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1) Austin, R. G., B. V. Waanders, et al. (2008). "Mixing at cross junctions in water distribution systems. II: Experimental study." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-Asce 134(3): 295-302.

2) Bartrand, T. A., M. H. Weir, et al. (2008). "Dose-response models for inhalation of Bacillus anthracis spores: Interspecies comparisons." Risk Analysis 28(4): 1115-1124.

3) Boone, S. A. and C. P. Gerba (2007). "Significance of fomites in the spread of respiratory and enteric viral disease." Appl Environ Microbiol 73(6): 1687-1696.

4) Casman, E. A. and B. Fischhoff (2008). "Risk communication planning for the aftermath of a plague bioattack." Risk Analysis 28(5): 1327-1342.

5) Corella-Barud, V., K. D. Mena, et al. (2009). "Evaluation of neighborhood treatment systems for potable water supply." International Journal of Environmental Health Research 19(1): 49-58.

6) Durham, D. P. and E. A. Casman (2009). "Threshold Conditions for the Persistence of Plague Transmission in Urban Rats." Risk Analysis 29(12): 1655-1663.

7) Greenberg, D. L., J. D. Busch, et al. (2010). "Identifying experimental surrogates for Bacillus anthracis spores: a review." Investig Genet 1(1): 4.

8) Gunawardena, S., R. Weber, et al. (2010). "Finding That Special Someone: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in an Academic Context." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 51(4): 210-221.

9) Herzog, A. B., S. D. McLennan, et al. (2009). "Implications of Limits of Detection of Various Methods for Bacillus anthracis in Computing Risks to Human Health." Appl Environ Microbiol 75(19): 6331-6339.

10) Hong, T., P. L. Gurian, et al. (2010). "Setting Risk-Informed Environmental Standards for Bacillus Anthracis Spores." Risk Analysis 30(10): 1602-1622.

11) Huang, Y., T. A. Bartrand, et al. (2009). "Incorporating time postinoculation into a dose-response model of Yersinia pestis in mice." Journal of Applied Microbiology 107(3): 727-735.

12) Huang, Y. and C. N. Haas (2009). "Time-Dose-Response Models for Microbial Risk Assessment." Risk Analysis 29(5): 648-661.

13) Huang, Y. and C. N. Haas (2011). "Quantification of the Relationship between Bacterial Kinetics and Host Response for Monkeys Exposed to Aerosolized Francisella tularensis." Appl Environ Microbiol 77(2): 485-490.

14) Huang, Y., T. Hong, et al. (2010). "How Sensitive Is Safe? Risk-Based Targets for Ambient Monitoring of Pathogens." Ieee Sensors Journal 10(3): 668-673.

15) Jones, R. and M. Nicas (2009). "Experimental Determination of Supermicrometer Particle Fate Subsequent to a Point Release within a Room under Natural and Forced Mixing." Aerosol Science and Technology 43(9): 921-938.

16) Jones, R. M., Y. Masago, et al. (2009). "Characterizing the Risk of Infection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Commercial Passenger Aircraft Using Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment." Risk Analysis 29(3): 355-365.

17) Kim, M., C. Y. Choi, et al. (2008). "Source tracking of microbial intrusion in water systems using artificial neural networks." Water Research 42(4-5): 1308-1314.

18) Kitajima, M., Y. Huang, et al. (2011). "Dose-response time modelling for highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection." Letters in Applied Microbiology 53(4): 438-444.

19) Li, S., J. N. S. Eisenberg, et al. (2009). "Dynamics and Control of Infections Transmitted From Person to Person Through the Environment." American Journal of Epidemiology 170(2): 257-265.

20) Masago, Y., T. Shibata, et al. (2008). "Bacteriophage P22 and Staphylococcus aureus attenuation on nonporous fomites as determined by plate assay and quantitative PCR." Appl Environ Microbiol 74(18): 5838-5840.

21) Mayer, B. T., J. S. Koopman, et al. (2011). "A dynamic dose-response model to account for exposure patterns in risk assessment: a case study in inhalation anthrax." Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8(57): 506-517.

22) Mitchell-Blackwood, J., P. L. Gurian, et al. (2011). "Finding Risk-Based Switchover Points for Response Decisions for Environmental Exposure to Bacillus anthracis." Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 17(2): 489-509.

23) Pujol, J. M., J. E. Eisenberg, et al. (2009). "The Effect of Ongoing Exposure Dynamics in Dose Response Relationships." Plos Computational Biology 5(6).

24) Razzolini, M. T. P., M. H. Weir, et al. (2011). "Risk of Giardia infection for drinking water and bathing in a peri-urban area in Sao Paulo, Brazil." International Journal of Environmental Health Research 21(3): 222-234.

25) Romero-Gomez, P. and C. Y. Choi (2011). "Axial Dispersion Coefficients in Laminar Flows of Water-Distribution Systems." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-Asce 137(11): 1500-1508.

26) Romero-Gomez, P., C. K. Ho, et al. (2008). "Mixing at cross junctions in water distribution systems. I: Numerical study." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-Asce 134(3): 285-294.

27) Romero-Gomez, P., K. E. Lansey, et al. (2011). "Impact of an incomplete solute mixing model on sensor network design." Journal of Hydroinformatics 13(4): 642-651.

28) Sinclair, R., S. A. Boone, et al. (2008). "Persistence of category A select agents in the environment." Appl Environ Microbiol 74(3): 555-563.

29) Sinclair, R. G., C. Y. Choi, et al. (2008). "Pathogen Surveillance Through Monitoring of Sewer Systems." Advances in Applied Microbiology, Vol 65 65: 249-269.

30) Sinclair, R. G., P. Romero-Gomez, et al. (2009). "Assessment of MS-2 phage and salt tracers to characterize axial dispersion in water distribution systems." Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part a-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering 44(10): 963-971.

31) Solon, I., P. L. Gurian, et al. (2011). "The Extraction of a Bacillus anthracis Surrogate from HVAC Filters." Indoor and Built Environment

32) Song, I., P. Romero-Gomez, et al. (2009). "Experimental Verification of Incomplete Solute Mixing in a Pressurized Pipe Network with Multiple Cross Junctions." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-Asce 135(11): 1005-1011.

33) Spicknall, I. H., J. S. Koopman, et al. (2010). "Informing Optimal Environmental Influenza Interventions: How the Host, Agent, and Environment Alter Dominant Routes of Transmission." Plos Computational Biology 6(10).

34) Tamrakar, S. B. and C. N. Haas (2008). "Dose-response model for Burkholderia pseudomallei (melioidosis)." Journal of Applied Microbiology 105(5): 1361-1371.

35) Tamrakar, S. B. and C. N. Haas (2008). "Dose-response model for Lassa virus." Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 14(4): 742-752.

36) Tamrakar, S. B. and C. N. Haas (2011). "Dose-Response Model of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) for Human." Risk Analysis 31(10): 1610-1621.

37) Tamrakar, S. B., A. Haluska, et al. (2011). "Dose-Response Model of Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever)." Risk Analysis 31(1): 120-128.

38) Teske, S. S., Y. Huang, et al. (2011). "Animal and Human Dose-Response Models for Brucella Species." Risk Analysis 31(10): 1576-1596.

39) Weber, R. O. (2007). "Addressing Failure Factors in Knowledge Management." Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management 5(3): 333-346.

40) Weber, R. O., M. L. Morelli, et al. (2006). "Designing a Knowledge Management Approach for the CAMRA Community of Science." Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4333: 315-325.

41) Weir, M. H. and C. N. Haas (2009). "Quantification of the Effects of Age on the Dose Response of Variola major in Suckling Mice." Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 15(6): 1245-1256.

42) Weir, M. H., M. T. P. Razzolini, et al. (2011). "Water reclamation redesign for reducing Cryptosporidium risks at a recreational spray park using stochastic models." Water Research 45(19): 6505-6514.

43) Yoon, J. Y., J. H. Han, et al. (2009). "Real-Time Detection of Escherichia Coli in Water Pipe Using a Microfluidic Device with One-Step Latex Immunoagglutination Assay." Transactions of the Asabe 52(3): 1031-1039.

44) Zelner, J. L., A. A. King, et al. (2010). "How Infections Propagate After Point-Source Outbreaks An Analysis of Secondary Norovirus Transmission." Epidemiology 21(5): 711-718.



  1. Project I -- Exposure: Detection, Fate and Transport of Agents
    Charles P. Gerba, University of Arizona

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  2. Project II -- Infectious Disease Models for Assessing Microbial Risks and Developing Control Strategies
    Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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  3. Project III -- Dose Response Assessment
    Charles N. Haas, Drexel

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  4. Project IV -- The Assessment-analysis Interface
    Patrick Gurian, Drexel

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  5. Project V -- Knowledge Management, Transfer, and Learning
    Rosina Weber, Drexel

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Theses / Dissertations

  • Pedro Romero-Gomez, University of Arizona, 2010. Doctoral Dissertation. Transport phenomena in drinking water systems. Supervised by Professor Christopher Choi.
  • Jade Mitchell-Blackwood, Drexel University, 2010. Using Analytic Models to Address Uncertainty and Establish Thresholds for Risk-Based Responses to Pathogenic Agents in the Environment. Doctoral Dissertation. Supervised by Professor Patrick Gurian.
  • Yin Huang, Drexel University, 2010. Doctoral Dissertation. Incorporating Time to Response into Dose-Response Models Used in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment. Supervised by Professor Charles Haas.
  • Ian Solon, Drexel University, 2010. Master Thesis. The extraction of a B. anthracis Surrogate from Pleated HVAC Filters. Supervised by Professor Patrick Gurian.
  • Ms. Surakshya Dhakal, University of California Berkeley, 2009 Masters Thesis. Exploring the Relationships between Time-to-Mixing, Turbulence Intensity, and the Turbulent Diffusion Coefficient. Supervised by Professor Mark Nicas.
  • Tao Hong, Drexel University, 2009 Masters Thesis. Estimating risk of exposure to Bacillus anthracis based on environmental concentrations. Supervised by Patrick Gurian
  • Mark H. Weir, Drexel University, 2009. Doctoral Dissertation. Development of a Physiologically Based Pathogen Transport and Kinetics Model for Inhalation of Bacillus anthracis spores. Supervised by Charles N. Haas
  • Henley, J. B. 2008. Thesis for Master of Science. Determining the Inactivation Rates of Viruses on Indoor Surfaces. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona.
  • Herzog, A. 2008. Thesis for Master of Engineering. Factors to Consider in the Evaluation of Risk at the Environmental Detection Limit. Center for Microbial Ecology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Jones, R. M. 2008. Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy. Experimental Evaluation of a Markov Model of Contamination Transport in Indoor Experiments with Application to Tuberculosis Transmission in Commercial Passenger Aircraft.  School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.

Book Chapters

  • Pepper, I. L., C. Y. Choi, and C. P. Gerba. Microorganisms and bioterrorism. In: Environmental Microbiology. R. M. Maier, I. L. Pepper and C. P. Gerba, eds. pp. 565-574. Academic Press, San Diego.

Un-refereed documents

  • White Paper Submitted in Support of the Physiologic Assessment of Microbial Effects (PhAME) Project.
  • White-Paper was submitted to USACCHPM and is currently pending security clearance for public release of the information. Jade Mitchell-Blackwood and Patrick L. Gurian, Development of Dose-Response Curves for Bacillus anthracis (Inhalation Anthrax) Using a Bayesian Approach on Historic Data.
  • White Paper Submitted in Support of the Physiologic Assessment of Microbial Effects (PhAME) Project, Limited Distribution through the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health Risk Assessment Program (MCHB-TS-REH), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (2008).
  • Masago, Y, Jones, R, Bartrand, TA, Haas, CN, Rose, JB.  2008.  Estimates of risk associated with a tuberculosis patient and air travel. CAMRA TB Alert Report.
  • Rose, J. B., C. N. Haas, P. L. Gurian, and J. S. Koopman. 2008. Instruction manual for quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). CAMRA 3rd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Herzog, A., C. Rodriguez, K. Enger, M. Milbrath, O. Bucher, P. Okelo, S. Luster-Teasley, and Y. Huang. 2008. Risk Assessment on Anthrax release in IRS Building. Group A Case Study: CAMRA 3rd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Pandey, A., W. Betacourt, A. Baynton, A. Wright, K. Bush, S. Khan, K. Shaw, A. Coulliette. 2008. Adventure Vacations: Leaving Norovirus at the Dock: A QMRA Assessment of Norovirus Outbreaks on Houseboats. Group B Case Study: CAMRA 3rd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Mendoza-Sanchez, I., F. Simmons, C. O’Donnell, M. Sato, A. Rajić, B. Mayer, A. Jenkins, J. B. Rose, and G. Medema. Tularemia in Water: A Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment. Group C Case Study: CAMRA 3rd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Gurian, P., I. Young, M. T. Pepe Razzolini, R. Johnson, B. Schmidt, C. Flemming, T. Hong, and A. Smith. Risk Assessment for H5N1 Influenza A: Border Inspection of Smuggled Goods Exposure. Group D Case Study: CAMRA 3rd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Shibata, T., Gurian, P, Rose JB., Haas, CN., Choi, C., Nicas, M., and Koopman, J., 2007. Instruction manual for quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). CAMRA 2nd QMRA Summer Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.