Date of Award

January 2023

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Public Health

First Advisor

Vasilis Vasiliou

Second Advisor

Ying Chen


The Gelman project is a cleanup initiative for 1,4-dioxane contamination caused by Gelman Sciences Inc, which might take years or decades to be finished. Document management becomes a challenge for the Gelman project since a substantial number of documents generated over the years can be lost during organizational changes. Scio Residents for Safe Water (SRSW) is a website that tries to integrate sources from different stakeholders for the Gelman project. Keeping them organized and engaged becomes another question. The thesis project aims to provide website management strategies to enhance user engagement and recommends data preservation strategies for this long-term cleanup project, based on the lessons learned from other initiatives with similar needs.


This is an Open Access Thesis.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access