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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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Honors

  • January, 2019

    2019 IMR Early Career Innovator of the Year.

  • January, 2018

    2018 Nominee for Early Career Innovator of the Year.

  • April, 2017-
    January, 2017

    2017 Distinguished Denman Research Mentor Award.

  • April, 2016-
    April, 2016

    Early Career Workshop Travel Award.

Journal Articles

2019

  • *Bope, A.; *Haines, S.; Hegarty, B.; Weschler, C. et al., 2019, "Degradation of Phthalate Esters in Floor Dust at Elevated Relative Humidity." Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts 21, 1268-1279 - 1268-1279.
  • *Haines, S.; *Bope, A.; Horack, J.; Meyer, M. et al., 2019, Quantitative evaluation of bioaerosols in different particle size fractions in dust collected on the International Space Station (ISS). Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 103, no. 18, 7767-7782 - 7767-7782.
  • Dannemiller, K., 2019, Moving Towards a Robust Definition for a “Healthy” Indoor Microbiome. mSystems 4, no. 3, e00074-19-e00074-19 - e00074-19-e00074-19.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2018

  • 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 35, no. 4, 261-272 - 261-272.
  • 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.
  • 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. article 160,

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Dannemiller, K.; Lang-Yona, N.; Yamamoto, N.; Rudich, Y. et al., 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.; Mendell, M.; Macher, J.; Kumagai, K. et al., 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.
  • Yamamoto, N.; Dannemiller, K.; Bibby, K.; Peccia, J., 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, K.; Reeves, D.; Bibby, K.; Yamamoto, N. et al., 2014, "Fungal High-throughput Taxonomic Identification Tool for Use with Next-Generation Sequencing." Journal of Basic Microbiology 54, no. 4, 315-321 - 315-321.

2013

  • Dannemiller, K.; Murphy, J.; Dixon, S.; Pennell, K. et al., 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, N.; Levin, Y.; Dannemiller, K.; Yarden, O. et al., 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. et al., 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, S.; Dannemiller, K.; Yao, M.; Yamamoto, N. et al., 2011, "The Allergenicity of Aspergillus Fumigatus Conidia is Influenced by Growth Temperature." Fungal Biology 115, no. 7, 625-632 - 625-632.

Unknown

  • *Nastasi, N.; *Haines, S.; *Xu, L.; da Silva, H. et al., "Morphology and quantification of fungal growth in residential dust and carpets." Building and Environment

Presentations

  • "The Nexus of Housing Characteristics, Indoor Microbial Communities, and Asthma Severity." 2017, Presented at Implications of MoBE for Health and Design. MoBE 2017: 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: Implications for Health and Design." 2017, Presented at 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,
  • "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 Fungal Workshop, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation,
  • "The Relationship between Fungal Diversity in House Dust and Childhood Asthma Development." 2013, Presented at Environment and Health Conference (with ISES and ISIAQ),
  • "Atmospheric Ozone Exposure Increases the Allergenic Potency of Aspergillus Fumigatus Spores." 2013, Presented at Air Quality: The Science-Policy Nexus. 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. Yale University,
  • "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 Spore." 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,
  • "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,
  • "Modeling Microbial Growth in Carpet Dust at Varying Relative Humidity Levels Using the “Time-of-Wetness” Model." 2018, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "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 the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Spacecraft Design." 2019, Presented at Nature Conference on the Microbiology of Human Spaceflight,
  • "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,
  • "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,
  • "Keynote: The Indoor Mycobiome: Linking Indoor Dampness to Human Health." 2019, Presented at Healthy Buildings Summit,
  • "Moisture and Microbial Growth Indoors: Implications for Asthma and Space Travel." 2019, Presented at Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "Microbial and Non-microbial Volatile Organic Compounds from Indoor Materials Subjected to Dust and Moisture." 2019, Presented at ISES/ISIAQ 2019,
  • "Current Methods for Quantitative Measurement of Environmental Fungi and Bacteria." 2019, Presented at Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) Workshop III,
  • "Fungal Degradation of Polyurethane Foam in Homes." 2019, Presented at World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR),
  • "Microbial Growth in Dust: Implications for Health and Spacecraft Design." 2018, Presented at NASA Glenn Research Center,
  • Indoor Bacterial and Fungal Communities Experience Growth at Elevated Relative Humidity. 2016, Presented at Indoor Air,
  • "Next Generation DNA Sequencing of Indoor Fungi to Determine Associations between Fungal Communities and Asthma Development and Severity." 2014, Presented at Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,
  • "Improving the Quantification of Fungal Population Analysis by Next-generation DNA Sequencing." 2014, Presented at Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,
  • "Growth Temperature Strongly Influences the Allergenicity of Aspergillus Fumigatus Spores." 2011, Presented at 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate,
  • "The Home is Where My Heart Is: Development of My Research Program on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)." 2020, Presented at Discover What’s Wildly Possible: Pathways in Civil Engineering Seminar Series,
  • "Defining a healthy indoor environment: with a focus on fungi and formaldehyde, on earth and in space.." 2019, Presented at Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series,

Papers in Proceedings

2019

2018

Patents

  • "DNA-based Test for House Dust to Indicate the Quantity of Known Asthma Triggers."
  • "Colorimetric sensor for detection of a contaminant in the air in the indoor environment and a smartphone app to measure the contaminant concentration."