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Richard Gersberg, PhD , is Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.

Gersberg is a professor of environmental health and specializes in water quality research and limnology. He has broad experience working with both chemical and microbiological pollutants and risk assessments. 


He has worked in diverse aquatic systems including constructed wetlands, freshwater rivers and streams, bays and estuaries, and inland saline and coastal marine waters. His major research areas are constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment, microbial and chemical risk assessment, bioremediation of organic pollutants, wastewater-based epidemiology, and metagenomics of microbial communities.


Gersberg has a BS in Biology from City University of New York, an MS in Biology from University of Houston, and a PhD in Microbiology from University of California, Davis.  

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