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Tao Hong

Interests:  Quantitative risk estimation, contaminate fate and transport modeling, and Bayesian statistics analysis, stochastic and mechanistic model building

Biographical Information

Name:  Tao Hong
Title:  ORISE Post-doctoral Associate
Contact Info:
Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700
Phone: 706-355-8385
Email: hong.tao@epa.gov
Education
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, PA, 2011
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, PA, 2009
B.E. Environmental Engineering, TongJi University, Shanghai, 2007
Professional Experience
ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, 2012- 
Researcher, Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, Drexel University, 2007-2012
Instructor:  ENV 665, CIVE 615, CAEE 211, ENG 361, CIVE 320 and CIVE 330 Hydraulics, Drexel University
Professional Affiliations
Society of Risk Analysis, 2007-    
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors 2009-
American Society of Civil Engineers 2009-
Reviewer, Science of the Total Environment, 2010
Reviewer, PLoS ONE, 2011
Awards/Honors
George Hill, Jr. Fellowship, 2009-2010
Society of Risk Analysis Student Merit Award, 2008-2010
Society of Risk Analysis Dual Specialty Group Award, 2010-2011
F.E./E.I.T. Certification, April 2011
Publications and Presentations
Kyle C. Griffith, Tao Hong, Igor Burstyn, et al., "Comparison of Methods for Quantification of Surface Contamination with Microbial Spores in an Office Building" (submitted to Applied and Environmental Microbiology)
Tao Hong, and P.L. Gurian "Characterizing Bioaerosol Risk from Environmental Sampling" (submitted to Environmental Science and Technology)
Tao Hong, and P.L. Gurian "A Bayesian Approach to Model Calibration for Weaponized B. Anthracis Risk Assessment" (submitted to Environmental Science and Technology)
Tao Hong, P.L. Gurian, Y. Huang, and C.N. Haas, "Prioritizing Risks and Uncertainties from Intentional Release of Selected Category A Pathogens" PLoS ONE (accepted)
Tao Hong and Patrick Gurian. "A Bayesian Approach to Model Calibration for Weaponized B. Anthracis Risk Assessment", in U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Network Summit and Student Day, Washington DC, March, 2011.
Tao Hong, Patrick Gurian, and Charles Haas. "Prioritizing Risks and Uncertainties from Intentional Release of Selected Category A Pathogens", in The Twelfth Annual Research Day at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2010.
Tao Hong and P.L. Gurian, "A Bayesian Monte Carlo approach to model calibration for weaponized B. anthracis fate and transport", in Society for Risk Analysis 2010 Annual Meeting. 2010: Salt Lake City, UT (Student merit award)
Tao Hong, P.L. Gurian, and N.F.D. Ward, "Setting Risk-Informed Environmental Standards for Bacillus Anthracis Spores", Risk Analysis, 2010. 30 (10).
Yin Huang, Tao Hong, Timothy Bartrand, et al., "How Sensitive is Safe? Risk-based Targets for Ambient Monitoring of Pathogens", IEEE Sensor Journal, 2010. 10 (3).
Tao Hong and P.L. Gurian, "Key Uncertainties in Risk Informed Standards for B. Anthracis", in 2nd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response. 2009. Beijing, Atlantis Press.
Tao Hong and P.L. Gurian, "Key uncertainties for determining cleanup standards for B. anthracis", in 3rd Annual DHS University Network Summit. 2009: Washington D.C.
Tao Hong and P.L. Gurian, "Key uncertainties in risk informed standards for B. anthracis", in 2nd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response. 2009: Beijing, China.
Tao Hong and Patrick Gurian. "Identifiability Analysis for Fate and Transport Model to Indoor Releasing Bacillus Antrhacis," in U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Network Summit and Student Day, Washington DC, March, 2009.
Tao Hong and Patrick Gurian. "Identifiability Analysis for Fate and Transport Model to Indoor Releasing Bacillus Antrhacis," in The Eleventh Annual Research Day at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2009.
Tao Hong and Patrick Gurian. "Input-output Correlation Sensitivity Analysis for Environmental Standards for Bacillus Anthracis Spores" in The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA, July, 2009.
Tao Hong and Patrick Gurian. "Identifiability of Bioaerosol Transport and Risk Models by Environmental Sampling", in Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, December, 2009.
Tao Hong and P.L. Gurian, "Surface sampling areas required to inform risk-based responses to B. anthracis contamination", in Society for Risk Analysis 2008 Annual Meeting. 2008: Boston, MA (Student merit award)
Tao Hong, Patrick Gurian, Nicholas Dudley Ward. "Analytical Equations Relating Aerosol Risk to Surface Concentrations", in U.S. Department of Homeland Security University Network Summit and Student Day, Washington DC, March, 2008.
Tao Hong, Patrick Gurian, Nicholas Dudley Ward. "Analytical Equations Relating Aerosol Risk to Surface Concentrations", in The Joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Homeland Security Conference on Real-World Applications and Solutions for Microbial Risk Assessment, Bethesda, MD, April, 2008.
Tao Hong, Patrick Gurian, and Nicholas Dudley Ward. "Relating Environmental Concentrations of B. Anthracis to Human Health Risk", in The Tenth Annual Research Day at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.
Yin Huang, Tao Hong, Timothy Bartrand, Patrick L. Gurian, Charles N. Haas, Ran Liu and Sushil Tamrakar “How Sensitive is Safe? Risk-based Targets for Ambient Monitoring of Pathogens”, in International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, Hoboken, NJ, June, 2008.
Yin Huang, Tao Hong, Timothy Bartrand, Patrick L. Gurian, Charles N. Haas, Ran Liu and Sushil Tamrakar. "Benefit-cost Analysis to Develop Targets for Ambient Air Sampling", in Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, December, 2008.
 

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