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Shannon M. (Hunt) Griffin

Title: Biologist

EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division

EPA Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch

Narrative:
Shannon has been involved in the development and optimization of methods for detection of salivary antibody responses to waterborne pathogens as bioindicators of infection. Her research has also included developing and validating molecular methods to measure occurrence of microbial contaminants in water. She will continue research on application of the salivary antibody assays to epidemiological studies as tools for exposure assessment. In addition, she will continue work in molecular method development.

Education/Training:

  • M.S. Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 2006
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 2001

Professional Experience:

  • Biologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH 2009-present
  • Postgraduate Research Fellow, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, USEPA, ORD,
  • NCEA, Cincinnati, OH 2006-2009
  • Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2002-2006
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2002-2005
  • Research Fellow, Women in Science and Engineering Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2001-2001

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2008-present
  • American Society for Microbiology, 2003-present

Select Awards and Honors:

  • USEPA NERL Meritorious Research Support Award, 2011
  • USEPA ORD Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2010

Select Presentations:

  • Augustine, S.J., C. Curioso, T. Eason, S. Griffin, G.S. Fout, T. Wade, and K. Simmons. Development of a rapid and sensitive saliva-based, multiplex immunoassay to measure human exposure to waterborne pathogens. 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science. Baltimore, Maryland, October 2011.
  • Simmons, K.J., C. Curioso, T. Eason, S. Griffin, G.S. Fout, T. Wade, A. Egorov, and S.J. Augustine. A novel multiplexed immunoassay using salivary antibodies to detect human exposure to waterborne pathogens in drinking and recreational water. 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists. San Francisco, California, May 2011.
  • Egorov, A., T. Wade, S. Griffin, and G.S. Fout. Salivary antibody responses as an indicator of waterborne infections: pilot community study before and after installation of UV treatment. 2009 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science. Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2009.
  • Egorov, A.I., T.J. Wade, G.S. Fout, S.M. Hunt, K. Reilly. Salivary antibody as a novel indicator of incident waterborne infections. Can it help to evaluate the beneficial health effect of improvements in water treatment? Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) meeting. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, January 2009.
  • Brescia, C.C., M.W. Ware, S.M. Hunt, A.I. Egorov, and E.N. Villegas. Molecular genotyping of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts. 2008 Annual Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition of the American Water Works Association. Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2008.
  • Hunt, S.M., G.S. Fout, I.M. Chen, T.J. Wade and A.I. Egorov. Application of a multiplex immunoassay for detection of salivary antibody responses to selected potentially waterborne pathogens. 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society for Exposure Analysis. Pasadena, California, October 2008.
  • Fout, G.S., N.E. Brinkman, M.R. Karim, E.R. Rhodes, A. Egorov, S.M. Hunt. Methods for Measuring Occurrence and Exposure from Viruses in Drinking and Recreational Waters. International Seminar on the World Water Day, Future Direction of Improvement in Drinking Water Safety. Incheon, Korea, March 2008.
  • Brescia, C.C., M.W. Ware, S.M. Hunt, A.I. Egorov and E.N. Villegas. Molecular Genotyping of Viable Cryptosporidium Oocysts. Ohio and Indiana Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. Muncie, Indiana, March 2008.

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:

Shannon M. (Hunt) Griffin
Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Telephone: 513-569-7174
Email: griffin.shannon@epa.gov

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