Tiina, Reponen Tiina Reponen
Director, University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center
 
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Center for Health Related Aerosol Studies

Education

University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland M.S. 1985 Environmental Hygiene
University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland Ph.Lic. 1989 Environmental Sciences
University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland Ph.D. 1994 Environmental Sciences
 

Awards

John M. White Award for research in respiratory protection (corresponding author), American Industrial Hygiene Association (2006).

H. Kenneth Dillon Memorial Award from AIHA for the best student poster on the areas of biosafety and environmental microbiology (faculty advisor), AIHCE 2007 conference

John M. White Award for research in respiratory protection (co-author), American Industrial Hygiene Association (2009).

David L. Swift Memorial award for an outstanding publication in the field of aerosol science and technology (co-author), American Industrial Hygiene Association (2009).

H. Kenneth Dillon Memorial Award from AIHA for the best student poster on the areas of biosafety and environmental microbiology (faculty advisor), AIHCE 2010 conference

Best poster award from the AIHA Occupational and Environmental Medicine Committee (faculty advisor), AIHCE 2010 conference

John M. White Award for research in respiratory protection (co-author), American Industrial Hygiene Association 2010

Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) award 2012
 

Professional Experience

1984-1985: Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
1985-1994: Researcher, Instructor, and Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.
1991-1992: On leave to National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland, substituting for Dr. Aino Nevalainen, head of the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology, while she was on sabbatical leave.
1992-1994: Acting Senior Instructor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.
1994-1995: Research Scientist, the Kuopio Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.
1995-1997: Visiting Scholar, Aerosol Research and Exposure Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1997-2005: Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2003-Pres. Adjunct appointment: Docent, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.
2005-present: Professor, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Selected Publications

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Kokotti H, Savolainen, T., and Raunemaa, T. (1987) Indoor air quality in three small housing flats with different ventilation systems. Journal of Aerosol Science 18:701-704.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Nevalainen, A., and Raunemaa T. (1989) Bioaerosol and particle mass levels and ventilation in Finnish homes. Environment International 15:203-208.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Raunemaa, T., Savolainen, T., and Kalliokoski P. (1991) The effect of material aging and season on formaldehyde levels in different ventilation systems. Environment International 17:349-355.

Nevalainen, A., Pasanen, A.-L., Niininen, M., Reponen, T., Jantunen, M.J., and Kalliokoski, P. (1991) The indoor air quality in Finnish homes with mold problems. Environment International 17:299-1302.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Nevalainen, A., Jantunen, M., Pellikka, M., and Kalliokoski, P. (1992) Normal range criteria for indoor air bacteria and fungal spores in subarctic climate. Indoor Air 2:26-31.

Lehtonen, M., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), and Nevalainen, A. (1993) Everyday activities and variation of fungal spore concentrations in indoor air. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 31:25-39.

Hyvärinen, A., Reponen, T., Husman, T., Ruuskanen, J., and Nevalainen, A. (1993) Characterizing mold problem buildings - concentrations and flora of viable fungi. Indoor Air 3:337-343 (1993).

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Hyvärinen, A., Ruuskanen, J., Raunemaa, T., and Nevalainen, A. (1994) Comparison of concentrations and size distributions of fungal spores in houses with and without mold problems. Journal of Aerosol Science 25:1595-1603.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (1995) Aerodynamic diameters and respiratory deposition estimates of viable fungal spores in mold problem homes. Aerosol Science and Technology 22:11-23.

Koskinen, O., Husman, T., Hyvärinen, A., Reponen, T., Ruuskanen, J., and Nevalainen, A. (1995) Respiratory symptoms and infections among children in day care centers with mold problems. Indoor Air 5:3-9.

Rautiala, S., Reponen, T., Hyvärinen, A., Nevalainen, A., Husman, T., Vehviläinen, A., and Kalliokoski, P. (1996) Exposure to microbes during the repair of moldy buildings. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 57:279-284.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Ulevicius, V., Reponen, A., and Grinshpun, S.A. (1996) Effect of relative humidity on aerodynamic size and respiratory deposition of fungal spores. Atmospheric Environment 30:3967-3974.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Ulevicius, V., Grinshpun, S.A., Donnelly, J. (1997) Techniques for dispersion of microorganisms into air. Aerosol Science and Technology 27:405-421.

Hauck, B., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, A., Reponen, T., Willeke, K., and Bornschein, R. (1997) Field testing of new aerosol sampling method with a porous curved surface as inlet. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 58:713-719.

Koskinen, O., Husman, T., Hyvärinen, A., Reponen, T., and Nevalainen, A. (1997) Two moldy day-care centers: a follow-up study of respiratory symptoms. Indoor Air 7:262-268.

Rautiala, S., Reponen, T., Nevalainen, A., Husman, T., and Kalliokoski, P. (1998) Control of exposure to airborne microorganisms during remediation of moldy buildings. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 59:455-460.

Reponen, T.A. (corresponding author), Gazenko, S.V., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K., and Cole, E.C. (1998) Characteristics of airborne actinomycete spores. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64:3807-3812.

Gazenko, S., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A., and Willeke K. (1998) Analysis of airborne actinomycete spores using fluorogenic substrates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64:4410-4415.

Gorsuch, E.L., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K., Reponen, T., Moss, C.E., and Jensen, P.A. (1998) Method for evaluating germicidal ultraviolet inactivation of biocontaminated surfaces. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 4:287-297.

Mainelis, G., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K., Reponen, T., Ulevicius, V., and Hintz, P. (1999) Collection of airborne microorganisms by electrostatic precipitation. Aerosol Science and Technology 30:127-144.

Wang, Z., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., and Grinshpun, S. (1999) Survival of bacteria on respirator filters. Aerosol Science and Technology 30:300-308.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Wang, Z., Willeke, K., and Grinshpun, S.A. (1999) Survival of Mycobacteria on N95 personal respirators. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 20:237-241.

Lin, X., Reponen, T.A. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Grinshpun S. A., Foarde, K., and Ensor, D. (1999) Long-term sampling of airborne bacteria and fungi into a non-evaporating liquid. Atmospheric Environment 33:4291-4298.

Lin, X., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Wang, Z., Grinshpun, S.A., Trunov, M. (2000) Survival of airborne microorganisms during swirling aerosol collection. Aerosol Science and Technology 32:184-196.

Jankowska, E., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A., Choi K.-J. (2000) Collection of fungal spores on air filters and spore reentrainment from filters into air. Journal of Aerosol Science 31:969-978.

Aizenberg, V., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K. (2000) Performance of Air-O-Cell, Burkard, and Button samplers for total enumeration of airborne spores. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 61:855-864.

Wang, Z., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A, Górny, R.L., Willeke, K. (2001) Effect of sampling time and air humidity on the bioefficiency of filter samplers for bioaerosol collection. Journal of Aerosol Science 32:661-674.

Trunov, M., Trakumas, S., Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (2001)
Collection of bioaerosols by impaction: effect of fungal spore agglomeration and bounce. Aerosol Science and Technology 35:617-624.

Willeke, K., Trakumas, S., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Trunov, M., Friedman, W. (2001) Test methods for evaluating the filtration and particulate emission characteristics of vacuum cleaners. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 62:313-321.

Górny, R.L., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K. (2001) Source strength of fungal spore aerosolization from moldy building materials. Atmospheric Environment 35:4853-4862.

Hyvärinen, A., Reponen, T., Husman, T., Nevalainen, A. (2001) Comparison of the indoor air quality in mould damaged and reference buildings in subarctic climate. Central European Journal of Public Health 9:133-139.

Mainelis, G., Willeke, K., Baron, P., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Górny, R.L., Trakumas, S. (2001) Electrical charges on airborne microorganisms. Journal of Aerosol Science 32:1087-1110.

Trakumas, S., Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Mainelis, G., Friedman, W. (2001) Particle emission characteristics of filter-equipped vacuum cleaners. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 62:482-493.

Trakumas, S., Willeke, K., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Friedman, W. (2001) Comparison of filter bag, cyclonic and wet dust collection methods in vacuum cleaners. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 62:573-583.

Reponen T.A. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A., Conwell, K.L., Wiest, J. Anderson, M. (2001) Aerodynamic versus physical size of spores: measurement and implication on respiratory deposition. Grana 40:119-125.

Agranovski, I.E., Agranovski, V., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Willeke, K. (2002) Development and evaluation of a new personal sampler for viable airborne microorganisms. Atmospheric Environment 36:889-898.

Toivola, M., Alm, S., Reponen, T., Kolari, S., Nevalainen, A. (2002) Personal exposures and microenvironmental concentrations of particles and bioaerosols. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 4:166-174.

Agranovski, I.E., Agranovski, V., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Willeke, K. (2002) Collection of airborne microorganisms into liquid by bubbling through porous medium. Aerosol Science and Technology 36:502-509.

Mainelis, G., Willeke, K., Baron, P., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (2002) Induction charging and electrostatic classification of micrometer-size particles for investigating the electrobiological properties of airborne microorganisms. Aerosol Science and Technology 36:479-491.

Mainelis, G., Górny, R.L., Reponen, T., Trunov, M., Grinshpun, S.A., Baron, P., Yadav, J., Willeke, K. (2002) Effect of Electrical charges and fields on injury and viability of airborne bacteria. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 79:229-241.

Górny, R.L., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Willeke, K., Robine, E., Boissier, M., Grinshpun, S.A. (2002) Fungal fragments as indoor biocontaminants. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:3522-3531.

Mainelis, G., Adhikari, A., Willeke, K., Lee, S.-A., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2002) Collection of airborne microorganisms by a new electrostatic precipitator. Journal of Aerosol Science 33:1417-1432.

Mainelis, G., Willeke, K., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2002) Design and collection efficiency of a new electrostatic precipitator for bioaerosol collection. Aerosol Science and Technology 63:1073-1085.

Meklin, T., Reponen, T., Toivola, M., Koponen, V., Husman, T., Hyvärinen, A., Nevalainen, A. (2002) Size distributions of airborne microbes in moisture damaged and reference school buildings of two construction types. Atmospheric Environment 36:6031-6039.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Trakumas, S., Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A., Choe, K.T., Friedman, W. (2002) Dynamic dust pickup efficiency of vacuum cleaners. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 63:689-697.

Barth, E., Talbott, N., Gable, R., Richter, S., Reponen, T. (2002) Evaluation of bioaerosol exposures during conditioning of biofilter organic media beds. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 17:10-14.

Meklin, T., Hyvärinen, A., Toivola, M., Reponen, T., Koponen, V., Husman, T., Taskinen, T., Korppi, M., Nevalainen, A. (2003) Effect of building frame and moisture damage on microbiological indoor air quality in school buildings. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 64:108-116.

Górny, R.L., Mainelis, G., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K., Dutkiewicz, J., Reponen, T. (2003) Release of Streptomyces albus propagules from contaminated surfaces. Environmental Research 91:45-53.

Adhikari, A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A., Gorny, R.L., Kovach, P., Muth, W.L., Wolff, R.K. (2003) Evaluation of potential bacterial contamination in inhalable insulin dry powder. Journal of Aerosol Medicine 16:55-64.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A., Trakumas, S., Martuzevicius, D., Wang, Z.-M., LeMasters, G., Lockey, J., Biswas, P. (2003) Concentration gradient patterns of aerosol particles near an interstate highway in the Greater Cincinnati airshed. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 5: 557 - 562.

Adhikari, A., Martuzevicius, D., Reponen, T., (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A., Cho, S._H., Sivasubramani, S. K., Zhong, W., Levin, L., Kelley, A.L., St. Clair, H., LeMasters, G. (2003) Performance of the Button Personal Inhalable Sampler for the measurement of outdoor aeroallergens. Atmospheric Environment 34:4723-4733.

Schmechel, D., Górny, R.L., Simpson, J.P., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Lewis, D.M. (2003) Limitations of monoclonal antibodies for monitoring of fungal aerosols using Penicillium brevicompactum as a model fungus. Journal of Immunological Methods 283:235-245.

Martuzevicius, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Górny, R.L., Shukla, R., Lockey J., Hu, S., McDonald, R., Biswas, P., Kliucininkas, L., LeMasters, G. (2004) Spatial and temporal variation of PM2.5 concentration throughout an urban area with high freeway density – the Greater Cincinnati study. Atmospheric Environment 38:1091-1105.

Lee, S.-A., Willeke, K., Mainelis, G., Adhikari, A., Wang, H., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Assessment of electrical charge on airborne microorganisms by a new bioaerosol sampling method. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1:127-138.

Lee, S.-A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Li, W., Trunov, M., Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Development of a new method for measuring the protection provided by respirators against dust and microorganisms. Aerosol and Air Quality 4:55-72.

Sivasubramani, S.K., Niemeier, R.T., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Fungal spore source strength tester: laboratory evaluations of a new concept. The Science of the Total Environment 329:75-86.

Meklin, T., Haugland, R.S., Reponen, T., Varma, M., Lummus, Z., Bernstein, D., Wymer, L., Vesper, S. (2004) Quantitative analysis of house dust can reveal abnormal mold conditions. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 6:615-620.

Thorne, P.S., Duchaine, C., Douwes, J., Eduard, W., Górny, R.L., Jacobs, R., Reponen, T., Schierl, R., Szponar, B. (2004) Working group report 4: Exposure assessment for biological particles. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 46:419-422.

Sivasubramani, S.K., Niemeier, R.T., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Assessment of the aerosolization potential for fungal spores in moldy homes. Indoor Air 14:405-412.

Wang, H., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Adhikari, A., Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Effect of fluid type and microbial properties on the aerosolization of microorganisms from metalworking fluids. Aerosol Science and Technology 38:1139-1148.

Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Lee, S.-A., Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Assessment of human exposure to airborne fungi in agricultural confinements. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine 11:269-277.

Martuzevicius, D., Luo, J., Reponen, T., Shukla, R., Kelley, A.L., St. Clar, H., Grinshpun, S.A. (2005) Evaluation and optimization of an urban PM2.5 monitoring network. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 7:67-77.

Fabian, M.P., Miller, S.L., Reponen, T., Hernandez, M.T. (2005) Ambient bioaerosol indices for air quality assessments of flood reclamation. Journal of Aerosol Science 36:763-783.

Grinshpun, S.A., Mainelis, G., Trunov, M., Gorny, R.L., Sivasubramani, S.K., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T. (2005) Collection of airborne spores by circular single-stage impactors with small jet-to-plate distance. Journal of Aerosol Science 36:575-591.

Lee, S.-A., Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A. Li, W. McKay, R., Maynard, A. Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2005) Laboratory and field evaluation of a new personal sampling system for assessing the protection given by the N95 filtering-facepiece respirators against particles. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 49:245-257.

Wang, H.X., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Li, W., Martuzevicius, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K. (2005) Aerosolization of fine particles increases due to microbial contamination of metalworking fluids. Journal of Aerosol Science 36:721-734.

Burton, N., Adhikari, A., Grinshpun, S.A., Hornung, R., Reponen, T. (2005) The effect of filter material on bioaerosol collection of Bacillus subtilis spores used as a Bacillus anthracis simulant. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 7:475-480.

Grinshpun, S.A., Mainelis, G., Trunov, M., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Willeke, K. (2005) Evaluation of ionic air purifiers for reducing aerosol exposure in confined indoor spaces. Indoor Air 15:235-245.

Cho, S.-H., Seo, S.-C., Schmechel, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2005) Aerodynamic characteristics and respiratory deposition of fungal fragments. Atmospheric Environment 39:5454-5465.

Mainelis, G., Gorny, R., Willeke, K., ReponenT. (2005) Rapid counting of liquid-borne microorganisms by light scattering spectrometry. Ann. Agric. Environ. Med. 12:141-148.

Reponen, T (corresponding author), Wang, H.X., Grinshpun, S.A. (2005) Effect of microbial contamination of water-based metalworking fluids on the aerosolization of particles and microbial fragments. Journal of ASTM International 8:1-7 (www.astm.org).

Lee, S-A., Adhikari, A., Grinshpun, S.A.,. McKay, R. Shukla, R., Li, H., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2005) Respiratory protection provided by N95 respirators against dust and microorganisms in agricultural farms. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 2:577-585.

Adhikari, A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S., Martuzevicius, D., and LeMasters, G. (2006) Correlation of ambient inhalable bioaerosols with particulate matter and ozone: a two-year study. Environmental Pollution 140:16-28.

Lee, T. Grinshpun, S.A., Martuzevicius, D., Adhikari, A., Crawford, C., Luo, J., Reponen, T. (2006) Relationship between indoor and outdoor bioaerosols collected with inhalable aerosol sampler in urban homes. Indoor Air 16:37-47.

Bałazy, A., Toivola, M., Adhikari, A., Sivasubramani, S.K., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2006) Do N-95 respirators provide 95% protection level against airborne viruses and how adequate are surgical masks? American Journal of Infection Control 34:51-57.

Lee, S-A., Adhikari, A., Grinshpun, S.A.,. McKay, R. Shukla, R., Reponen, T. (corresponding author). (2006) Exposure to airborne dust and microorganisms in agricultural environments. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 3:118-130.

Niemeier, R.T., Sivasubramani, S.K., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2006) Assessment of fungal contamination in moldy homes: comparison of different methods. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 3:262-273.

Bałazy, A., Toivola, M., Reponen, T., Podgorski, A., Zimmer, A., Grinshpun, S.A. (2006) Manikin-based performance evaluation of N95 filtering facepiece respirators challenged with nanoparticles. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 50:259-269.

Lee, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Martuzevicius, D., Adhikari, A., Crawford, C., Reponen, T. (2006) Culturability and concentration of indoor and outdoor airborne fungi in six single-family homes. Atmospheric Environment 40:2902-2910.

Biagini, J.M., LeMasters, G., Ryan, P.H., Levin L., Reponen, T., Burkle, J., Lockey, J. (2006) Allergic Rhinitis in early infancy. Is it environmental tobacco smoke or mold? Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 17:278-284.

Hu, S., McDonald, R., Martuzevicius, D., Biswas, P., Turner, J.R., Grinshpun, S.A., Kelley, A., Reponen, T., Lockey, J., LeMasters, G. (2006) UNMIX modeling of ambient PM2.5 near an interstate highway in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Atmospheric Environment 40:S378-S395.

Zhong, W., Levin, L., Reponen, T., Hershey, G.K., Adhikari, A., Shukla, R., LeMasters, G. (2006) Analysis of short-term influences of ambient aeroallergens on pediatric asthma hospital visits. Science of the Total Environment 370:330-335..

Cho, S.-H., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), LeMasters, G., Levin, L., Huang, J., Meklin, T., Villareal, M., Bernstein, D.I. (2006) Mold damage in homes and wheezing in infants. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 97:539-545.

Osborne, M., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Adhikari, A., Cho, S.-H., Grinshpun, S.A., Levin, L., Bernstein, D.I., LeMasters, G. (2006) Specific fungal exposures, allergic sensitization, and rhinitis in infants. Pediatric Allergy & Immunology 17:450-457, 2006.

Luo, J., Shukla, R., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Zhang, Q., LeMasters, G. (2006) Estimating sampling frequency in pollen exposure assessment over time. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 8:955-962.

Lee, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Kim, K.-Y., Iossifova, Y., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T. (2006) Relationship between indoor and outdoor airborne fungal spores, pollen, and (1-3)-Β-D-glucan in homes without visible mold growth. Aerobiologia 22:227-236.

Cho, S.-H., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Bernstein, D.I., Olds, R., Levin, L., Liu, X., Wilson, K., LeMasters, G. (2006) The effect of home characteristics on dust antigen concentrations and loads in homes. Science of the Total Environment 371:31-43.

Campo, P., Kalra, H.K., Levin, L., Reponen, T., Olds, R., Lummus, Z.L., Cho, S.-H., Hershey, G.K., Lockey, J., Villarreal, M., Stanforth, S., LeMasters, G., Bernstein, D.I. Influence of Dog Ownership and High Endotoxin on Wheezing and Atopy During Infancy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 118:1271-1278.

Chew, G.L., Wilson, J., Rabito, F.A., Grimsley, F., Iqbal, S., Reponen, T., Muilenberg, M.L., Thorne, P.S., Dearborn, D.G., Morley, R.L. (2006) Mold and endotoxin levels in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina: a pilot project of homes in New Orleans undergoing renovation. Environmental Health Perspectives 114:1883-1889.

Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A., Honda, T., Kim, K.Y., Toivola, M., Rao, K.S.R., Reponen, T. (2007) Control of aerosol contaminants in indoor air: combining the particle concentration reduction with microbial inactivation. Environmental Science and Technology 41:606-612

Wang, H., Reponen, T.(corresponding author), Lee S.-A., White, E., Grinshpun, S.A. (2007) Submicron size airborne endotoxin – a new challenge for bioaerosol exposure assessment in metalworking fluid environments. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 4:157-165.

Vesper, S.J., McKinstry, C., Haugland, R.A., Iossifova, Y., LeMasters, G., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G.J., Villareal, M., Bernstein, D.I., Lockey, J., Reponen, T. (2007) EPA relative moldiness index© as predictor of childhood respiratory illness. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 17:88-94.

Burton, N., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (2007) Physical collection efficiency of filter materials for bacteria and viruses. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 51:143-151.

Iossifova, Y., Reponen, T.(corresponding author), Bernstein, D., Levin, L., Zeigler, H., Kalra, H. Campo, P., Manuel Villareal, M., Lockey, J., Khurana Hershey, G.K., LeMasters, G. (2007) House dust (1-3)--d-glucan and wheezing in infants. Allergy 62:504-513.

Meklin, T., McKinstry, C., Reponen, T., Cho, S.-H., Grinshpun, S., Nevalainen, A., Vepsäläinen, A., Haugland, R., LeMasters, G., Vesper, S.J. (2007) Comparison of mold concentrations in dust, indoor and outdoor air sampled simultaneously and then quantified by MSQPCR. Science of the Total Environment 382:130-134.

Seo, S.C., Grinshpun, S.A., Iossifova, Y., Schmechel, D., Rao, C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2007) A new field-compatible methodology for the collection and analysis of fungal fragments. Aerosol Science and Technology 41:794-803.

Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A., Cho, S.H., Kim, K.-K., Lee, T., Reponen T. (2007) A small change in the design of a slit bioaerosol impactor significantly improves its collection characteristics. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 9:855-861, 2007.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Seo, S.-C., Grimsley, F., Lee, T., Crawford, C., Grinshpun, S.A. (2007) Fungal fragments in moldy houses: a field study in homes in New Orleans and Southern Ohio. Atmospheric Environment 41: 8140-8149.

Seo, S.-C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Levin, L., Borchelt, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2008) Aerosolization of particulate (1→3)-β-D-glucan from moldy materials. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74:585-593.

Eninger, R.M., Honda, T., Reponen, T., McKay, R., Grinshpun, S.A. (2008) What does respirator certification tell us about filtration of ultrafine particles. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 5:286-295.

Bernstein, J.A., Alexis, N., Bacchus, H., Bernstein, I.L., Fritz, P., Horner, E., Li, N., Mason, S., Nel, A., Oulette, J., Reijula, K., Reponen, T., Seltzer, J., Smith, A., Tarlo, S. (2008) The health effects of non-industrial indoor air pollution. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 121:585-591.

Lee, S.-A., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2008) Respiratory performance offered by N95 filtering facepiece respirators and surgical masks: human-subject evaluation with NaCl aerosol representing bacterial and viral particle size range. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 52:177-185.

Iossifova, Y., Sucharew, H., Succop, P., Vesper, S., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2008) Use of (1-3)-β-D-glucan concentrations in dust as a surrogate method for estimating specific mold exposures. Indoor Air 18:225-232.

Iossifova, Y., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Daines, M., Levin, L., Hershey, G.K. (2008) Comparison of two analytical methods for detecting (1-3)-β-D-glucan in pure fungal cultures and in home dust samples. The Open Allergy Journal 1:26-34.

Martuzevicius, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Lee, T., Hu, S., Biswas, P., Reponen, T., LeMasters, G. (2008) Traffic-related PM2.5 aerosol in residential houses located near major highways: indoor versus outdoor concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 42:6575-6585.

Clark Burton, N., Adhikari, A., Iossifova, Y., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (2008) Effect of Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide on Indoor Microbial Contaminants. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 58:647-656.

Ryan, P.H., LeMasters, G.K., Levin L., Burkle, J., Biswas, B., Hu, S., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T. (2008) A land-use regression model for estimating microenvironmental diesel exposure given multiple addresses from birth through childhood. The Science of the Total Environment 404:39-147.

Eninger, R., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2008) Differentiating between physical and viable penetrations when challenging respirator filters with bioaerosols. Clean 36:615-621.

Eninger, R., Honda, T., Adhikari, A., Heinonen-Tanski, H., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2008) Filter performance of N99 and N95 facepiece respirators against viruses and ultrafine particles. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 52:385-396.

Peccia, J., Milton, D., Reponen, T., Hill, J. (2008) Environmental engineering and science in preventing airborne biological disease. Environmental Science and Technology 42:4631-4637.

Seo S.-C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Grinshpun, S.A. (2008) Size-fractionated (1→3)-β-D-glucan concentrations released from different moldy materials. Science of the Total Environment 407:806-814.

Iossifova Y.Y., Reponen T. (corresponding author), Ryan, P.H., Levin L., Bernstein, D.I., Lockey J.E., Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey,G.K., Villareal, M., LeMasters, G. (2009) Mold exposure during infancy as a strong predictor of potential asthma development. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 102:131-137.

Eninger, R.M., Hogan Jr., C.J., Biswas, P., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2009) Electrospray versus nebulization for aerosolization and filter testing with virus particles Aerosol Science and Technology 43:298-304.

Adhikari, A., Jung, J., Reponen, T., Lewis, J.S., DeGrasse, E.J., Grimsley, F., Chew, G.L., Grinshpun, S.A. (2009) Aerosolization of fungi, (1→3)-β-D glucan, and endotoxin from flood-affected materials collected in new Orleans homes. Environmental Research 109:215-224.

Barth, E., Reponen, T., Succop, P. (2009) Evaluation of Bioaerosol Components, Generation Factors, and Airborne Transport Associated with Lime Treatment of Contaminated Sediment. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 59:540-552.

Haruta, H., Honda, T., Eninger, R., Reponen, T., McKay, R., Grinshpun, S.A. (2009) Experimental and theoretical investigation of the performance of N95 respirator filters against ultrafine aerosol particles tested at constant and cyclic flows. Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection 25:75-88.

Heinonen-Tanski, H., Reponen, T., Koivunen, J. (2009) Airborne enteric viruses and bacteria in sewage treatment plants. Water Research 43:2558-2566.

Grinshpun, S.A., Haruta, H., Eninger, R.M., Reponen, T., McKay, R.T., Lee, S-A. (2009), Performance of an N95 filtering facepiece particulate respirator and a surgical mask during human breathing: two pathways for particle penetration. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 6:593-603.

Crawford, C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Lee, T., Iossifova, Y., Levin, L., Adhikari, A., Grinshpun, S.A. (2009) Temporal and spatial variation of indoor and outdoor airborne fungal spores, pollen, and (1→3)-β-D-glucan. Aerobiologia 25:147-158.

Ryan, P.H., Bernstein, D., Lockey, J., Reponen, T., Levin, L., Grinshpun, S., Villareal, M., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Burkle, J., LeMasters, G.K. (2009) Exposure to traffic related-particles and endotoxin during infancy is associated with wheezing at age three. American Journal Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 180:1068-1075.

Schroer, K.T., Biagini, J.M., Ryan, P.H., LeMasters, G.K., Bernstein, D.I., Villareal, M., Lockey, J.E., Reponen, T.A., Grinshpun, S.A., Hershey, K.H. (2009) Interactions between oxidative stress and glutathione S-transferase P1 on persistent wheezing in a birth cohort. Journal of Pediatrics 154:401-408.

Haatainen, S., Laitinen, J., Linnainmaa, M., Reponen, T., Kalliokoski, P. (2010) Sampling of bioaerosols according to international standards for size-selective sampling. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 7:1-6.

Cho, K., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), McKay, R., Shukla, R., Haruta, H., Padmini, S., Grinshpun, S.A. (2010) Large particle penetration through N95 respirator filters and facepiece leaks with cyclic flow. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 54:68-77.

Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A., Li, C., Reponen, T., Yermakov, M., Schoenitz, M. (2010) Thermal inactivation of airborne viable Bacillus subtilis spores by short-term exposure in axially heated air flow. Journal of Aerosol Science 41:352-363.

Biagini Myers, J.M., Wang, N., LeMasters, G., Bernstein, D.I., Epstein, T., Lindsey, M., Ericksen, M., Chakraborty, R., Ryan, P., Villareal, M., Burkle, J., Lockey, J., Reponen, T., Khurana Hershey, G.K. (2010) Genetic and environmental risk factors for childhood eczema development and allergic sensitization in the CCAAPS cohort. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 130:430-437.

Sucharew, H., Succop, P., Ryan P., Bernstein, D., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Lockey, J., Villareal, M., Reponen, T., Grinshpun, S., LeMasters G. (2010) Exposure to traffic exhaust and recurrent dry night cough during early childhood: the CCAAPS cohort. Pediatric Allergy& Immunology 21(2 Pt 1):253-259.

Codispoti, C.D., Levin, L., LeMasters, G.L., Ryan, P., Reponen, T., Villareal, M., Burkle, J., Lockey, J.E., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Bernstein, D.I. (2010) Breast-feeding, aeroallergen sensitization, and environmental exposures during infancy are determinants of childhood allergic rhinitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 125:1054-1060.

Grinshpun, S.A., Li, C., Adhikari, A., Yermakov, M., Reponen, T., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin, E., Hoffmann, V., Trunov, M. (2010) Method for studying survival of airborne viable microorganisms in combustion environments: development and evaluation. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 10:414-424.

Cho, K.J., Jones, S., Jones, G., McKay, R., Grinshpun, S.A., Dwivedi, A., Shukla, R., Singh, U., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2010) Effect of Particle Size on Respiratory Protection Provided by Two Types of N95 Respirators on Agricultural Settings. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 7:622-627.

Adhikari, A., Lewis, J.S., Reponen, T., DeGrasse, E.C., Grimsley, L.F., Chew, G.L., Iossifova, Y., Grinshpun, S.A. (2010) Exposure matrices of endotoxin, (1→3)-β-D-glucan, fungi, and dust mite allergens in flood-affected homes of New Orleans. The Science of the Total Environment 408:5489-98.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Singh, U., Schaffer, C., Vesper, S., Johansson, E., Adhikari, A., Grinshpun, S.A., Indugula, R., Ryan, P., Levin, L., LeMasters, G. (2010) Visually observed mold and moldy odor versus quantitatively measured microbial exposure in homes. The Science of the Total Environment 408:5565-5574.

Epstein, T.G., Bernstein, D.I., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Ryan, P.H., Reponen, T., Villareal, M., Sucharew, H., Lockey, J.E., LeMasters, G.L. (2011) Opposing effects of cat and dog ownership and allergic sensitization on eczema in an atopic birth cohort. J. Pediatr. 158:265-271.

Johansson, E., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., Yermakov, M., Grinshpun, S.A. (2011) Association between increased DNA mutational frequency and thermal inactivation of aerosolized Bacillus spores exposed to dry heat. Aerosol Sci. & Technol. 45:376-381.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Lee, S.-A., Grinshpun, S.A. Johnson, E., McKay, R. (2011) Effect of fit-testing on the protection offered by N95 filtering facepiece respirators against fine particles in a laboratory setting. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 55:264-271.

Hochstetler, H.A., Yermakov, M., Reponen, T., Ryan, P.H., Grinshpun, S.A. (2011) Aerosol particles generated by diesel-powered school buses at urban schools. Atmos. Environ. 45:1444-1453.

Johansson, E., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Vesper, S., Levin, L., Grinshpun, S.A., Lemasters, G. (2011) Association between exposures Stretomycetes and fungi as determined by the polymerase chain reaction assay. Indoor Air 21:300-310.

Cho, K.J. Reponen, T. (corresponding author), McKay, R., Adhikari, A., Singh, U., Jones, S., Jones, G., Shukla, R., Dwivedi, A., Grinshpun, S.A. (2011) Respiratory protection provided by two types of N95 respirators on farms against bioaerosols. J. Occup. & Environ. Health 8:417-425.

Singh, U., Cho, K.J., Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A., Levin, L., Green, B., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2011) Airborne endotoxin and β-glucan in fine particles in agricultural and home environments. Aerosol & Air Quality Res. 11:376-386.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Vesper, S., Levin, L., Johansson, E., Ryan, P., Burkle, J., Grinshpun, S.A., Zheng, S., Bernstein, D.I., Lockey, J., Villareal, M., Khurana Hershey, G.K., LeMasters, G. (2011) High environmental relative moldiness index in home during infancy as a predictor of age seven asthma. Ann. Allergy & Asthma Immunol. 107:120-126.

Singh, U., Levin, L., Grinshpun, S.A., Schaffer, C., Adhikari, A., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2011) Influence of home characteristics on airborne and dustborne endotoxin and β-D-glucan. J. Environ. Monit. 13:3246-3253.

Hyttinen, M., Rautio, A., Pasanen, P., Reponen, T., Earnest, G.S., Streifel, A., Kalliokoski, P. (2011) Airborne infection isolation rooms – a review of experimental studies. Indoor Built Environ. 20:584-594.

Epstein, T.G., LeMasters, G.K., Bernstein, D.I., Ericksen, M.B., Martin, L.J., Ryan, P.H., Biagini Myers, J.M., Butsch Kovacic, M.S., Lindsey, M.A., He, H., Reponen, T., Villareal, M.S., Lockey, J.E., Bernstein, C.K., Khurana Hershey, G.K. (2012) Genetic variation in small proline rich protein 2B as a predictor for asthma among children with eczema. Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol. 108:145–150.

Biagini Myers, J.M., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Deka, R., Burkle, J.W., Levin, L.S., Bernstein, D.I., Villareal, M., Lockey, J.E., Reponen, T., Gareri, J., Lubetsky, A., Koren, G., LeMasters, G.K. (2012) Asking the right questions to ascertain early childhood secondhand smoke exposures. J. Pediatr. 160:1050-1051. PMID: 22494871.

Kim, H., Tse, K., Levin, L., Bernstein, D., Reponen, T., Lemasters, G., Lummus, Z., Horner, A.A. (2012) House dust bioactivities predict skin prick test reactivity for children with high risk of allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 129:1529-1537. PMID: 22385634.

Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Lockey, J., Bernstein, D.I., Vesper, S., Levin, L., Khurana Hershey, G.K., Zheng, S., Ryan, P., Grinshpun, S.A., Villareal, M. LeMasters, G. (2012) Infant origins of childhood asthma associated with specific molds. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 130:639-644. PMID: 22789397

Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A., Yermakov, M., Reponen, T., Dreizin, E., Schoenitz, M., Hoffmann, V., Zhang, S. (2012) Inactivation of Aerosolized Bacillus atrophaeus (BG) Endospores and MS2 Viruses by Combustion of Reactive Materials. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46(13):7334-41 PMID: 22662743.

Haynes, E.N., Ryan, P., Chen, A., Brown, D., Roda, S., Kuhnell, P., Wittberg, D., Terrell, M., Reponen, T. (2012) Assessment of personal exposure to manganese in children living near a ferromanganese refinery. Sci. Total Environ. 15;427-428:19-25.

Meheust, D., Gangneux, J.-P., Reponen, T., Vymer, L., Vesper, S., Le Cann, P., (2012) Correlation between Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) Values in French Dwellings and other Measures of Fungal Contamination. Sci Total Environ. 438:319-324. PMID: 23022719.

Mintz-Cole, RA, Gibson, AM, Bass, SA, Budelsky, AL, Reponen, T, Hershey, GK. (2012) Dectin-1 and IL-17A Suppress Murine Asthma Induced by Aspergillus versicolor but not Cladosporium cladosporioides due to differences in β-Glucan surface exposure. J. Immunol. 89:3609-17. PMID: 22962686.

Meheust, D., Le Cann, P., Reponen, T., Wakefield, J., Vesper, S., Gangneux J.-P. (2013) Possible application of the environmental relative moldiness index in France a pilot study in France: a pilot study in Brittany. Int J Hyg Environ Health 216:333-340. PMID: 22841908.

Cho, K.J., Turkevich, L., Miller, M., McKay, R., Grinshpun, R., Ha, K.C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author) (2013) Penetration of fibers through filter media and faceseal leakage of N95 filtering facepiece respirators with cyclic flow. J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 10:109-115.

He, X., Yermakov, M., Reponen, T., McKay, R.T., James, K., Grinshpun, S.A. (2013) Manikin-based performance evaluation of elastomeric respirators against combustion particles. J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 10:203-212.

He, X., Son, S.-Y., James, K., Yermakov, M., Reponen, T., McKay, R.T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2013) Exploring a novel ultrafine particle counter for utilization in respiratory protection studies. J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 10:D52-D54.

Adhikari, A., Rylander, R., Reponen, T. (2013) Airborne fungal cell fragments in homes in relation to total fungal biomass. Indoor Air 23:142-147; PMID: 22804753.

Sparks, C., Reponen, T. (corresponding author), Ryan, P., Yermakov, M., Simmons, M., Alam, M., Howard, L.A. (2012) Concentration gradient patterns of traffic and non-traffic generated fine and coarse aerosol particles. J. Environ. Health (in press).

Kettleson, E., Kumar, S., Reponen, T., Vesper, S., Méheust, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Adhikari, A. (2013) Stenotrophomonas, Mycobacterium, and Streptomyces in dust and indoor air: Associations with moldiness and other home characteristics. Indoor Air [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23397905



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