Dr. Jonathan Patz from Global Health Institute, UW-Madison visited the McLellan Lab.

Dr. Jonathan Patz from Global Health Institute, Wisconsin-Madison visited the McLellan lab to discuss climate, water and health, and toured the UW Milwaukee – School of Freshwater Sciences.

Dr. Patz visited the estuary site where the Mclellan lab has sampling equipment deployed to quantify the amount of untreated sewage that enters the lake for failing infrastructure such as leaking pipes or illicit connections.

Dr. Patz and Dr. McLellan recall their sampling adventures from a few years ago. Data from the Mclellan lab is shown in the article Climate change and waterborne disease risk in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. (Am J Prev Med. 2008 Nov;35(5):451-8), authored by Patz JA*, Vavrus SJ, Uejio CK, McLellan SL.


Ryan Bartelme and Dr. Patz discuss alternative protein sources and recirculating aquaculture systems that move us towards sustainable food production.