Directed by Dr. Robyn Tanguay, the OSU Superfund Research Program brings together a multidisciplinary team with years of experience in PAHs and environmental health issues.  The Center is structured with five research projects and six support cores.  Research Projects and Cores work closely together on specific issues and projects. 

View present and past Trainees. View the Administration and our Internal and External Advisors.

Project 1: PAHs in Humans at Environmental Levels: Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Susceptible Individuals

Project 2: Cross-Species and Life Stage Comparisons of PAH Dosimetry
  • Jordan Smith, Leader, PNNL
  • Aaron Wright, Co-Investigator, PNNL
  • Denis Mehinagic, Post Bachelor Intern, PNNL
  • Natalie Sadler, Undergrad intern, PNNL

Project 3: Systems Approach to Define Toxicity of Complex PAH Mixtures

Project 4: Bridging Superfund Site Based Bioavailable Extracts with Biology

Project 5: Formation of Hazardous PAH Breakdown Products in Complex Environmental Mixtures at Superfund Sites
  • Staci Simonich, Leader, OSU
  • Graduate Students:  Leah Chibwe, Ivan Titaley, Anna Chlebowski, Jill Schrlau, Lisandra Santiago-Delgado

Admin Core

Research Translation Core

Biostatistics and Modeling Core 

Chemistry Core

Community Engagement Core
  • Molly Kile, Core Leader, OSU
  • Jamie Donatuto, Community Health Program, Swinomish Tribal Community
  • Barbara Harper, Co-Leader, OSU
  • Stuart Harris, Consultant and CTUIR Tribal Member
  • Graduate Students: Sydelle Harrison

Training Core
  • Craig Marcus, Leader, Head, OSU Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • Stacey Harper,  Co-leader, OSU Dept. of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology