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Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Staff


Ann Grimm

Title: Supervisory Biologist

EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division

EPA Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch

Narrative:
Research in the Biohazard Assessment Research Branch focuses on the development of methods to detect parasites and viruses in water and to identify human exposure to these microorganisms. Once developed, these methods are used to better characterize the impact of microbial contaminants on human health and the environment. In addition, novel approaches of evaluating water quality are being investigated, including the use of sentinel animals such as mussels for the concentration and detection of pathogens.

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Wisconsin, 1995
  • B.S. in Genetics, Ohio State University, 1989

Professional Experience:

  • Branch Chief, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH 2004-present
  • Research Biologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH 2000-2004
  • Postdoctoral Associate, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1995-1998
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1989-1995

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • International Society for Exposure Science

Select Awards and Honors:

  • US EPA Science Achievement Award, 2011
  • EPA Bronze Medal Team Award, 2011
  • EPA Award for Excellence, 2005-2006
  • EPA Bronze Medal Team Award, 2005
  • Quality Step Increase, 2005
  • Scientific and Technical Achievement Award, Level III, 2003

Select Presentations:

  • Grimm, A.C. Research on Emerging Pathogens by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Presentation at Michigan Section, American Water Works Association (AWWA) Research and Technical Practices Seminar, Bath, MI, May 18, 2010
  • Grimm, A.C. and G.S. Fout. Microbial Occurrence in the Environment. Symposium co-chair at the International Society for Exposure Science Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 1-5, 2009
  • Grimm, A.C. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regulation and Management of Waterborne Viruses. International Symposium on Waterworks Technology Seoul 2007, Seoul, South Korea, August 27-28, 2007.
  • Grimm, A.C. An Overview of Pathogen Research in the Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Workshop on Innovative Approaches for Detecting Microorganisms in Water. Cincinnati, OH, June 18-20, 2007.
  • Grimm, A.C. Molecular Detection Methods. Global Water Research Coalition Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, November 6, 2006
  • Grimm, A.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pathogen Research, Global Water Research Coalition Pathogen Workshop, Paris, France, December 8-9, 2005
  • Grimm, A. C., C. M. Newport, and G. S. Fout. Development of Molecular Methods to Identify Emerging Viruses, US EPA Region/ORD Emerging Pathogens Workshop, Fort Meade, MD September 5-7, 2001
  • Grimm, A. C., and G. S. Fout. Development of a Molecular Method to Identify the Emerging Pathogen Hepatitis E in Water Samples, Fifteenth Annual Scientific Symposium of the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education, Cincinnati, OH October 20-22 , 1999

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:

Ann Grimm
Biohazard Assessment Research Branch
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: 513-569-7397
Email: grimm.ann@epa.gov

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