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Elizabeth Scott, Susan Duty and Karen McCue.2009.  A Critical Evaluation of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria of medical interest on commonly touched household surfaces in relation to household demographics. American Journal of Infection Control, 37, 6, 447-453.

Dr. Elizabeth Scott's comments about this study on MRSA in the home were published in the New York Times.  See http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/health/22mrsa.html?_r=1

Public Health Agency of Canada with assistance of Elizabeth Scott. 2009. Cleaning Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Gastrointestinal Illness Within the Home. www.phac-aspc.gc.ca.

Elizabeth Scott & Nancie Herbold. Submitted 3/09.  An In-home Video Study and Questionnaire Survey of Food Preparation, Kitchen Sanitation, and Hand Washing Practices for  publication in the Journal of Environmental Health as a Feature article.

Elizabeth Scott. Op-ed on Norovirus. ?Wash your hands; stave off flu virus? Eureka (CA) Sunday Reporter. February 3, 2008

Nancie Herbold and Elizabeth Scott. 2008. A pilot study describing infant formula preparation and feeding practices. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 18, 6, 451-459.

Bloomfield, S, Exner, M, Farra, GM & Scott, EA. 2008. Prevention of the spread of infection- the need for a family ?centered approach to hygiene education. Eurosurveillance, 13(22):pll=18889
Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=18889

Elizabeth Scott, PhD, Susan Dury, PhD  and Maureen Callahan*, BS. 2008. A Pilot Study to Isolate Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA from Environmental surfaces in the Home. American Journal of Infection Control, 36, 6, 458-460.

Elizabeth Scott, PhD and Karabeth Vanick*, BA. 2007.  A survey of hand hygiene practices on a college campus. American Journal of Infection Control, 35, 10, 694-696.

SELECTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Erica N. Boswell*, David Gullette, PhD and Elizabeth Scott, PhD. . A pilot study to evaluate efficiency of plastic Biosand filtration units in removing coliforms from drinking water:  A model for application to rural communities in the developing world. Muddy River Symposium 4/2009 and ENEBC, 4/2009

(Note: this poster has been accepted for presentation at the APHA annual meeting in Philadelphia in November 09)

Elizabeth Scott and Nancie Herbold,  2008. An In-Home Video Study of Consumer Food Preparation and Sanitation Practices.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Diiego, CA. 10/2008.

Elizabeth Scott and Karabeth Vanick* , 2007. A survey of hand hygiene practices on the Simmons campus using Zoomerang. Simmons College Faculty Showcase.

Diana Bruen* and Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Premature spoilage of pre-packaged spinach.  2007. Society for Applied Bacteriology Annual Meeting. Cardiff, Wales.

Asja Asceric* and Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Pre-packaged spinach: Is bagged better? 2007. Society for Applied Bacteriology Annual Meeting. Cardiff, Wales.

Susan Duty, Elizabeth Scott, Vivian Rabe*, Martha Guimond*, Kathleen Simpson*, Maureen Callahan*, Julia Clark*, JulieDelprato*, Kristen Bourque*. A pilot study to identify the distribution and determinants of indicator and pathogenic target bacteria in homes with healthcare workers, young children and pets. 2006. APHA Annual Meeting. Boston.

Nancie Herbold and Elizabeth Scott. A pilot study describing infant formula preparation and feeding practices of mothers. 2006. APHA Annual Meeting. Boston.

Oskwarek, Laura* and Scott, E. 2004. Developing a model for characterizing the cleaning properties of different mopping procedures under practical conditions. Eastern New England Biological Conference. Quincy College, April 24. A Pilot Study Describing the Hygienic Feeding Practices of Mothers and Childcare Providers.

Project Goals and Objectives To describe infant formula preparation and feeding practices by mothers or child care providers for infants under the age of six months.

Questions to be answered:

Do mothers and child care providers practice hygienic infant formula preparation and storage techniques? (left over formula how stored for how long-refrig temp) Is the infant formula preparation area sanitary? Does the mother/child care provider follow safe and sanitary cleanup techniques? Do mothers and child care providers practice safe and sanitary infant feeding techniques?

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Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D.
Department of Biology

Nancie Herbold, Ed.D., R.D.
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