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Superfund Research Program

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta

University of Arizona
Saguaro Hall, 310
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Phone: 520-621-0091
Fax: 520-621-1647


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter

  • University of Arizona: Research Translation Core



  • Huerta D, Schobel T, Alexander-Ozinskas A, Hild J, Lauder J, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Meltzer D, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2023. Probabilistic risk assessment of residential exposure to metal(loid)s in a mining impacted community. Sci Total Environ 872:162228. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162228 PMID:36791848 PMCID:PMC1002350
  • Shakya A, Dodson M, Artiola JF, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Root RA, Ding X, Chorover J, Maier RM. 2023. Arsenic in drinking water and diabetes. Water (Basel) 15(9):1751. doi:10.3390/w15091751
  • Zeider K, Manjon I, Betterton EA, Saez AE, Sorooshian A, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2023. Backyard aerosol pollution monitors: foliar surfaces, dust enrichment, and factors influencing foliar retention. Environ Monit Assess 195(10):1200. doi:10.1007/s10661-023-11752-2 PMID:37700111 PMCID:PMC10636967


  • Davis L, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2021. Participatory research for environmental justice: A critical interpretive synthesis. Environ Health Perspect 129(2):26001. doi:10.1289/EHP6274 PMID:33591210 PMCID:PMC7885999
  • Heusinkveld D, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Rodriguez-Chavez TB, Saez AE, Betterton EA, Rine K. 2021. Assessing children's lead exposure in an active mining community using the integrated exposure uptake biokinetic model. Expo Health 17:doi:10.1007/s12403-021-00400-0 PMID:34532608 PMCID:PMC8439183
  • Kaufmann D, Hamidi N, Palawat K, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2021. Ripple effect: communicating water quality data through sonic vibrations. Creativity and Cognition 1-7. doi:10.1145/3450741.3464947
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Walls R, Youens-Clark K, Blumberg K, Isaacs K, Kaufmann D, Maier RM. 2021. Alleviating environmental health disparities through community science and data integration. Front Sustain Food Sys 5:620470. doi:10.3389/fsufs.2021.620470 PMID:35664667 PMCID:PMC9165534
  • Rodriguez-Chavez TB, Rine K, Almusawi RM, O'Brien-Metzger R, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Betterton EA, Saez AE. 2021. Outdoor/indoor contaminant transport by atmospheric dust and aerosol at an active smelter site. Water Air Soil Pollut doi:10.1007/s11270-021-05168-2
  • Zeider K, Van Overmeiren N, Rine K, Sandhaus S, Saez AE, Sorooshian A, Munoz HC, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2021. Foliar surfaces as dust and aerosol pollution monitors: An assessment by a mining site. Sci Total Environ 790:148164. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148164 PMID:34380246 PMCID:PMC8362843


  • Davis L, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Buxner S. 2020. Engaging diverse citizen scientists for environmental health: recommendations from participants and promotoras. Citizen Science Journal 5(1):7. doi:10.5334/cstp.253 (in press)
  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2020. Environmental monitoring and exposure science dataset to calculate ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening. Data Brief 29:105050. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2019.105050 PMID:32055651 PMCID:PMC7005369


  • Hard HR, Brusseau ML, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2019. Assessing the feasibility of using a closed landfill for agricultural graze land. Environ Monit Assess 191:458. doi:10.1007/s10661-019-7579-9
  • Kaufmann D, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2019. Communicating the environmental health risk assessment process: formative evaluation and increasing comprehension through visual design. J Risk Research doi:10.1080/13669877.2019.1628098
  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2019. A dietary assessment tool to estimate arsenic and cadmium exposures from locally grown foods. Environ Geochem Health 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10653-019-00486-1 PMID:31845019
  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2019. Ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening: An exposure and risk assessment in legacy mining communities. Sci Total Environ 22:134639. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134639
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2019. Engaging with ethnically diverse community groups. Chapter 4 in: Environmental Health Literacy. Springer, pp.67-96.
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Tapper AE, Clough D, Carrera J, Sandhaus S. 2019. Understanding the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations associated with community gardening to improve environmental public health prevention and intervention. Int J Environ Res Public Health 16(3):494. doi:10.3390/ijerph16030494 PMID:30754611 PMCID:PMC6388228
  • Sandhaus S, Kaufmann D, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2019. Public participation, trust and data sharing: gardens as hubs for citizen science and environmental health literacy efforts. Int J Sci Educ B Commun Public Engagem 9:54-71. doi:10.1080/21548455.2018.1542752 PMID:31485378 PMCID:PMC6726431


  • Sandhaus S, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Kilungo A, Wolf AM, Sandoval F, Henriquez P. 2018. Combating climate injustices: an informal science and popular education approach to addressing environmental health disparities. Pedagogy Health Promot 4(4):260-269. doi:10.1177/2373379917751476
  • Virgone K, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Mainhagu J, Brusseau ML. 2018. Effective integrated frameworks for assessing mining sustainability. Environ Geochem Health 40(6):2635-2655. doi:10.1007/s10653-018-0128-6 PMID:29808248 PMCID:PMC6261701


  • Hawes MC, McLain J, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Curlango-Rivera G, Flores-Lara Y, Brigham LA. 2016. Extracellular trapping of soil contaminants by root border cells: new insights into plant defense. Agronomy (Basel) 6(1):5. doi:10.3390/agronomy6010005
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brody JG, Lothrop N, Loh M, Beamer P, Brown P. 2016. Improving environmental health literacy and justice through environmental exposure results communication. Int J Environ Health Res 13(7):690. doi:10.3390/ijerph13070690 PMID:27399755 PMCID:PMC4962231
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brody JG, Lothrop N, Loh M, Beamer P, Brown P. 2016. Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learning. Environ Health 15:2. doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0080-1 PMID:26748908 PMCID:PMC4707004
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Lothrop N, Wilkinson S, Root RA, Artiola JF, Klimecki WT, Loh M. 2016. Analyzing patterns of community interest at a legacy mining waste site to assess and inform environmental health literacy efforts. J Environ Stud Sci 6(3):543-555. doi:10.1007/s13412-015-0297-x PMID:27595054 PMCID:PMC5007004
  • Soleri D, Long JW, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Eitemiller R, Pandya R. 2016. Finding pathways to more equitable and productive public-scientist partnerships. Citizen Science Journal 1:1-11. doi:10.5334/cstp.46


  • Moreno Ramirez D, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Estrella-Sanchez R, Wolf AM, Kilungo A, Spitz AH, Betterton EA. 2015. Pollution prevention through peer education: a community health worker and small and home-based business initiative on the Arizona-Sonora border. Int J Environ Res Public Health 12(9):11209-11226. doi:10.3390/ijerph120911209 PMID:26371028 PMCID:PMC4586670
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brusseau ML, Artiola JF, Maier RM, Gandolfi A. 2015. Building a co-created citizen science program with gardeners neighboring a superfund site: The Gardenroots case study. Int Public Health J 7(1):PMID:25954473 PMCID:PMC4420190


  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brusseau ML, Artiola JF, Maier RM, Gandolfi A. 2014. Building a co-created citizen science program with gardeners neighboring a superfund site: The Gardenroots case study. Chapter 15 in: Public Health: Improving Health via Inter-Professional Collaborations. Nova Science Publishers, pp.183-201.
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brusseau ML, Artiola JF, Maier RM, Gandolfi A. 2014. Environmental research translation: enhancing interactions with communities at contaminated sites. Sci Total Environ 497-498:651-664. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.021 PMID:25173762 PMCID:PMC4186773


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