• Research Scientist, Global WACh

Liz Blanton, MPH, is working as a Research Scientist for Global WACh across multiple studies. She earned her MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a BS in Microbiology from University of Texas. Most recently, she has worked as a Research and Evaluation Advisor at I-TECH supporting HIV teams in South Sudan, the Caribbean and Tanzania. Prior to coming to the University of Washington she spent four years working at PATH in their Safe Water Program and Reproductive Health teams. She began her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working in the Enterics Epidemiology Branch where she spent eight years working extensively on international diarrheal research studies and safe water and sanitation studies and evaluations. She has worked in in numerous countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, including Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. She is originally from Austin, Texas but has lived in Seattle for 10 years with her partner, Stevan, and Ruby (her rescue pup).


  • MPH, Emory University
  • BS, Microbiology, University of Texas
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