Dr. Craddock earned a PhD in Toxicology and Environmental Health from the University of Maryland. She is interested in teaching and conducting research on matters of water quality and global health, specifically regarding antibiotic resistance, a critical public health issue both globally and in Israel.
At Ben-Gurion University, in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Dr. Craddock will use diverse cutting-edge, next-generation sequencing technologies to evaluate the impact of household wastewater reuse on levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in livestock and agricultural products among the Israeli Bedouin. She also plans to use these findings alongside socio-behavioral data to identify appropriate and feasible public health interventions to reduce environmental exposure pathways for such bacteria in this population.
Dr. Craddock is known for her strong dedication to improving global environmental health. In addition to her regular teaching responsibilities, she has spent time overseeing undergraduates on the Ethiopia team of Public Health Without Borders, and mentoring students at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel.