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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: University of Arizona: Research Translation Core

Superfund Research Program

Research Translation Core

Project Leader: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta
Co-Investigators: Mark L. Brusseau, Janick F. Artiola, Raina M. Maier
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2005-2020
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  • 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


  • Brusseau ML, Pepper IL, Gerba CP, eds. 2019. Environmental and Pollution Science, 3rd Edition Academic Press,
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Loh M, Sugeng AJ, Lothrop N, Klimecki WT, Cox M, Wilkinson S, Lu Z, Beamer P. 2016. Multimedia exposures to arsenic and lead for children near an inactive mine tailings and smelter site. Environ Res 146:331-339. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2015.12.011 PMID:26803211
  • 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
  • Rehman Z, Khan S, Qin K, Brusseau ML, Shah MT, Din I. 2016. Quantification of inorganic arsenic exposure and cancer risk via consumption of vegetables in southern selected districts of Pakistan. Sci Total Environ 550:321-329. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.094 PMID:26820935 PMCID:PMC4833018
  • 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
  • Zarate OA, Brody JG, Brown P, Perovich L, Matz J. 2016. Balancing benefits and risks of immortal data: participants' views of open consent in the personal genome project. Hastings Cent Rep 46(1):36-45. doi:10.1002/hast.523 PMID:26678513 PMCID:PMC4871108


  • Lothrop N, Wilkinson S, Verhougstraete M, Sugeng AJ, Loh M, Klimecki WT, Beamer P. 2015. Home water treatment habits and effectiveness in a rural Arizona community. Water (Basel) 7(3):1217-1231. doi:10.3390/w7031217 PMID:26120482 PMCID:PMC4479291
  • 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


  • Beamer P, Sugeng AJ, Kelly MD, Lothrop N, Klimecki WT, Wilkinson S, Loh M. 2014. Use of dust fall filters as passive samplers for metal concentrations in air for communities near contaminated mine tailings. Environ Sci Process Impacts 16(6):1275-1281. doi:10.1039/c3em00626c PMID:24469149 PMCID:PMC4038653
  • Maier RM, Diaz-Barriga F, Field JA, Hopkins J, Klein B, Poulton MM. 2014. Socially responsible mining: the relationship between mining and poverty, human health and the environment. Rev Environ Health 29(1-2):83-89. doi:10.1515/reveh-2014-0022 PMID:24552962 PMCID:PMC4739650
  • 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



  • Pepper IL, Gerba CP, Brusseau ML. 2006. Environmental and Pollution Science, Edition 2 Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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