Anne Marie Zimeri

Environmental Health Science, Global Health Institute
Assistant Professor
B.S.E.H. Program Director and Undergraduate Internship Coordinator

Environmental Health Science, Global Health Institute

  • Education

    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

  • Affiliations

    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