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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Ingrid Y. Padilla

Superfund Research Program

Ingrid Y. Padilla

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
PO Box 9041
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00681
Phone: 787-832-4040 x3417
Email: ingrid.padilla@upr.edu

Projects

Hazardous Waste Sites

Naval Security Group

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Pesticide Warehouse I

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Pesticide Warehouse III

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

RCA del Caribe

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Scorpio Recycling

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Upjohn

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

V&M Albaladejo

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Vega Alta Public Supply Wells

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Vega Baja SWD

  • Northeastern University: Dynamic Transport and Exposure Pathways of Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems

Publications

2019

  • Torres NI, Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico. Environ Earth Sci (in press)

2018

  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Yu L, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. An efficient data management framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Shokri M, Vesper D, Herman EK, Rajic L, Hetrick KL, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Bulk Chemistry of Karst Sediment Deposits. In: 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Xu Z, Massei N, Padilla IY, Hartmann A, Hu B. 2018. Characterization, modeling, and remediation of karst in a changing environment. Environ Earth Sci 77:476. doi:10.1007/s12665-018-7660-7

2017

  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.
  • Padilla IY, Vesper D. 2017. Fate, transport, and exposure of emerging and legacy contaminants in karst systems: state of knowledge and uncertainty. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.33-49.
  • Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Torres NI. 2017. Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of use. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.231-235.
  • Torres NI, Padilla IY, Rivera VL. 2017. Potential exposure of emerging contaminants in tap water from karst groundwater sources. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.237-241.

2016

  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Improved regional groundwater flow modeling using drainage features: a case study of the central northern karst aquifer system of Puerto Rico (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 24(6):1463–1478. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Patterns of temporal scaling of groundwater level fluctuation. J Hydrol 536:485-495. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.018

2015

2014

  • Anaya AA, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Vesper D, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Estimating preferential flow in karstic aquifers using statistical mixed models. Ground Water 52(4):584-596. doi:10.1111/gwat.12084 PMID:23802921 PMCID:PMC3818453
  • Cantonwine DE, Cordero JF, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: distribution, temporal variability, and predictors. Environ Int 62:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.014 PMID:24161445 PMCID:PMC3874859

2013

2012

  • Ciblak A, Mao X, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Alshawabkeh I, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrode effects on temporal changes in electrolyte pH and redox potential for water treatment. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 47(5):718-726. doi:10.1080/10934529.2012.660088 PMID:22416866 PMCID:PMC3329560
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Case Study - Puerto Rico Test Site for Exploring Contamination Threats. In: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Hellweger F, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Field M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Review: Groundwater flow and transport modeling of karst aquifers, with particular reference to the North Coast Limestone aquifer system of Puerto Rico. Hydrogeology Journal 20(8):1441-1461. doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0897-4 PMID:23645996 PMCID:PMC3640320
  • Mao X, Yuan S, Fallahpour N, Ciblak A, Howard J, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrochemically induced dual reactive barriers for transformation of TCE and mixture of contaminants in groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 46(21):12003-12011. doi:10.1021/es301711a PMID:23067023 PMCID:PMC3493133
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Kaeli D. 2012. Temporal scaling of groundwater level fluctuations near a stream. Ground Water 50(1):59-67. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00804.x PMID:21352211

2011

  • Padilla IY, Irizarry C, Steele K. 2011. Historical contamination of groundwater resources in the North Coast Karst Aquifers of Puerto Rico. Dimension 3:7-12. PMID:24772197 PMCID:PMC3999440

2010

  • Silevitch M, Giese RW, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega MC, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2010. Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. New Delhi, India.

1999

  • Padilla IY, Yeh TJ, Conklin MH. 1999. The effect of water content on solute transport in unsaturated porous media. Water Resour Res 35(11):3303-3313. doi:10.1029/1999WR900171

1998

  • Padilla IY. 1998. Transport of nonreactive and volatile solutes in unsaturated porous media under wetting and draining conditions. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona.
  • Padilla IY, Conklin MH, Yeh TJ. 1998. The effect of water content on transport of trichloroethylene in unsaturated porous media. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 79(45):
  • Padilla IY, Conklin MH, Yeh TJ. 1998. Transport behavior of volatile organic compounds in unsaturated porous media under wetting and drying conditions for different water contents. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.

1997

  • Padilla IY, Yeh TJ, Conklin MH. 1997. The effect of water content on solute transport and mass transfer in unsaturated porous media. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 78:F330.

1996

  • Padilla IY, Conklin MH, Yeh TJ. 1996. The effect of soil wetting and drying processes on the transport behavior of volatile organic compounds in unsaturated porous media. In: Proceedings of the Hazardous Substance Research Center (HSRC) / Waste-Management Education & Research Consortium Joint Conference on the Environment.
  • Padilla IY, Conklin MH, Yeh TJ. 1996. Transport behavior of volatile organic compounds in unsaturated porous media under wetting and drying conditions for different water contents. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 77(46):F275.
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