Phillip Butterfield, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Research Professor
University of Colorado – Boulder, B.S.
University of Colorado – Boulder, M.S.
Montana State University, Ph.D.
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.
Phillip Butterfield is an Associate Research Professor in the Office of Research, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. 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.