Julie L. Kinzelman
BS Medical Technology `84 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Supervisory Management Certificate `90 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MS Clinical Laboratory Sciences `02 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; PhD Microbiology/Public Health from the University of Surrey, Robens Center for Public and Environmental Health, Guildford, UK
Research Scientist/Laboratory Director, City of Racine Health Department Laboratory, Racine, Wisconsin, and Associate Lecturer, Department of Geosciences/Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Julie’s research has played a pivotal role in improving the water quality of our local beaches. She has become part of a network of researchers who are concerned with the health of the Great Lakes. Her current project involves testing water quality at beaches in real time. Her protocol can identify the presence of bacteria, like e-coli, in a few hours before beaches are open to the public, prompting the authorities to take appropriate action in seeing the public is not exposed to a potentially dangerous environment.
In addition to being the Laboratory Director, managing the department’s $500,000 budget, Julie holds academic positions at UW-Parkside, UWM’s College of Health Sciences, and the University of Surrey, England. She also serves as an affiliate scientist at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. Since graduating from UWM, she has authored 25 publications and three book chapters. She consults in the United States, Canada, Ireland and Scotland.