Peer-reviewed publications

Betancourt,WQ, Gerba, CP. 2016. Rethinking the significance of reovirus in water and wastewater. Food Environ. Virol. 8:161-173. 

Kulkarni P, Olson N, Raspanti G, Rosenberg Goldstein R, Gibbs SG, Sapkota A, Sapkota AR. 2017. Antibiotic concentrations decrease during wastewater treatment but persist at low levels in reclaimed water. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Jun 21;14(6). 

Rosenberg Goldstein RE, Kleinfelter L, He X, Micallef SA, George A, Gibbs SG, Sapkota AR. 2017. Higher prevalence of coagulase-negative staphylococci carriage among reclaimed water spray irrigators. Science of the Total Environment. 595(1):35-40. 

Gerba, C. P., Betancourt, W. Q., and Kitajima, M. 2017. How much virus reduction is needed for recycled water: A continuous changing need for assessment? Water research, 108, 25-31. 

Gerba, C. P. and W. Q. Betancourt. 2017. Viral aggregation: impact on virus behavior in the environment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51:7316-7325. 

Chopyk J, Allard S, Nasko DJ, Bui A, Mongodin EF, Sapkota AR. 2018. Agricultural freshwater pond supports diverse and dynamic bacterial and viral populations. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 792. 

Betancourt, W. Q., S. Abd-Elmaksoud and C. P. Gerba. 2018. Efficiency of reovirus concentration from water with positively charges filters. Food and Environmental Virology. Food Environ. Virol. 10:209-111. 

Gerba, C. P., W. Bentancourt, M. Kitajima and C. Rock. 2018. Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by recycled water treatment processes. Water Research. 133: 282-288. 

Rock C, Brassill N, J. Dery, D. Carr, J. E. McLain, K. R. Bright, and C. P. Gerba. 2018. Review of Recycled Water Quality Criteria and Risk-based Implications for Irrigated Produce under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule Corresponding. Environ. Res. 172:616-629. 

Li, T, McCluskey, JJ, Messer, KD. 2018. Ignorance Is Bliss? Experimental Evidence on Wine Produced from Grapes Irrigated with Recycled Water. Ecological Economics, 153,100-110. 

Kulkarni P, Olson ND, Paulson JN, Pop M, Maddox C, Claye E, Rosenberg Goldstein RE, Sharma M, Gibbs SG, Mongodin EF, Sapkota AR. 2018. Conventional wastewater treatment and reuse site practices modify bacterial community structure but do not eliminate some opportunistic pathogens in reclaimed water. Science of the Total Environment, 639:1126–1137. 

Murray R, Rosenberg Goldstein RE, Maring E, Pee D, Aspinwall K, Wilson S, Sapkota AR. 2018. Prevalence of microbiological and chemical contaminants in private drinking water wells in Maryland, USA. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1686. 

Gerba, C. P., W. Bentancourt, M. Kitajima and C. Rock. 2018.  Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by recycled water treatment processes. Water Research. 133: 282-288. 

Betancourt, W. Q., S. Abd-Elmaksoud and C. P. Gerba. 2018. Efficiency of reovirus concentration from water with positively charges filters. Food Environ. Virol.10:209-111. 

Kecinski, M., and K.D. Messer. 2018. Mitigating Public Concerns About Recycled Drinking Water: Leveraging the Power of Voting and Communication. Water Resources Research. 54, 8, 5300-5326. 

Savchenko, O., M. Kecinski, T. Li., K.D. Messer, H. Xu. 2018. Fresh Foods Irrigated with Recycled Water: A Framed Field Experiment on Consumer Responses. Food Policy 80, 103-112. 

Masaaki K., C.M. Rock, C.P. Gerba, & W. Betancourt. 2018. Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by advanced water treatment processes. Water Research.133; 282-288. 

Rivadeneira, P.K., C.M. Rock, J.E.T. McLain, N. Brassill, R. Urzua, & J. Dery. 2018. E. coli Prevention and Control in Fresh Produce from Farm-to-Fork. Arizona Cooperative Extension, #AZ1767. 

Rock, C.M., J.E.T. McLain, N. Brassill, J. Dery, & P. Rivadeneira. 2018. E. coli, Water Quality, Food Safety, and Human Health. Arizona Cooperative Extension, #AZ1763-2018. 1. 

Dery, J.,C.M. Rock, J.E.T.McLain, & D. Gerrity. 2018. Common Terms in Water Recycling and Agricultural Irrigation. Arizona Cooperative Extension, #AZ1762-2018. 

Rivadeneira, P., Rock, C.M., McLain, J., Brassill, N., Dery, J.L., Urzua, R. 2018. E. coli Prevention and Control in Fresh Produce from Farm-to-Fork. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. AZ1767-2018. 

Rock C.M., R. Poppenga, N. Ashbolt, A. Mikolon, B. Pecson, & D. Smith. 2018. Potential Risks of Using Disinfected Tertiary Recycled Water for Watering Livestock in California. State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water Sacramento, California USA/ National Water Research Institute. p. 1–194. 

Kumar GD and Ravishankar S. 2018. Ozonized water with plant antimicrobials: An effective method to inactivate Salmonella enterica on iceberg lettuce in the produce wash water. Environmental Research, 169.  

Whiting, A., M. Kecinski, T. Li, K.D. Messer, and J. Parker. 2019. The Importance of Selecting the Right Messenger: A Framed Field Experiment on Recycled Water Products.Ecological Economics. 161(7): 1-8. 

Allard SM, Callahan MT, Bui A, Ferelli A, Chopyk J, Chattopadhyay S, Mongodin EF, Micallef SA, Sapkota AR†. 2019. Creek to Table: Tracking fecal indicator bacteria, bacterial pathogens, and total bacterial communities from irrigation water to kale and radish crops. Science of the Total Environment, 666, 461-471. 

Cordery A, Rao AP, Ravishankar S. 2019. Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils, Plant Extracts and their Applications in Foods- A Review.  Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 7(2): 76-89. 

Chopyk J, Kulkarni P, Nasko DJ, Bradshaw R, Kniel KE, Chiu P, Sharma M, Sapkota AR. 2019. Zero-valent iron sand filtration reduces concentrations of virus-like particles and modifies virome community composition in reclaimed water used for agricultural irrigation. BMC Research Notes [In press]. 

Zhu L, Torres M, Betancourt WQ, Sharma M, Micallef SA, Gerba C, Sapkota AR, Sapkota A, Parveen S, Hashem F, May E, Kniel K, Pop M, Ravishankar S.  2019. Incidence of fecal indicator and pathogenic bacteria in reclaimed and return flow waters in Arizona, USA. Environ. Res. 170:122-127. 

Savchenko, O., M. Kecinski, T. Li., K.D. Messer. 2019. Reclaimed Water and Food Production: Cautionary Tales from Consumer Research. Environmental Research 170, 320-331. 

Dong, Y., C. Jiang, M.R. Suri, D. Pee, L. Meng, R.E. Rosenberg Goldstein. 2019.Groundwater level changes with a focus on agricultural areas in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, 2002-2016. Environmental Research. 171, 193-203. 

Callahan, M.T., Van Kessel, J.A. and Micallef, S.A., 2019. Salmonella enterica recovery from river waters of the Maryland Eastern Shore reveals high serotype diversity and some multidrug resistance. Environmental research, 168, 7-13. 

Panthi S, Sapkota AR, Raspanti G, Allard S Bui, A, CraddockH., Murray R, Shu L, East, C, Handy E, Callaha MT, Haymake, J, Kularni,P, Anderson B, Craighead S, GartleyS.,Gartly S, Vanore,A, Betancourt WQ, Ducan E, Fousr D, Sharma M, Micallef S A, Gerba, C  Parveen S, Hashman F, May E B, Kniel KS., Pop M, Ravishankar, S. 2019. Pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and disinfectants in agricultural water sources. Environ. Res. In press. 

Sapkota AR. 2019. Water reuse, food production and public health: Adopting transdisciplinary, systems-based approaches to achieve water and food security in a changing climate. Environmental Research, 171, 576-580. 

Kulkarni P, Raspanti GA, Bui AQ, Bradshaw RN, Kniel K, Chiu P, Sharma M, Sapkota A, Sapkota AR†. 2019. Zerovalent iron-sand filtration can reduce the concentration of multiple antimicrobials in conventionally treated reclaimed water. Environmental Research, 172, 301-309. 

Allard S, Solaiman S, Callahan MT, Bui A, Kelbick HC, Haymaker J, Foust D, Duncan R, Smyth E, Mongodin EF, Hashem F, Micallef S, Sapkota AR†. 2019. Quenching by sodium thiosulfate does not influence 16S rRNA gene sequencing profiles of reclaimed water from three sites in the Mid-Atlantic, United States. Environmental Research, 172:296-300. 

Haymaker J, Sharma M, Parveen S, Hashem F, May E, Handy E, White C, East C, Bradshaw R, Micallef SA, Callahan MT, Allard SM, Anderson B, Craighead S, Gartley S,Vanore A, Kniel KE, Solaiman S, Bui A, Murray R, Craddock HA, Kulkarni P, Foust D, Duncan R, Taabodi M, and Sapkota AR. 2019. Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing and atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in untreated surface water and reclaimed water in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Environmental Research, 172:630-636. 

Marik C, Anderson-Coughlin B, Bradshaw R, Kulkarni P, Craighead S, Gartley S, Sharma M, Kniel KE. 2019. The efficacy of zero valent iron-sand filtration on the reduction of Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes in surface water for use in irrigation. Environ Res. 173:33-39. 

Dery JL, Rock CM, Rosenberg Goldstein RE, Onumajuru C, Brassill N, Zozaya S, Suri MR. 2019. Understanding grower perceptions and attitudes on the use of nontraditional water sources, including reclaimed or recycled water, in the semi-arid Southwest United States. Environmental Research. 170:500-509. 

Rock C, Brassill N, Dery JL, Carr D, M, McLain JE, Bright KR, Gerba CP. 2019. Review of water quality criteria for water reuse and risk-based implications for irrigated produce under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, produce safety rule. Environmental Research. 172: 616-629. 

Suri MR, Dery JL, Pérodin J, Brassill N, He X, Ammons S, Gerdes M, Rosenberg Goldstein RE. US farmers' opinions on the use of nontraditional water sources for agricultural activities. Environmental Research. 172:345-357. 

Ellis, S.F., O.M. Savchenko, and K.D. Messer. 2019. What's in a name? Branding reclaimed water. Environmental Research. 172: 384-393.