About Asli Aslan

Dr. Asli Aslan is a water microbiologist and her primary research areas include microbial source tracking, health risk assessment of water resources and ecology of pathogens in the aquatic environment. Her research program bridges ecosystem and public health.
Dr. Aslan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Aslan holds PhD. and MSc. degrees from Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management. She has completed her post-doctoral studies at Michigan State University, College of Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Dr. Aslan has conducted and participated in several health-related water microbiology projects in countries including Turkey, Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania and USA, authored various manuscripts and presented in numerous conferences. She is currently the coordinator of International Collaboration for Sewage (IC Sewage); a global network that connects experts in water quality research. She has been serving in various state and federal agencies and organizations as an advisor, reviewer, scientific committee member and/or affiliated faculty (USEPA, NSF, ASPPH, Georgia Coastal Research Council, Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Michigan and Georgia DNR).
For more information please visit the "Water Quality Reseach Group" website: www.asliaslan.net


2013 Present Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
2015 Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Water supply-Health aspects, Water quality, Microbial ecology, Environmental microbiology, Water-Microbiology, Interdisciplinary STEM, and Rural Education

Honors and Awards

  • Nomination for DSAC Faculty Mentoring Award (2015)
  • Nomination for Public Health Student Association Faculty Mentorship (2013)
  • Travel Award for Young Investigators (Funded by North Pacific Marine Science Organization and Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, 2007)
  • Nutrients in Seawater Training Workshop Fellow (Funded by United Nations Global Environmental Facility, 2005)


  • Environmental Health (PUBH 6532-A)
  • Water Quality (ENVH 7232-A)
  • Environmental Health (PUBH 6232-1F)

Contact Information

501 Forest Dr. Hendricks Hall room 2027
Statesboro, GA 30458
Telephone: (912) 478-2565
Fax: (912) 478-0171


Funded Grants (7)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (14)

Conference Presentations and Proceedings (51)

Invited Speaker (17)

Other Publications (4)

Other Research Projects (16)

Technical Reports (12)

No Subject Area (4)