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Karen Dannemiller

  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • Assistant Professor, COPH -Environmental Health Sci
  • Assistant Professor
  • 491B Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-4031

About

Research Interests
  • Integration of engineering with microbiology to address emerging health challenges and environmental concerns
  • Phylogenetics, metagenomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics

 

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Karen Dannemiller CV

Honors

  • April, 2017

    2017 Distinguished Denman Research Mentor Award.

  • January, 2016-
    December, 2016

    Laboratory Safety Dean's List.

  • May, 2009

    Outstanding Senior Award.

  • January, 2007-
    January, 2009

    Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society.

  • November, 2008

    2nd in National Poster Competition.

  • November, 2008

    3rd Place in the Northeast in Paper Competition.

  • November, 2008

    2nd Place in Rhode Island.

  • January, 2006-
    January, 2007

    Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award.

  • September, 2005

    Tylenol $10,000 National Scholarship.

  • 2018 Nominee for Early Career Innovator of the Year.

Journal Articles

2019

  • Dannemiller, K.; Peccia, J.; Weschler, C.; Hegarty, B. et al., 2019, "Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity." Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts
  • Zhang, S.; Shapiro, N.; Gehrke, G.; Castner, J. et al., 2019, "Smartphone App for Residential Testing of Formaldehyde (SmART-Form)." Building and Environment 148, 567-578 - 567-578.
  • Dannemiller, K., 2019, "Engineering Design for Environmental Health: A New Course Preparing Students to Address Interdisciplinary Challenges." Environmental Engineering Science 36, no. 2, 257-261 - 257-261.
  • Dannemiller, K., 2019, "Moving towards a robust definition for a “healthy” indoor microbiome." mSystems 4, no. 3,

2018

  • Hegarty, B.; Dannemiller, K.C.; Peccia, J., 2018, "Gene expression of indoor fungal communities under damp building conditions: Implications for human health." Indoor Air 28, no. 4, 548-558 - 548-558.
  • Castner, J.; Gehrke, G.E.; Shapiro, N.; Dannemiller, K., 2018, "Community interest and feasibility of using a novel smartphone-based formaldehyde exposure detection technology." Public Health Nursing
  • Cox, J.; Isiugo, K.; Ryan, P.; Grinshpun, S.A. et al., 2018, "Effectiveness of a portable air cleaner in removing aerosol particles in homes close to highways." Indoor Air 28, no. 6, 818-827 - 818-827.
  • Bope, A.; Weir, M.H.; Pruden, A.; Morowitz, M. et al., 2018, "Translating Research to Policy at the NCSE 2017 Symposium ‘Microbiology of the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Design." Microbiome 6, no. 160,

2016

2015

  • Yamamoto,Naomichi; Hospodsky,Denina; Dannemiller,Karen,C; Nazaroff,William,W; Peccia,Jordan, 2015, "Indoor Emissions as a Primary Source of Airborne Allergenic Fungal Particles in Classrooms." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 49, no. 8, 5098-5106 - 5098-5106.
  • K. C. Dannemiller, J. F. Gent, B. P. Leaderer, J. Peccia, 2015, Influence of housing characteristics on bacterial and fungal communities in homes of asthmatic children. Indoor Air DOI: 10.1111/ina.12205, DOI: 10.1111/ina.12205 - DOI: 10.1111/ina.12205.

2014

  • Yamamoto,Naomichi; Dannemiller,Karen,C; Bibby,Kyle; Peccia,Jordan, 2014, "Identification accuracy and diversity reproducibility associated with internal transcribed spacer-based fungal taxonomic library preparation." ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 16, no. 9, 2764-2776 - 2764-2776.
  • Dannemiller,Karen,C; Reeves,Darryl; Bibby,Kyle; Yamamoto,Naomichi; Peccia,Jordan, 2014, "Fungal High-throughput Taxonomic Identification tool for use with Next-Generation Sequencing ( FHiTINGS)." JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY 54, no. 4, 315-321 - 315-321.
  • Dannemiller,Karen,C; Lang-Yona,Naama; Yamamoto,Naomichi; Rudich,Yinon; Peccia,Jordan, 2014, "Combining real-time PCR and next-generation DNA sequencing to provide quantitative comparisons of fungal aerosol populations." ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT 84, 113-121 - 113-121.
  • Dannemiller,K,C; Mendell,M,J; Macher,J,M; Kumagai,K; Bradman,A; Holland,N; Harley,K; Eskenazi,B; Peccia,J, 2014, "Next-generation DNA sequencing reveals that low fungal diversity in house dust is associated with childhood asthma development." INDOOR AIR 24, no. 3, 236-247 - 236-247.

2013

  • Dannemiller,K,C; Murphy,J,S; Dixon,S,L; Pennell,K,G; Suuberg,E,M; Jacobs,D,E; Sandel,M, 2013, "Formaldehyde concentrations in household air of asthma patients determined using colorimetric detector tubes." INDOOR AIR 23, no. 4, 285-294 - 285-294.
  • Lang-Yona,Naama; Levin,Yishai; Dannemiller,Karen,C; Yarden,Oded; Peccia,Jordan; Rudich,Yinon, 2013, "Changes in atmospheric CO2 influence the allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus." GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 19, no. 8, 2381-2388 - 2381-2388.

2012

  • Lang-Yona,N; DANNEMILLER,K; Yamamoto,N; Burshtein,N; Peccia,J; Yarden,O; Rudich,Y, 2012, "Annual distribution of allergenic fungal spores in atmospheric particulate matter in the Eastern Mediterranean; a comparative study between ergosterol and quantitative PCR analysis." ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 12, no. 5, 2681-2690 - 2681-2690.

2011

  • Low,Swee,Yang; Dannemiller,Karen; Yao,Maosheng; Yamamoto,Naomichi; Peccia,Jordan, 2011, "The allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia is influenced by growth temperature." FUNGAL BIOLOGY 115, no. 7, 625-632 - 625-632.

Presentations

  • "The nexus of housing characteristics, indoor microbial communities, and asthma severity." 2017, Presented at Microbiology of the Built Environment Research and Applications Symposium,
  • "Phthalate Degradation in Floor Dust due to Abiotic and Biotic Processes." 2017, Presented at Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professor (AEESP),
  • "Strategies, tools, and tips for teaching in environmental engineering and sciences." 2017, Presented at Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professor (AEESP),
  • "Using Digital PCR to Improve Quantitative Measurement of Microbial DNA in the Built Environment." 2017, Presented at QIIME 2 Workshop,
  • "Improving Quantitative Measurement of Microbial DNA in Homes with Digital PCR." 2017, Presented at U21 Undergraduate Research Conference,
  • "The Indoor Microbiome: A Model of Fungal Growth and Implications for Childhood Asthma.." 2017, Presented at University of Pittsburgh,
  • "The Indoor Microbiome: Implications for Childhood Asthma." 2017, Presented at Columbia University,
  • "Microbiology of the Built Environment." 2017, Presented at Implications for Health and Design. National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) 2017 Conference and Global Forum,
  • "Improving Quantitative Measurement of Microbial DNA in Homes with Digital PCR." 2017, Presented at National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) 2017 Conference and Global Forum,
  • "Modeling microbial growth in carpet dust under diurnal variations in relative humidity." 2017, Presented at National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) 2017 Conference and Global Forum,
  • "Microbial Activity and Phthalate Degradation in Carpet." 2016, Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR),
  • "The Indoor Microbiome: What research can tell us about asthma and housing." 2016, Presented at John Glenn College of Public Affair’s Glenn Colloquium Series, The Ohio State University,
  • "Elevated Relative Humidity May Cause Indoor Bacterial and Fungal Growth in Carpet." 2016, Presented at Mycological Society of America,
  • "Analysis of 16S/ITS region DNA sequencing data for detection of environmental bacteria and fungi." 2016, Presented at University of Cincinnati,
  • "Emerging knowledge from and applicability of DNA sequencing in damp building investigations; Potential uses for practitioners today." 2016, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Indoor Bacterial and Fungal Communities Experience Growth at Elevated Relative Humidity." 2016, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "The Indoor Microbiome and Associations with Childhood Asthma." 2016, Presented at University of Cincinnati,
  • "We’re Surrounded: Indoor Bacterial and Fungal Communities." 2016, Presented at Environmental Science Graduate Program Seminar Series,
  • "Influence of Relative Humidity on Indoor Bacterial and Fungal Communities." 2015, Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR),
  • "The indoor microbiome: At the nexus of engineering and public health." 2015, Presented at Yale Day of Data,
  • "Fungi: A link between the built environment and childhood asthma." 2014, Presented at Fungal Workshop by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,
  • "Microbial communities in house dust are influenced by residential environmental factors." 2014, Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR),
  • "Integrating measurements of environmental fungal communities with human health outcomes." 2014, Presented at Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,
  • "“The relationship between fungal diversity in house dust and childhood asthma development.”." 2013, Presented at Environment and Health Conference,
  • "“Atmospheric ozone exposure increases the allergenic potency of Aspergillus fumigatus spores.”." 2013, Presented at Yale Climate and Energy Congress (YCEC),
  • "Fungal communities in house dust are associated with childhood asthma and measured moisture in homes.." 2012, Presented at Robert M. Langer Symposium,
  • "Phylogenetic-based Fungal Population Comparisons of Dust Collected from Water-damaged and Non-water-damaged Homes." 2012, Presented at American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR),
  • "Fungal High-throughput Taxonomic Identification Tool for use with Next-Generation Sequencing." 2012, Presented at Yale Big Data Symposium,
  • "Development of a Method to Detect the Allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus Spores." 2010, Presented at AIHce,
  • "Design of an Inexpensive Ambient Formaldehyde Sampling Device." 2008, Presented at AIChE,
  • "Out of thin air: Relative humidity and fungal exposure in the indoor environment." 2018, Presented at Microbiology Department Seminar Series,
  • "Domestic fungal diversity in NYC homes, neighborhood asthma prevalence and asthma persistence." 2018, Presented at AAAAI,
  • "The Indoor Microbiome: Implications for Childhood Asthma and Building Design.." 2018, Presented at Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Session,
  • "Modeling Microbial Growth in Carpet Dust at Varying Relative Humidity Levels using the “Time-of-Wetness” Model." 2018, Presented at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting,
  • "Fungi and bacteria in different aerosol particle size fractions on the International Space Station (ISS)." 2018, Presented at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting,
  • "Indoor Exposures to Microbes and Chemicals: Implications for Childhood Asthma." 2018, Presented at Ohio Healthy Homes Network Spring Forum,
  • "Factors Affecting Microbial Growth on Building Materials." 2018, Presented at American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe Annual Meeting 2018,
  • "Asthma and carpets: how moisture in homes impacts human exposure to fungal allergens." 2018, Presented at Gordon Research Conference on the Microbiology of the Built Environment (MOBE),
  • "Gene Expression of Fungal Communities in Damp Buildings: Implications for Human Health." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Analytical methods for microorganisms in the indoor environment and challenges for exposure assessment." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Development of a smartphone-based app for determination of formaldehyde concentration indoors." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Modeling Microbial Growth in Carpet Dust at Varying Relative Humidity Levels using the “Time-of-Wetness” Model." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Modelling Water Uptake of Dust in the Indoor Environment." 2018, Presented at Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da University of São Paulo (SIICUSP),
  • "Interactions between indoor chemistry and microbes: Influence of moisture." 2018, Presented at Chemistry of Indoor Environments (CIE) Science Meeting,
  • "Exposure Assessment By Measuring Microbial DNA in House Dust using digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (dPCR)." 2018, Presented at International Aerosol Conference,
  • "Application of the Time-of-Wetness Model to Fungal Growth in Carpet Dust." 2018, Presented at International Aerosol Conference,
  • "Microbial growth in dust: Implications for health and spacecraft design." 2018, Presented at NASA Glenn Research Center,
  • "Report of prenatal exposure to pesticide predicts infant rhinitis and water eyes without a cold." 2019, Presented at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting,
  • "40940:The Presence of Carpet Alters Human Exposure to Microorganisms in the Home." 2019, Presented at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting,
  • "Health Hazards of Yeast Exposure: What Have We Learned from Epidemiological and Clinical Studies?." 2019, Presented at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting,
  • "Advances in measurement methods for formaldehyde and mold in the indoor environment." 2019, Presented at Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) Research Workgroup,
  • "Plenary #3: The Indoor Microbiome: Implications for Children with Asthma and Astronauts on the International Space Station." 2019, Presented at Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference 2019,
  • "The Indoor Microbiome: Implications for Human Health on Earth and in Space." 2019, Presented at Healthy Buildings Summit,
  • "Quantification and characterization of fungal growth in indoor spaces.." 2019, Presented at Microbiology of the Built Environment,

Papers in Proceedings

2014

  • Dannemiller, K.C.; Yamamoto, N.; Bibby, K.; Peccia, J. "Improving the quantification of fungal population analysis by next-generation DNA sequencing." (1 2014).
  • Dannemiller, K.C.; Mendell, M.J.; Bradman, A.; Eskenazi, B. et al. "Next generation DNA sequencing of indoor fungi to determine associations between fungal communities and asthma development and severity." (1 2014).

2011

  • Low, S.Y.; Dannemiller, K.; Yao, M.; Yamamoto, N. et al. "Growth temperature strongly influences the allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus spores." (12 2011).

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