Biography of Dr. Janet E. Stout, Ph.D.

Janet E. Stout, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Janet E. Stout, Ph.D., is a Microbiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where she is working on Legionella detection and disinfection.

Dr. Stout also is research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Some of her recent projects have focused on the eradication of Legionella from hospital water systems by copper-silver ionization and chlorine dioxide, and the molecular epidemiology of Legionnaires' disease.

As the author of numerous peer reviewed papers in the area of Legionnaires' disease, Dr. Stout's work has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and the Journal of the American Water Works Association.  Dr. Stout also has contributed chapters to books on Legionnaires' disease.  She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.  Dr. Stout is also a member of the ASHRAE Legionella guideline Committee.

Dr. Stout holds a Ph.D. and a Masters degree in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her BS in biology from Clarion State College, Clarion, Pennsylvania.