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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Staci L. Simonich

Superfund Research Program

Staci L. Simonich

Oregon State University
Department of Environmental Toxicology
1141 Ag. Life Sciences Building
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Phone: 541-737-9194
Fax: 541-737-0497


Hazardous Waste Sites

American Creosote Works Superfund Site

  • Oregon State University: Formation of Hazardous PAH Breakdown Products in Complex Environmental Mixtures at Superfund Sites

St. Maries Creosote Superfund Site

  • Oregon State University: Formation of Hazardous PAH Breakdown Products in Complex Environmental Mixtures at Superfund Sites

Wyckoff Co./Eagle Harbor

  • Oregon State University: Formation of Hazardous PAH Breakdown Products in Complex Environmental Mixtures at Superfund Sites



  • Trine LS, Davis EL, Roper C, Truong L, Tanguay RL, Simonich SL. 2019. Formation of PAH derivatives and increased developmental toxicity during steam enhanced extraction remediation of creosote contaminated Superfund soil. Environ Sci Technol 53(8):4460-4469. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b07231 PMID:30957485


  • Chibwe L, Davie-Martin C, Aitken MD, Hoh E, Simonich SL. 2017. Identification of polar transformation products and high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in contaminated soil following bioremediation. Sci Total Environ 599-600:1099-1107. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.190 PMID:28511355


  • Chlebowski A, Tanguay RL, Simonich SL. 2016. Quantitation and prediction of sorptive losses during toxicity testing of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and nitrated PAH (NPAH) using polystyrene 96-well plates. Neurotoxicol Teratol 57:30-38. doi:10.1016/ PMID:27170619
  • Teeguarden J, Tan Y, Edwards SW, Leonard JA, Anderson KA, Corley RA, Kile ML, Simonich SL, Stone D, Tanguay RL, Waters KM, Harper SL, Williams DE. 2016. Completing the link between exposure science and toxicology for improved environmental health decision making: the aggregate exposure pathway framework. Environ Sci Technol 50(9):4579-4586. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05311 PMID:26759916 PMCID:PMC4854780


  • Ding J, Zhong J, Yang Y, Li B, Shen G, Su Y, Wang C, Li W, Shen H, Wang B, Wang R, Huang Y, Zhang Y, Cao H, Zhu Y, Simonich SL, Tao S. 2012. Occurrence and exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives in a rural Chinese home through biomass fuelled cooking. Environ Pollut 169:160-166. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.10.008 PMID:22209516 PMCID:PMC3645489
  • Manzano C, Hoh E, Simonich SL. 2012. Improved separation of complex polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures using novel column combinations in GCxGC/ToF-MS. Environ Sci Technol 46:7677-7684. doi:10.1021/es301790h PMID:22769970 PMCID:PMC3423902
  • Shen G, Tao S, Wei S, Zhang Y, Wang R, Wang B, Li W, Shen H, Huang Y, Chen Y, Chen H, Yang Y, Wang W, Wang X, Liu W, Simonich SL. 2012. Emissions of parent, nitro, and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from residential wood combustion in rural China. Environ Sci Technol 46(15):8123-8130. doi:10.1021/es301146v PMID:22765266 PMCID:PMC3415380
  • Shen G, Tao S, Wei S, Zhang Y, Wang R, Wang B, Li W, Shen H, Huang Y, Chen Y, Chen H, Yang Y, Wang W, Wei W, Wang X, Liu W, Wang X, Simonich SL. 2012. Reductions in emissions of carbonaceous particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from combustion of biomass pellets in comparison with raw fuel burning. Environ Sci Technol 46(11):6409-6416. doi:10.1021/es300369d PMID:22568759 PMCID:PMC3377013
  • Shen G, Tao S, Wei S, Zhang Y, Wang R, Wang B, Li W, Shen H, Huang Y, Wang W, Wang X, Simonich SL. 2012. Retene emission from residential solid fuels in China and evaluation of retene as a unique marker for soft wood combustion. Environ Sci Technol 46(8):4666-4672. doi:10.1021/es300144m PMID:22452486 PMCID:PMC3352239
  • Zhong J, Ding J, Su Y, Shen G, Yang Y, Wang C, Simonich SL, Cao H, Zhu Y, Tao S. 2012. Carbonaceous particulate matter air pollution and human exposure from indoor biomass burning practices. Environ Eng Sci 29(11):1038-1045. doi:10.1089/ees.2011.0543


  • Madeen EP, Larkin A, Siddens LK, Krueger SK, Lohr CV, Anderson KA, Simonich SL, Williams DE, Baird WM. 2011. Transplacental exposure to individual environmental carcinogens or mixtures, and dietary intervention as a chemoprevention strategy. In: Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting Oct. 24-25. Lexington, KY.
  • Schrlau J, Geiser L, Hageman KJ, Landers D, Simonich SL. 2011. Comparison of lichen, conifer needles, passive air sampling devices, and snowpack as passive sampling media to measure semi-volatile organic compounds in remote atmospheres. Environ Sci Technol 45:10354-10361. doi:10.1021/es202418f PMID:22087860 PMCID:PMC3245801
  • Wang W, Simonich SL, Giri B, Chang Y, Zhang Y, Jia Y, Tao S, Wang R, Wang B, Cao J, Lu X. 2011. Atmospheric concentrations and air-soil gas exchange of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in remote, rural village and urban areas of Beijing-Tianjin region, North China. Sci Total Environ 409:2942-2950. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.021 PMID:21669328 PMCID:PMC3718390 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Wang W, Simonich SL, Wang W, Giri B, Zhao J, Xue M, Cao J, Lu X, Tao S. 2011. Atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations and gas/particle partitioning at background, rural village, and urban sites in the North China Plain. Atmos Res 99(2):197-206. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.10.002
  • Zhang Y, Tao S, Ma J, Simonich SL. 2011. Transpacific transport of benzo[a]pyrene emitted from Asia. Atmos Chem Phys 11:11993-12006. doi:10.5194/acp-11-11993-2011


  • Siddens LK, Castro DJ, Larkin A, Simonich SL, Arlt VM, Phillips DH, Löhr C, Krueger SK, Williams DE, Baird WM, Swanson HI. 2010. Skin and transplacental carcinogenesis in mice following application of individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and environmental mixtures. In: Biological Radical Intermediates VIII Proceedings. Barcelona, Spain.
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