Jade Mitchell

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Jade Mitchell

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

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, 2010, Dissertation: “Using Analytic Models for Risk-Based Responses to Pathogenic Agents in the Environment”
M.S. Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 2007, Thesis: “Performance of Polypropylene: Geosynthetic Filters Under Pressurized Hydraulic Flow Conditions: Headloss and Iron Oxide Coating Retention"
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh,1997; Certificate in Environmental Engineering

2017   Excellence in Teaching Award, Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to quality scholarship of teaching as evidenced by their contributions to teaching and learning and demonstrated success.

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

Drexel University Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Graduate Student Research Award, 2009


Selected Publications

1. K. S. Enger, J. Mitchell, B. Murali, D. N. Birdsell, P. Keim, P. L. Gurian and D. M. Wagner.Evaluating the Long-Term Persistence of Bacillus spores on Common Surfaces,” Microbial Biotechnology (accepted November 2017, in press). (IF: 3.513)

2. M. Salehi, M. Abouali, M. Wang, Z. Zhou, A.P. Nejadhashemi, J. Mitchell, S. Caskey and A. Whelton. “Case study: Fixture water use and drinking water quality in a new residential green building,” Chemosphere (2018) 195: 80-89 (accepted November 2017, in press or online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.070) (IF: 4.208).

3. A. Chabrelie 1, J. Mitchell, J. Rose, D. Charbonneau, and Y. Ishida. “Evaluation of the Influenza m Reduction from Antimicrobial Spray Application on Porous Surfaces,” Risk Analysis (accepted November 2017, in press or online at: DOI: 10.1111/risa.12952) (IF: 2.518)

4. P. Hatami Bahman Beiglou, C. Gibbs, L.Rivers, and U. Adhikari and J. Mitchell.* “Applicability of Benford's Law to Compliance Assessment of Self-Reported Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge Data,” Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (2017) 19(4) 1750017. Accessible at https://doi.org/10.1142/S146433321750017X) (Scopus CiteScore: 0.73)

5. M. Weir, J. Mitchell, W. Flynn and J. M. Pope. “VizDR a Microbial Dose Response Visualization and Modeling Application for QMRA Modelers and Educators,” Environmental Modelling & Software. (2017) 88: 74-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.011 (IF: 4.404)


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