Rochelle H. Holm, Ph.D., PMP

Associate Professor of Medicine

502-852-5873 E-mail

Education and Training

  • Ph.D.: Washington State University, Environmental Science

Research Interests

Dr. Holm is an Associate Professor in the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute. She specializes in water and sanitation technologies, environmental health to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable population groups and the role of fecal waste streams in public health surveillance.

Featured Publications

  • Holm RH, Pocock G, Severson MA, Huber VC, Smith T, McFadden LM. Using wastewater to overcome health disparities among rural residents. Geoforum. 2023 Aug;144:103816. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2023.103816. Epub 2023 Jun 26. PMID: 37396346; PMCID: PMC10292026.
  • Keith RJ, Holm RH, Amraotkar AR, Bezold MM, Brick JM, Bushau-Sprinkle AM, Hamorsky KT, Kitterman KT, Palmer KE, Smith T, Yeager R, Bhatnagar A. Stratified Simple Random Sampling Versus Volunteer Community-Wide Sampling for Estimates of COVID-19 Prevalence. Am J Public Health. 2023 Jul;113(7):768-777. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2023.307303. Epub 2023 May 18. PMID: 37200600; PMCID: PMC10262242.
  • Smith T, Holm RH, Keith RJ, Amraotkar AR, Alvarado CR, Banecki K, Choi B, Santisteban IC, Bushau-Sprinkle AM, Kitterman KT, Fuqua J, Hamorsky KT, Palmer KE, Brick JM, Rempala GA, Bhatnagar A. Quantifying the relationship between sub-population wastewater samples and community-wide SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Dec 20;853:158567. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158567. Epub 2022 Sep 6. PMID: 36084773; PMCID: PMC9444845.
  • LaJoie AS, Holm RH, Anderson LB, Ness HD, Smith T. Nationwide public perceptions regarding the acceptance of using wastewater for community health monitoring in the United States. PLoS One. 2022 Oct 11;17(10):e0275075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275075. PMID: 36219594; PMCID: PMC9553059.
  • McClary-Gutierrez JS, Aanderud ZT, Al-Faliti M, Duvallet C, Gonzalez R, Guzman J, Holm RH, Jahne MA, Kantor RS, Katsivelis P, Kuhn KG, Langan LM, Mansfeldt C, McLellan SL, Grijalva LMM, Murnane KS, Naughton CC, Packman AI, Paraskevopoulos S, Radniecki TS, Roman FA Jr, Shrestha A, Stadler LB, Steele JA, Swalla BM, Vikesland P, Wartell B, Wilusz CJ, Wong JCC, Boehm AB, Halden RU, Bibby K, Vela JD. Standardizing data reporting in the research community to enhance the utility of open data for SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance. Environ Sci (Camb). 2021;9:10.1039/d1ew00235j. doi: 10.1039/d1ew00235j. PMID: 34567579; PMCID: PMC8459677.
  • Holm RH, Hall RP, Muthukrishnan S, Munthali T, SindaM. Promoting multiple-use water services for smallholder rice farmer cooperative members in Karonga District, Malawi. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2021, 37(2), pages 321-338. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1765745 
  • Fontenele RS, Kraberger S, Hadfield J, Driver EM, Bowes D, Holland LA, Faleye TOC, Adhikari S, Kumar R, Inchausti R, Holmes WK, Deitrick S, Brown P, Duty D, Smith T, Bhatnagar A, Yeager RA 2nd, Holm RH, von Reitzenstein NH, Wheeler E, Dixon K, Constantine T, Wilson MA, Lim ES, Jiang X, Halden RU, Scotch M, Varsani A. High-throughput sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater provides insights into circulating variants. Water Res. 2021 Oct 15;205:117710. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117710. Epub 2021 Sep 25. PMID: 34607084; PMCID: PMC8464352.
  • Holm RH, Chunga BA, Mallory A, Hutchings P, Parker A. A Qualitative Study of NIMBYism for Waste in Smaller Urban Areas of a Low-Income Country, Mzuzu, Malawi. Environ Health Insights. 2021 Jan 11;15:1178630220984147. doi: 10.1177/1178630220984147. PMID: 33488091; PMCID: PMC7809301.