Jade Mitchell

Biography: 
Research Interests •Risk assessment: chemical and microbial stressors from diverse environmental exposures including bioterrorism and food safety •Quantitative analysis: decision analysis , Bayesian statistics, and systems analysis •Modeling: Dose-response and exposure modeling including both exogenous and endogenous fate •Risk management and environmental policy: benefit-cost analysis, risk perception and communication
Publications: 
J. Mitchell-Blackwood and P. L. Gurian “Variance in Bacillus anthracis Virulence Assessed through Bayesian Hierarchical Dose-Response Modeling” Journal of Applied Microbiology (2012) 113 (2) 265–275
J. Mitchell-Blackwood, P. L. Gurian, and C. O’Donnell, “Finding Risk-Based Switchover Points for Response Decisions for Environmental Exposure to Bacillus anthracis” Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (2011) 17(2) 489-509
J. Mitchell-Blackwood, P. L. Gurian, A. Kumar and M. Sarich, “Iron Oxide Coating of Geosynthetic Fibers for Water Treatment Applications,” Geosynthetic International (2008) 15(6) 471-479
Y. Shin, J. M. Blackwood, I. Bae, B. W. Arey, and G. J. Exarhos, “Synthesis and Stabilization of Selenium Nanoparticles on Cellulose Nanocrystal,” Material Letters, (2007) 61(21) 4297-4300
A. Kumar, P. L. Gurian, R. H. Bucciarelli-Tieger, and J. M. Blackwood "Iron-Oxide-Coated Fibrous Sorbents for Arsenic Removal," Journal of the American Water Works Association (2008) 100(4) 151-164
Education: 
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 Dissertation: “Using Analytic Models for Risk-Based Responses to Pathogenic Agents in the Environment”
M.S. Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 Thesis: “Performance of Polypropylene: Geosynthetic Filters Under Pressurized Hydraulic Flow Conditions: Headloss and Iron Oxide Coati
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997 Certificate in Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Awards: 
U.S. EPA Pathfinder Innovation Project – “The Systems Reality Modeling Project Part 1: Chemical Inventory”, 2011
U.S. EPA “S” Award – Special Accomplishment Recognition Award for excellence and leadership in developing innovative research in the area of exposure screening and prioritization of chemicals, 2011
Drexel University Research Award, 2010
rexel University Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Graduate Student Research Award, 2009