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
  • University of Georgia Office of Transfer Academic Services 2021-2022 Transfer Advocate Award, April 2022
  • National Environmental Health Association Beacon Award, July 2019
  • Inducted into Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, Beta Chi Chapter, March 2019
  • UGA Center for Teaching and Learning Online Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • UGA College of Public Health Outstanding Teaching Award, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Rieber L, Zimeri AM, Tong L. (2021) All Opinions Matter: Q Pedagogy in an Environmental Health Science Class. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Sheldon MV, Pinion CJ, Kylza P, Zimeri AM. (2019) Pesticide contamination in central Kentucky urban honey. Journal of Environmental Health, 82(1):8-13

Zimeri AM. (2017) Students from EHAC-accredited schools participate in 22 internships with 20 state health departments in NEHA’s National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP). Journal of Environmental Health, 80(7):28-29

Lawrence B, Greer A, Zimeri AM, Hernandez DC, Ahn S, Jones S, Smith ML, (2017) Use of a unique farmers’ market program targeting lower-income community members. Journal of Community Health, (in press)

Zimeri AM. (2017) Using a collaborative wiki in a low stakes environmental health classroom exercise to promote environmental stewardship. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 12(8):1789-1796

Marion JW, Murphy TJ, Zimeri AM. (2017) Trends in the environmental health job market for new graduates of EHAC accredited programs, Journal of Environmental Health, 80(2):32-36

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