Lee Voth Gaeddert

Dr. Lee Voth-Gaeddert

Dr. Lee E. Voth-Gaeddert, PE, REHS, ASEP is a Research Professor and Senior Global Futures Scientist at ASU. He actively consults for the United Nations and is an affiliate researcher at the Center for Indigenous Health Research in Guatemala and Wits Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit in South Africa. Dr. Voth-Gaeddert is a professional environmental engineer, US registered sanitarian, certified systems engineer, and a certified emergency responder with 10+ years of experience in solving complex global challenges in water, sanitation, antimicrobial resistance, food security, and public health.

Dr. Voth-Gaeddert has worked for numerous US Government entities including the US State Department, USAID, the Peace Corps, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, along with several UN entities and consulting firms with the aim of providing support to countries in meeting SDG targets. He engages with local embassies and AID missions to better integrate policy, practice, and research in bolstering science diplomacy. In his work, Dr. Voth-Gaeddert has also been a part of hurricane recovery missions in the Caribbean, food insecurity responses in Central America, and emergency work on transboundary animal diseases in Southeast Asia. 

His research is at the nexus of technological innovation, human-technology systems, and convergence research frameworks. He has worked in 10+ countries in North and Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia incorporating mechanistic and statistical modeling, information and communications technologies, environmental microbiology and bioinformatic methods, and machine learning and artificial intelligence. Dr. Voth-Gaeddert has 30+ peer-reviewed publications and 70+ (inter)national presentations.