Janet Stout, PhD
Dr. Janet E. Stout is president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Stout's expertise includes prevention and control strategies for Legionnaires’ disease, and is recognized worldwide for more than 30 years of pioneering research in Legionella.
A clinical and environmental microbiologist, her extensive research is published in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. To date, Dr. Stout has evaluated all major Legionella disinfection technologies in use today and continues to explore new approaches for Legionella detection and control.
An advocate for prevention, Dr. Stout assisted in developing the first Legionella prevention guideline in the United States, which has been adopted as a model by national and global health agencies and organizations. She also serves on the Legionella standard committee for the Cooling Technology Institute and on the ASHRAE committee for Legionella Guideline 12 and the SPC 188 committee for ANSI / ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Managment for Building Water Systems, which is the first US standard (June 2015).