Anne Marie Zimeri

Environmental Health Science
Associate Professor
B.S.E.H. Program Director and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator

Curriculum Vitae

Environmental Health Science


PhD, Genetics, University of Georgia, 2004

BS, Biology, Indiana University – Purdue University, 1997

Areas of Expertise

Research: undergraduate environmental education, environmental agent exposures from produce and water

Teaching: environmental health, genetics, bioremediation, solid and hazardous waste management

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

UGA Center for Teaching and Learning Teacher of the Week, September 2016

Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching Fellows for Innovative Teaching Program 2014-2016

UGA Student Government Professor Recognition Award, March 1, 2012

The University of Georgia Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advisor Award, 2011-2012

Alpha Kappa Psi, University of Georgia Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Teacher of the Year Award, 2012

The University of Georgia Career Center, Career Development Award, May 1, 2012


Member, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2014-present

Affiliate Faculty Member, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, 2012-present

Faculty Member, UGA Center for Global Health, 2010-present

Member, National Environmental Health Association, 2010-present

Member, Georgia Environmental Health Association, 2010-present

Course Instruction

FYOS1001 Environmental Film Festival

EHSC3060 Introduction to Environmental Health Science

EHSC4150 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

EHSC4700 Genetic Applications in Environmental Health

EHSC4090 Bioremediation

EHSC4500 Global Food Security (study abroad in Costa Rica)

Dr. Zimeri’s objective, as a teacher, is to excite students about scientific subject matter that will foster conceptual learning as well as initiate critical thinking and problem solving skills that will prepare them for real life applications. Though learning styles can vary greatly, she believes that all students have the ability to learn. She feels that science connects us to our universe, and she wants students to see this association. Dr. Zimeri present concrete, real world examples for each main topic that assists the students in conceptual learning. These examples are illustrative of scientific discovery today. They help students see science in the world and make the information meaningful.

Selected Publications

Zimeri, AM. (2016) A classroom exercise to teach undergraduates to critically think about data from primary scientific literature. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 11(12): 5396-5403

Zimeri, AM, (2015) Robb SW, Hassan SM, Hire RR, Davis MB, Assessing heavy metal and PCB exposure from tap water by measuring levels in plasma from sporadic breast cancer patients, a pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12: 15683-15691

Zimeri, AM, (2015) Environmental Pledge Assignment: Connecting classroom lessons to behavioral changes with calculable impacts. Polymath, 5(3):1-11

Zimeri, AM, (2015) Professional Training Agreement Development for Undergraduate Environmental Health Internships Required by EHAC-Accredited Programs. Journal of Environmental Health, Mar; 77(7):34-5

Zimeri, AM, (2014) National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council Degrees can lead to USPHS Commissions through accredited coursework and internships. Journal of Environmental Health, Mar; 76(7):42-3

Baldwin T, , Zitomer NC, , Mitchell TR, Zimeri AM, Glenn AE, Bacon C, Riley RT, (2014) Maize Seedling Blight induced by Fusarium verticillioides Causes Accumulation of Fumonisin B1 in Upper Leaves without Colonization of the Leaves. J. Agric. Food Chem. Mar 5;62(9)2118-25.

Zimeri, AM, (2013) Introduction to Environmental Health: A Global Perspective, Revised edition. Cognella Publishers