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Phillip Butterfield, PhD, PE

Associate Research Professor


  • University of Colorado – Boulder, BS
  • University of Colorado – Boulder, MS
  • Montana State University, PhD

Past Academic Positions

Associate Research Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing

Research Scientist, University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Post-doctoral Associate, Montana State University, Center for Biofilm Engineering


Postma, J., Younglove, L.R., Odom-Maryon, T., Brooks, K., Burbacher, T.M., Butterfield, P.W., Butterfield, P.G., Cederblom, N., Grant, K., Beresford, S., Faustman, E.M. 2016. Hispanic Representation in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (online), 9(2), 66-77.

Additional Information

Phillip Butterfield is an Associate Research Professor in the Office of Research, at the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. He currently assists in the management of research grants, development of budgets and subcontracts for faculty, serves as the REDCap administrator, and develops tools to determine research metrics and compliance with research assurances.

His research has included directing the Grant County, WA, Vanguard study site of the National Children’s Study. He has assisted in the study of environmental health of children in rural homes, and in particular, their exposures from drinking groundwater. His research in environmental engineering has focused on the role biofilm plays in drinking water quality as well as in certain human diseases.

He has developed comprehensive tools to assist operators and managers of small water systems to protect public health by determining where their systems have the greatest potential risks for microbial contamination.

Phil Butterfield
Phillip Butterfield, PhD
Associate Research Professor