Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Ayse Ercumen

Assistant Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources

Mirela Tulbure

Contact Information

Jordan Hall Addition 2225
Raleigh, NC

Ayse Ercumen joined NC State in January 2019 as part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Global WaSH). She is an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Ercumen’s research focuses on environmental disease transmission, waterborne infections, drinking water and recreational water quality, antimicrobial resistance and health impact evaluations of environmental interventions. She has conducted research in Bangladesh, India, and the U.S., including large-scale randomized controlled trials and cohort studies. 

Ercumen holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained her Master of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics and her Master of Science in environmental engineering from UC Berkeley, and completed her Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining NC State, Ercumen worked as a research scientist at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, where she conducted health impact evaluations of water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Ercumen has also held consultant positions at the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.