T Technicians, UUndergraduates, MMasters and DPhD  students supervised by Dr. Stewart are noted, as are PPost-doctoral researchers.

Referreed Papers/Articles – Published or In Press

  1. GerhardM, W, WS Choi, K Houck and J Stewart (2017). Water quality at points-of-use in the Galapagos Islands. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 220(2, Pt B): 485-493. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.01.010.
  2. HatcherD SM, S RhodesD, JR Stewart, E Silbergeld, N Pisanic, J Larsen, S JiangU, A Krosche, D Hall, K Carroll, CD Heaney (2016). The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among industrial hog operation workers, community residents, and children living in their households: North Carolina, USA. Environmental Health Perspectives. Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1289/EHP35.
  3. NadimpalliD, M, J Stewart, E Pierce, N Pisanic, DC Love, D Hall, J Larsen, K Carroll, T Tekle, TM Perl and CD Heaney (2016). Livestock-associated, antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and recent skin and soft tissue infection among industrial hog operation workers. PLOS ONE. 11(11): e0165713. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165713.
  4. WuP, J, Y Cao, B YoungM, Y Yuen, S JiangU, MelendezU, J Griffith and J Stewart (2016). Decay of coliphages in sewage-contaminated freshwater: Uncertainty and seasonal effects. Environmental Science and Technology. 50:11593-11601. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03916
  5. HatcherD, SM, KW MeyersM, CD Heaney, J Larsen, D Hall, MB Miller, JR Stewart (2016). Occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in surface waters near industrial hog operation spray fields. Science of the Total Environment. 565: 1028-1036. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.083
  6. OverbeyU, KN, SM HatcherD and JR Stewart (2015). Water quality and antibiotic resistance at beaches of the Galápagos Islands. Frontiers in Environmental Health. 3(64). 9 pages. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2015.00064
  7. Pisanic, N, M NadimpalliD, JL Rinsky, J Stewart, S Wing, DC Love, D Hall and CD Heaney (2015). Pig-2-Bac as a biomarker of occupational exposure to pigs and livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus among industrial hog operation workers. Environmental Research. 143(Pt A): 93-97. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.09.026
  8. Brown, J, O Cumming, J Bartram, S Cairncross, J Ensink, D HolcombD, J Knee, P Kolsky, K Liang, S Liang, R Nala, G Norman, R Rheingans, J Stewart, O Zavale, V Zuin and W-P Schmidt (2015). A controlled, before-after trial of an urban sanitation intervention to reduce enteric infections in children: research protocol for the Maputo Sanitation (MapSan) study, Mozambique. BMJ Open. 5(6). 12 pages. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008215
  9. NadimpalliD, M, N Pisanic, C Heaney and J Stewart (2015). Equivalence of influenza A virus RNA recovery from nasal swabs when lysing the swab and storage medium versus storage medium alone. Journal of Virological Methods. 217: 14–17. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2015.01.008
  10. Heaney, CD, KW MyersM, SB Wing, DJ Hall, D Baron and JR Stewart (2015). Source tracking swine fecal waste in surface water proximal to swine concentrated animal feeding operations. Science of the Total Environment. 511: 676-683. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.062
  11. Gentry-ShieldsD, J, K MyersM, N Pisanic, C Heaney and J Stewart (2015). Hepatitis E virus and coliphages in waters proximal to swine concentrated animal feeding operations. Science of the Total Environment. 505: 487-493. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.004
  12. NadimpalliD, M, Jl Rinsky, S Wing, D Hall, J Stewart, J Larsen, KE Nachman, DC Love, E PierceM, N Pisanic, J Strelitz, L Harduar-Morano, CD Heaney (2015). Persistence of livestock-associated antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among industrial hog operation workers in North Carolina over 14 days. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 72(2): 90-99. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102095
  13. Sanger, D, A Blair, G DiDonato, T Washburn, S Jones, G Riekerk, E Wirth, J Stewart, D White, L Vandiver and AF Holland (2015). Impacts of coastal development on the ecology of tidal creek ecosystems of the US southeast including consequences to humans. Estuaries and Coasts. 38(Suppl 1): 49. doi: 10.1007/s12237-013-9635-y
  14. Schinasi, L, S Wing, KL Augustino, KM Ramsey, DL Nobles, DB Richardson, LB Price, M Aziz, PDM MacDonald and JR Stewart (2014). A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region. Environmental Health. 13(1): 54. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-54
  15. Stewart, JR, FI Townsend, SM Lane, E Dyar, AA Hohn, TK Rowles, LA Staggs, RS Wells, BC Balmer and LH Schwacke (2014). Survey of antibiotic-resistant bacteria isolated from bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the southeastern USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 108(2): 91-102. doi: 10.3354/dao02705
  16. Love, DC, RA Rodriguez, CD Gibbons, JH Griffith, Q Yu, JR Stewart and MD Sobsey (2014). Human viruses and viral indicators in marine water at two recreational beaches in Southern California, USA. Journal of Water and Health. 12(1): 136-150. doi: 10.2166/wh.2013.078
  17. WuD, J, AD Gronewold, R Rodriguez, JR Stewart and MD Sobsey (2014). Integrating quantitative PCR and Bayesian statistics to quantify human adenoviruses in small volumes of source water. Science of the Total Environment. 470-471: 255-262. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.026
  18. JohnstonT, C, MN Byappanahalli, J MacDonald Gibson, JA Ufnar, RL Whitman and JR Stewart (2013). Probabilistic analysis showing that a combination of Bacteroides and Methanobrevibacter source tracking markers are effective for identifying waters contaminated by human fecal pollution. Environmental Science and Technology. 47(23): 13621-13628. doi: 10.1021/es403753k
  19. Stewart, JR, AB Boehm, EA Dubinsky, T-T Fong, KD Goodwin, JF Griffith, RT Noble, OC Shanks, V Kannappan, and SB Weisberg (2013). Recommendations following a multi-laboratory comparison of microbial source tracking methods. Water Research. 47(18): 6829-6838. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.063
  20. Harwood, VJ, AB Boehm, LM Sassoubre, V Kannappan, JR Stewart, T-T Fong, M-P Caprais, RR Converse, D Diston, J Ebdon, JA Fuhrman, M Gourmelon, J Gentry-ShieldsD, JF Griffith, DR Kashian, RT Noble, H Taylor and M Wicki (2013). Performance of viruses and bacteriophages for fecal source determination in a multi-laboratory, comparative study. Water Research. 47(18): 6929-6943. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.064
  21. Layton, BA, Y Cao, DL Ebentier, KT Hanley, E Ballesté, J Brandão, MN Byappanahalli, RR Converse, AH Farnleitner, J Gentry-ShieldsD, ML Gidley, M Gourmelon, CS Lee, J Lee, S Lozach, T Madi, WG Meijer, RT Noble, L Peed, GH Reischer, R Rodrigues, JB Rose, A Schriewer, C Sinigalliano, S Srinivasan, JR Stewart, LC Van De Werfhorst, D Wang, R Whitman, S Wuertz, J Jay, PA Holden, AB Boehm, OC Shanks and JF Griffith (2013). Performance of human fecal anaerobe-associated PCR-based assays in a multi-laboratory method evaluation study. Water Research. 47(18): 6897-6908. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.05.060
  22. NadimpalliD, M, C Heaney and J Stewart (2013). Recovery of Staphylococcus aureus from enriched nasal swabs within 24 hours is improved with the use of multiple culture media. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 62(Pt 9): 1365-1367. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.058248-0
  23. SchinasiD, L, S Wing, PDM MacDonald, DB Richardson, JR Stewart, KL Augustino, DL Nobles and KM Ramsey (2013). Medical and household characteristics associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital. PLOS ONE. 8(8): e73595. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073595
  24. Rinsky, JL, M NadimpalliD, S Wing, D Hall, D Baron-Hall, LB Price, J Larsen, M Stegger, J Stewart and CD Heaney (2013). Livestock-associated methicillin and multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus is present among industrial, not antibiotic-free livestock workers in North Carolina. PLOS ONE. 8(7): e67641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067641
  25. Gentry-ShieldsD, J, A Wang, RM Cory and JR Stewart (2013). Determination of specific types and relative levels of qPCR inhibitors in environmental water samples using excitation-emission matrix spectroscopy and PARAFAC. Water Research. 47(10): 3467-3476. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.03.049
  26. Gentry-ShieldsD, J and J Stewart (2013). Similar concentration and extraction recoveries allow for use of Turnip Crinkle Virus as a spike and recovery control for Enteroviruses in water. Journal of Virological Methods. 189(2): 250-257. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.02.013
  27. RownyM, J and JR Stewart (2012). Characterization of nonpoint source microbial contamination in an urbanizing watershed serving as a municipal water supply. Water Research. 46(18): 6143-6153. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.09.009
  28. Gentry-ShieldsD, J, JG RownyM and JR Stewart (2012). HuBac and nifH source tracking markers display a relationship to land use but not rainfall. Water Research. 46(18): 6163-6174. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.09.016
  29. Rodríguez RA, Love DC, Stewart JR, Tajuba J, Knee J, Dickerson JW Jr, Webster LF, Sobsey MD (2012). Comparison of methods for the detection of coliphages in recreational water at two California, United States beaches. Journal of Virological Methods. 181(1): 73-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2012.01.013
  30. Shah, AH, AM Abdelzaher, H Phillips, R Hernandez, HM Solo-Gabriele, J Kish, G Scorzetti, JW Fell, MR Diaz, TM Scott, J Lukasik, VJ Harwood, S McQuaig, CD Sinigalliano, ML Gidley, D Wanless, A Agar, J Lui, JR Stewart, LR Plano and LE Fleming (2011). Indicator microbes correlate with pathogenic bacteria, yeasts, and helminthes in sand at a subtropical recreational beach site. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 110(6): 1571-1583. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.05013.x
  31. Abdelzaher, AM, M E Wright, C Ortega, AR Hasan, T Shibata, H M Solo-Gabriele, J Kish, K Withum, G He, SM Elmir, J A Bonilla, TD Bonilla, CJ Palmer, TM Scott, J Lukasik, VJ Harwood, S McQuaig, CD Sinigalliano, ML Gidley, D Wanless, LRW Plano, AC Garza, X Zhu, JR Stewart, JW Dickerson Jr, H Yampara-Iquise, C Carson, JM Fleisher and LE Fleming (2011). Daily measures of microbes and human health at a non-point source marine beach. Journal of Water and Health. 9(3): 443-457. doi: 10.2166/wh.2011.146
  32. WuD, J, RA Rodriguez, JR Stewart and MD Sobsey (2011). A simple and novel method for recovering adenovirus 41 in small volumes of source water. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 110(5): 1332-1340. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.04987.x
  33. GregoryT, JB, LF Webster, JF Griffith and JR Stewart (2011). Improved detection and quantification of norovirus from water. Journal of Virological Methods. 172(1-2): 38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2010.12.011
  34. JohnstonT, C, JA Ufnar, JR Griffith, J Gooch and JR Stewart (2010). A real time qPCR assay for the detection of the nifH gene of Methanobrevibacter smithii, a potential indicator of sewage pollution. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 109(6): 1946-1956. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2010.04824.x
  35. Rosario, K, EM Symonds, C Sinigalliano, J Stewart and M Breitbart (2009). Pepper mild mottle virus as an indicator of fecal pollution. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75(22): 7261-7267. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00410-09
  36. DiDonato, GT, JR Stewart, DM Sanger, BJ RobinsonT, BC Thompson, AF Holland and R. Van Dolah (2009). Effects of changing land use on the microbial water quality of tidal creeks. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 58(1): 97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.08.019
  37. Stewart, JR, RJ Gast, RS Fujioka, HM Solo-Gabriele, JS Meschke, LA Amaral-Zettler, E Del Castillo, MF Polz, TK Collier, MS Strom, CD Sinigalliano, PDR Moeller and AF Holland (2008). The coastal environment and human health: Microbial indicators, pathogens, sentinels and reservoirs. Environmental Health. 7(Suppl 2): S3. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-S2-S3
  38. KelseyD, RH, LF Webster, DJ Kenny, JR Stewart and GI Scott (2008). Spatial and temporal variability of ribotyping results at a small watershed in South Carolina. Water Research. 42(8-9): 2220-2228. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.11.038
  39. KlopchinM, J, JR Stewart, LF Webster and PA Sandifer (2008). Assessment of environmental impacts of a colony of free-ranging rhesus monkeys (Macca mulatta) on Morgan Island, South Carolina. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 137: 301-313. doi: 10.1007/s10661-007-9766-3
  40. Siewicki, TC, T Pullaro, W Pan, S McDaniel, R Glenn and J Stewart (2007). Models of total and presumed wildlife sources of fecal coliform bacteria in coastal ponds. Journal of Environmental Management. 82(1): 120-132. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.12.010
  41. Stewart, JR, J Vinjé, SJG Oudejans, GI Scott, & MD Sobsey (2006). Sequence variation among group III F+RNA coliphages from waters and swine lagoons. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72(2): 1226-1230. doi: 10.1128/AEM.72.2.1226-1230.2006
  42. Stewart, JR, JW Daugomah, DE Chestnut, DA Graves, MD Sobsey and GI Scott (2006). FRNA coliphage typing for microbial source tracking in surface waters. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 101(5): 1015-1026. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2006.03011.x
  43. Richter, J, M Livet, J Stewart, G Scott, G Feigley (2005). Coastal terrorism: Using tabletop discussions to enhance infrastructure through relationship building. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Nov. (Suppl). S45-S49. PMID: 16205543
  44. Vinjé, J, SJG Oudejans, JR Stewart, MD Sobsey and SL Long (2004). Molecular detection and genotyping of male-specific coliphages by reverse transcription-PCR and reverse line blot hybridization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70(10): 5996-6004. doi: 10.1128/AEM.70.10.5996-6004.2004
  45. Noble, RT, SM Allen, AD Blackwood, W Chu, SC Jiang, GL Lovelace, MD Sobsey, JR Stewart, and DA Wait (2003). Use of viral pathogens and indicators to differentiate between human and nonhuman fecal contamination in a microbial source tracking comparison study. Journal of Water and Health. 1(4): 195-208. PMID: 15382724
  46. Stewart, JR, RD Ellender, JA Gooch, S Jiang, SP Myoda, & SB Weisberg (2003). Recommendations for microbial source tracking: Lessons from a methods comparison study. Journal of Water and Health. 1(4): 225-231. PMID: 15382726