Anne Riederer

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)
Anne M. Riederer, MS, MSFS, ScD is an environmental health scientist focused on assessing exposures of young children and pregnant women to heavy metals, pesticides, and other environmental neurotoxicants. Before moving to Seattle, she was: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2010-2012) hosted by Dr. Paul Anastas, EPA Assistant Administrator of the Office of Research and Development; Research Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Global Environmental Health Program (2004-2010), Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and; Senior Research Associate (1991-1998), Hagler Bailly Consulting (Arlington, VA and Manila, Philippines). She currently serves as technical advisor to Blacksmith Institute (New York, NY), holds adjunct faculty appointments at Emory and George Washington University (Washington, DC), and serves as elected Treasurer of the International Society of Exposure Science.

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Research Interests

  • Exposure assessment (water, food, house dust, soil; biomarkers)
    Neurodevelopmental outcomes of environmental contaminant exposures
    Effects of contaminated site remediation on children’s environmental health
    Global environmental health

Teaching interests

Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World (George Washington University on-line MPH Program)

Online Course in Research Writing: Environmental Health (Blacksmith Institute and AuthorAID/International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications)


ScD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Harvard College, 2004
MS, Environmental Health, Harvard College, 2000
MSFS, International Business Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1991
BS, Neuroscience, Brown University, 1989


Environmental determinants of metals exposures in infants living near an abandoned mining site (with A. Zota, George Washington University, and collaborators from Harvard School of Public Health, Yale, and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)

Primary school educational attainment among children living near toxic sites in low- and middle-income countries (with A. Preker, D. Jack and collaborators, Columbia University)

Burden of disease from prenatal lead exposure near toxic sites in low- and middle-income countries (with L. Zajac, R. Kobrosly and collaborators from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)

Intervention to reduce children’s blood lead levels in Rudnaya Pristan, Russian Far East (with P. Sharov, Far Eastern Environmental Health Fund and Blacksmith Institute)

Workshop on reducing environmental health threats to children in artisanal industry communities, Hanoi (with collaborators from University of Washington, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Blacksmith Institute, Centre for Environment and Community Development, National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Vietnam Environment Agency)

Validation and pilot testing of methods for assessing infants’ dietary pesticide exposure (with D. Barr, P.B. Ryan and collaborators from Emory University)

In utero pesticide exposures and neurodevelopmental outcomes in a prospective birth cohort from Northern Thailand (with D. Barr, P.B. Ryan and collaborators from Emory and Chiang Mai University)

Children’s dietary exposures to neonicotinoid pesticides (with C.S. Lu and collaborators from Harvard School of Public Health)
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