| Monica Ramirez-Andreotta|
Department: Department of Health Sciences
Office: 336 INV
Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and a member of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University. Additionally, Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta is part of Northeastern University’s Superfund Research Program Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores. Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta areas of research include: developing tools that can provide more robust exposure estimates and designing effective risk communication and report-back strategies that will improve an individual’s environmental health literacy. In parallel, Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta is investigating environmental contamination and food quality and phytotechnologies to successfully remediate contaminated soils. She is dedicated to early academic outreach to underrepresented students and engaging underserved communities whose lives are affected by environmental health issues with increasing prevalence. Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta has a PhD in Soil, Water and Environmental Science from the University of Arizona (UA) that focused on integrating the fundamentals of environmental science, human exposure assessment, and developing methods for achieving environmental health justice. She also has a Masters of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, and undergraduate degrees in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Photography. For her dissertation project, Gardenroots she conducted a controlled greenhouse study along with a co-created citizen science program to characterize the uptake of arsenic by homegrown vegetables near a Superfund site in Arizona and designed graphically-rich materials to report the data back to participants. Lastly, Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta was the winner of the 14th annual Karen Wetterhan Award from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.