Advanced Topics in Bioaerosols and Building Science

Course Instructors

Dr. Harriet Ammann, Principal, Ammann Toxicology Consulting, LLC., is a senior toxicologist for the Washington State Department of Ecolody Air Quality Program. She is also adjunct associate professor in the Department of environmental Health of the University of Washington's School of Occupational Health and community Medicine. In her work for the state of Washington, Dr. Ammann provides support to a variety of environmental-health programs, including ambient- and indoor-air programs. She has participated in evaluations of schools and public buildings with air-quality problems, and has presented on toxic effects of air contaminants (indoor and outdoor), effects on sensitive populations, and other health issues throughout the state. Through her work, whose has developed an interest in the toxicology of mold as an indoor air contaminant and has published and presented on mold toxicity related to human health. Dr. Ammann is involved in several professional organizations, serving on the American Lung Associations' National Technical Committee for the Building Indoor Air Quality Program. She previously served as vice-chair of the Bioaerosols Committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

Terry Brennan, President, Camroden Associates, is a building scientist and educator.  He owns a small company, Camroden Associates, that provides forensic, analytic, research and training services to the building community, the research community, the public health community, and owners and occupants of buildings. Mr. Brennan is on the editorial boards, of Environmental Building News and Heating Piping and Air Conditioning Magazine. His recent work includes healthy-building training with Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation for the Boston Region HUD Healthy Homes project, analysis of fungal dynamics in crawl space homes in North Carolina for AEC's Crawl space Characterization Pilot Study of sealed and vented crawl spaces, and teaching moisture and mold workshops in the Pacific Northwest for Washington State University and the University of Alaska. He is a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 Ventilation and Air Quality Committee.

Dr. Phil Morey, Principal Consultant, Environ International Corporation, received his PhD in biology from Yale University. Philip has held various teaching positions, including a lecturer of biology at Harvard University, and a professor of biological sciences at Texas Tech University. He held research positions (in microbiology and industrial hygiene) while at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and subsequently served as Director of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)/Microbiology for several consulting companies. He was elected a member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences in 1992, and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in 1997. Philip was one of the panelists for the first consensus mold remediation guideline, published by the New York Department of Health in 1993. Additionally, he served as an assistant editor of the 1999 American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' book, Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control.

Dr. Aino Nevalainen, Research Professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland, is head of the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology oat the National Public Health Institute and a senior researcher at the Academy of Finland. Her research interests include microbial growth on building materials, health effects of exposure to building –related mold and moisture exposure, and the microbiologic quality of indoor air. Dr. Nevalainen serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the WHO Committee on the Health Guidelines for Biological Agents in the Indoor Environment; she was also the international advisor the international Conferences for Indoor Air Quality and Climate and an evaluator for the Danish Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality. She has written numerous peer-reviewed research articles on the characterization and remediation of damp indoor spaces and has been an invited speaker at scientific conferences worldwide.

Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Tulsa where he currently serves as the Program Manager for indoor air research, and is the university spokesman on issues related to IAQ. He has taught and conducted research abroad in locations including China, South Africa and Australia, and is recipient of the 1996 National Trainer of the Year Award. He has published extensively on indoor air with respect to his research and studies. Dr. Shaughnessy served as the principal advisor to the EPA on development of the IAQ Diagnostics: Hands-On Assessment of Building Ventilation and Pollutant Transport course, and has been delivering IAQ courses for the EPA since 1991.

Disclaimer: The Advanced Topics in Bioaerosols and Building Science course was developed with funding support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Environments Division. Conclusions and perspectives in this web site are those of the authors/instructors and not necessarily those of the U.S. EPA or The University of Tulsa.