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Mimi will use the Fulbright year to conduct research on the drinking water quality supplied to Indian cities. Cities in India, and other low- to middle-income communities received piped drinking water only intermittently to their households. The infrequent delivery of drinking water to these homes impacts the water quality, which in turn impacts the health of the families that use it. As part of her PhD dissertation, Mimi will be studying the specific impact that intermittently-piped drinking water has on microbial drinking water quality. The results of the study will be used to make recommendations on improvements to drinking water quality, with the goal of providing better health outcomes.