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

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


L. Rivers; T. Dempsey, J. Mitchell and C. Gibbs. “Environmental Regulation and Enforcement: Structures, Processes and the Use of Data for Fraud Detection,” Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Vol. 17, No. 3 (2015) doi: 10.1142/S1464333215500337

Y. Brooks; A. Aslan; S. Tamrakar; B. Murali1; J. Mitchell; and J. Rose. “Analysis of the persistence of enteric markers in sewage polluted water on a solid matrix and in liquid suspension,” Water Research 76 (2015) 201-202

M. Goldsmith; C. M. Grulke; R. D. Brooks; T. R. Transue; Y. Tan; A. M. Frame; P. P. Egeghy; R. D. Edwards; D. T. Chang; R. Tornero-Velez; K. K. Isaacs; A. Wang; J. Johnson; K. Holm; M. Reich; J. Mitchell; D. Vallero; L. Phillips; M. Phillips; J. F. Wambaugh; R. S. Judson; T. Buckley; C. C. Dary. “Development of a Consumer Product Ingredient Database for Chemical Exposure Screening and Prioritization,” Food and Chemical Toxicology. (2014) 65: 269-79. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.12.029

J. Mitchell, N. Pabon, Z. Collier, P. Egeghy, I. Linkov, D. Vallero. “A Decision Analytic Approach to Exposure-Based Chemical Prioritization,” PLoS ONE (2013) 8(8): e70911

J. Mitchell, J. Arnot, O. Jolliet, P. Georgopolous, S. Isukapalli, S. Dasgupta, M. Pandian, J. Wambaugh, P. Egeghy, E. Cohen-Hubal, and D. Vallero. “Comparison of Modeling Approaches to Prioritize Chemicals Based on Estimates of Exposure and Exposure Potential,” Science of the Total Environment (2013) 458:555-567

J. Wambaugh, R. Woodrow Setzer, D. Reif, S. Gangwal, J. Mitchell-Blackwood, J. Arnot, O. Joliet, A. Frame, J. Rabinowitz, T. Knudsen, R. Judson, P. Egeghy, D. Vallero, and E. A. Cohen Hubal. “High Throughput Models for Exposure-Based Chemical Prioritization in the ExpoCast Project,” Environmental Science and Technology (2013) 47(15):8479-88

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

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

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

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 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