Kathryn Thompson is a Health Scientist specializing in human health risk assessment, exposure assessment, and ambient air quality. Throughout her graduate education, she conducted research examining the human and environmental health effects of air and water contaminants. During her MPH, she was a member of a research team investigating drinking water as a route of exposure to Helicobacter pylori, a species of bacteria known to cause gastric cancer, and joined collaborators in Lima, Peru. For her MS thesis, she conducted an air quality intervention study in Detroit, MI, to determine the effectiveness of using portable air filters to mitigate exposure to particulate matter 2.5.
More recently, Kathryn has provided technical support on projects involving exposure and human health risk assessment of chemicals in a variety of occupational, environmental, and consumer product settings. In addition, she is a member of CTEH®’s Toxicology Emergency Response Program (TERP) and has conducted air quality monitoring in both community and occupational settings.
M.S., Environmental Health Sciences, Graduate Certificate in Risk Science and Human Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.P.H., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
B.S., Environmental Science, Point Loma, Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Registrations & Certifications
Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association