010
  • Shapiro Award, 2007
  • Departmental Scholarship, University of Michigan, 2006
  • Lamb Scholarship, Lions Club Scholarship, St. Olaf Scholarship, 3M Scholarship, 1998 – 2002

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Student Instructor, Environmental Ethics (ENVIRON 376)       2012                                                        
  • Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences (EHS 500), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI        2011, 2012
  • Arboretum Caretaker, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI        2008 – 2012
  • Teaching Assistant,  South East Michigan Beekeeping Association Beginner Bee School, MSU Tollgate Education Center, Novi, MI     2012


  • Development Board and chair, Student Advocates for Nutrition Community Garden, 2009 – 2011
  • Microbial and Clinical Epidemiology Journal Club – 2008 – 2011
  • Student Coordinator, MAC-EPID Microbial Ecology Symposia, 2008 – 2009
  • WIDTH PhD Research Symposium Planning Committee, 2008, 2009
  • Manuscript Review, Chemosphere, 2010, 2011
  • Member, South East Michigan Beekeeping Association, Michigan Beekeeping Association, Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers

Further Training

  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Summer Institute, Michigan State University Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, East Lansing, MI               2009                               
  • Individual-Based Modeling of Microbial Interactions and Processes PhD Course, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark  2008

Mentoring Experience

  • Graduate Student Mentor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito                        2009-2012
  • Graduate Student Mentor, University of Michigan School of Public Health              2008
Author: Zachary Huang

1 thought on “Meghan Milbrath

  1. Hi Meghan,

    This is Lynn Fox. I met you at the Bee Informational at the Ypsi Library last fall. I live in Chelsea.

    I’ve contacted a member of the City Council about getting a bee ordinance and sent her copies of both the Madison WI and the Ypsi ordinances.

    Wondered if you would have time on a Friday sometime between now and 2/17 to meet with me and the Council member, Jane Pacheco. She has Mondays and Fridays available, but Fridays would be better for me, if that would work for you. I might be able to swing something after 3 on a Monday.

    My phone number is 734-430-4131 c; address 5965 Sibley Rd. Hope to talk to you soon!

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