Laura Suppes, Ph.D.
Laura M. Suppes, PhD, MPH, REHS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She received her MPH in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota and PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Arizona. Her research interests are chemical and biological hazard identification and remediation in water, exposure assessment, and Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment, (primarily in recreational water environments). Dr. Suppes has served on the Model Aquatic Health Code Technical Review Committee, Pool and Hot Tub Alliance Education Cadre, and is a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance instructor of the Certified Pool Operator course. She has consulted for the National Environmental Health Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assisting health departments compare state and local pool codes to the Model Aquatic Health Code. Her most recent research focuses on assessing the impact of cyanic acid on gastrointestinal illness risk among swimmers, exploring float tank facility operating practices, and assessing risk associated with PFAS exposures.