Janet Stout

Dr. Janet E. Stout is the Director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pa., and an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Stout is an international authority on Legionnaires’ disease, having studied Legionnaires’ disease for more than 30 years. The first to make the definitive link between the disease and contaminated hospital water systems, she has developed disinfection and control methods and strategies for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease and other waterborne pathogens. Dr. Stout is the author of more than 80 papers and book chapters on Legionnaires’ disease in water systems of homes, buildings, hospitals, hotels and utility water systems. Her recent studies include evaluation of “green technology” for microbial control in water.

She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and a member of the ASHRAE Legionella Standards Committee.

Dr. Stout received her master’s degree and PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BS in biology from Clarion State College, Clarion, Pa.

Contact Information: [email protected]; 412-281-5335