David C. Love, PhD, MSPH


dlove-bioDave is the Project Director for Public Health and Sustainable Aquaculture Project  at the Center for a Livable Future (CLF).His current research at CLF addresses industrial food animal production from the sea (i.e. aquaculture) and its potential impacts on human health and the environment.

Dave’s interest in aquaculture began as a crabber, and an oyster and clam gardener growing up on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.His research background is in public health microbiology, water quality, and shellfish safety, which furthered an appreciation for the complex interactions between oceans and human health.

Prior to joining CLF, Dave was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Berkeley (Dr. Kara Nelson’s group) from 2008-2009 working on a variety of projects: tertiary wastewater treatment for crop irrigation, developing a novel drinking water filter, the role of sunlight to inactivate viruses, and fecal pollution in Southern California recreational beaches.His graduate research on shellfish and water quality was performed under Dr. Mark Sobsey in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Dave is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina.