Dr. Huffman is a nationally recognized water sanitation
microbiologist. She is the Director of the Center for Healthy Beaches and Coasts
of the College of Marine Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her prior
professional career includes research positions at the University of South Florida
and management positions at ARM Medical Laboratory in Clearwater, Florida.
Dr. Huffman is a prolific researcher, author of many publications. She is the
invited Lecturer for many meetings and symposiums covering a broad range of microbiology
issues related to water sanitation. Among the topics she frequently discusses
are the in-depth evaluation of alternative technologies for the removal of microbial
contaminants, the study of emerging pathogens, the evaluation of small water systems
and the detection and control of Cryptosporidium.
She has an extensive consulting career, advising the federal government, research
institutions and private industry on microbiological water contamination issues.
Dr. Huffman is active in a large number of national and international committees
and water professional associations, and she is the recipient of several awards,
including the Bennett Sallmon Memorial Award in Microbiology, presented by the
American Society of Microbiology.
She holds a B.S. degree in Biotechnology, a MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational
Health, and a Ph.D (Novel method for the Filtration Removal of Cryptosporidium
Oocysts) from the University of South Florida.