Anne Riederer

Anne Riederer

Anne Riederer

Professorial Lecture

Part-time Faculty

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Environmental and Occupational Health


Email: Anne Riederer
Milken Institute School of Public Health 950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20052

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, both in the United States and internationally. She is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at GWU where she serves as course director of the graduate courses PubH 6128 (Global Environmental and Occupational Health) and PubH 6136 (Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology), and an instructor in the graduate course PubH 6011 (Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health). She currently lives in Seattle and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, where she works on children's environmental health research projects and teaches undergraduate (EnvH 417, Children's Environmental Health Disparities) and graduate (EnvH 510, Global Environmental Health) courses.

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 also serves as technical advisor to Pure Earth/Blacksmith Institute (New York, NY) and collaborating research scientist with the American College of Medical Toxicology.

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, School of Public Health

ScD, MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
BSc, Brown University


Environmental and Occupational Health

Global Environmental Health

Environmental Health Policy


Toxic waste

Children's Health

Climate Change


Research Interests

  • Exposure assessment (water, food, house dust, soil, air; biomarkers)

  • Neurodevelopmental outcomes of environmental contaminant exposures

  • Interventions to improve children’s environmental health and reduce environmental health disparities

  • Global environmental and occupational health


  • Air Pollution Exposures in Early Life and Brain Development in Children (ABC) Study (with S. Benki-Nugent and collaborators from UW Global Health and University of Nairobi)

  • Home Air In Agriculture Pediatric Intervention Trial (with C. Karr and collaborators from UW, KDNA, and Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic)

  • Kenya Healthy Home Healthy Brain Project (with S. Benki-Nugent and collaborators from UW Global Health and University of Nairobi)

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

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

  • 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)


Riederer AM, Krenz JE, Tchong-French MI, Torres E, Perez A, Younglove LR, Jansen KL, Hardie DC, Farquhar SA, Sampson PD, Karr CJ. Effectiveness of portable HEPA air cleaners on reducing indoor PM2.5 and NH3 in an agricultural cohort of children with asthma: A randomized intervention trial. Indoor Air. 2020 Sep 29;. doi: 10.1111/ina.12753. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32996146.

Masterson EE, Younglove LB, Perez A, Torres E, Krenz JE, Tchong French MI, Riederer AM, Sampson PD, Metwali N, Min E, Jansen KL, Aisenberg G, Babadi RS, Farquhar SA, Thorne PS, Karr CJ. The home air in agriculture pediatric intervention (HAPI) trial: Rationale and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Sep;96:106085. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106085. Epub 2020 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 32721578; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7494646.

Zajac L, Kobrosly RW, Ericson B, Caravanos J, Landrigan PJ, Riederer AM. Probabilistic estimates of prenatal lead exposure at 195 toxic hotspots in low- and middle-income countries. Environ Res. 2020 Apr;183:109251. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109251. Epub 2020 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 32311907; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7176741.

Farrugia LA, Rhyee SH, Campleman SL, Judge B, Kao L, Pizon A, Porter L, Riederer AM, Wiegand T, Calello DP, Wax PM, Brent J. Correction to: The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry-The 2017 Annual Report. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Dec;14(4):333. doi: 10.1007/s13181-018-0681-5. PubMed PMID: 30276620; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6242793.

Farrugia LA, Rhyee SH, Campleman SL, Judge B, Kao L, Pizon A, Porter L, Riederer AM, Wiegand T, Calello D, Wax PM, Brent J. The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry-the 2017 Annual Report. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Sep;14(3):182-211. doi: 10.1007/s13181-018-0679-z. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 30094774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6097971.

Farrugia LA, Rhyee SH, Calello DP, Campleman SL, Riederer AM, Malashock HR, Pizon A, Wiegand T, Wax PM, Brent J. The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry-the 2016 Experience. J Med Toxicol. 2017 Sep;13(3):203-226. doi: 10.1007/s13181-017-0627-3. Epub 2017 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 28766237; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5570732.

Zota AR, Riederer AM, Ettinger AS, Schaider LA, Shine JP, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Wright RO, Spengler JD. Associations between metals in residential environmental media and exposure biomarkers over time in infants living near a mining-impacted site. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 Sep;26(5):510-9. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.76. Epub 2015 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 26648247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5311724.

Riederer AM, Campleman SL, Carlson RG, Boyer EW, Manini AF, Wax PM, Brent JA. Acute Poisonings from Synthetic Cannabinoids - 50 U.S. Toxicology Investigators Consortium Registry Sites, 2010-2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Jul 15;65(27):692-5. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6527a2. PubMed PMID: 27413997; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4972329.

Naksen W, Prapamontol T, Mangklabruks A, Chantara S, Thavornyutikarn P, Srinual N, Panuwet P, Ryan PB, Riederer AM, Barr DB. Associations of maternal organophosphate pesticide exposure and PON1 activity with birth outcomes in SAWASDEE birth cohort, Thailand. Environ Res. 2015 Oct;142:288-96. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.06.035. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 26186137; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4609250.

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015 Aug 22;386(9995):743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4. Epub 2015 Jun 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 26063472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4561509.

Chen X, Panuwet P, Hunter RE, Riederer AM, Bernoudy GC, Barr DB, Ryan PB. Method for the quantification of current use and persistent pesticides in cow milk, human milk and baby formula using gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2014 Nov 1;970:121-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2014.08.018. Epub 2014 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 25261753.

Riederer AM, Dhingra R, Blount BC, Steenland K. Predictors of blood trihalomethane concentrations in NHANES 1999-2006. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jul;122(7):695-702. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306499. Epub 2014 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 24647036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4080535.

Belova A, Greco SL, Riederer AM, Olsho LE, Corrales MA. A method to screen U.S. environmental biomonitoring data for race/ethnicity and income-related disparity. Environ Health. 2013 Dec 19;12:114. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-12-114. PubMed PMID: 24354733; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3893603.

Riederer AM, Belova A, George BJ, Anastas PT. Urinary cadmium in the 1999-2008 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Jan 15;47(2):1137-47. doi: 10.1021/es303556n. Epub 2013 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 23253114.

Lorenz AN, Prapamontol T, Narksen W, Srinual N, Barr DB, Riederer AM. Pilot study of pesticide knowledge, attitudes, and practices among pregnant women in northern Thailand. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Sep 19;9(9):3365-83. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9093365. PubMed PMID: 23202693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3499875.

Riederer AM, Lu C. Measured versus simulated dietary pesticide intakes in children. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2012;29(12):1922-37. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2012.719643. Epub 2012 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 22963431.

Riederer AM, Pearson MA, Lu C. Dietary patterns among the Metro Atlanta Cohort: implications for population-based longitudinal dietary pesticide exposure and risk assessment. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;21(2):142-9. doi: 10.1038/jes.2009.72. Epub 2010 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 20354565.

Riederer AM, Pearson MA, Lu C. Comparison of food consumption frequencies among NHANES and CPES children: implications for dietary pesticide exposure and risk assessment. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;20(7):602-14. doi: 10.1038/jes.2009.48. Epub 2009 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 19738638.

Riederer AM, Smith KD, Barr DB, Hayden SW, Hunter RE Jr, Ryan PB. Current and historically used pesticides in residential soil from 11 homes in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2010 May;58(4):908-17. doi: 10.1007/s00244-009-9439-z. Epub 2009 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 20016886.

Hunter RE Jr, Riederer AM, Ryan PB. Method for the determination of organophosphorus and pyrethroid pesticides in food via gas chromatography with electron-capture detection. J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Feb 10;58(3):1396-402. doi: 10.1021/jf9028859. PubMed PMID: 20073464.

Greene LE, Riederer AM, Marcus M, Lkhasuren O. Associations of fertility and pregnancy outcomes with leather tannery work in Mongolia: a pilot study. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Jan-Mar;16(1):60-8. doi: 10.1179/107735210800546100. PubMed PMID: 20166320.

Riederer AM, Hunter RE Jr, Hayden SW, Ryan PB. Pyrethroid and organophosphorus pesticides in composite diet samples from Atlanta, USA adults. Environ Sci Technol. 2010 Jan 1;44(1):483-90. doi: 10.1021/es902479h. PubMed PMID: 19994894.

Pearson MA, Lu C, Schmotzer BJ, Waller LA, Riederer AM. Evaluation of physiological measures for correcting variation in urinary output: Implications for assessing environmental chemical exposure in children. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2009 Mar;19(3):336-42. doi: 10.1038/jes.2008.48. Epub 2008 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 18841168.

Riederer AM, Bartell SM, Ryan PB. Predictors of personal air concentrations of chloroform among US adults in NHANES 1999-2000. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2009 Mar;19(3):248-59. doi: 10.1038/jes.2008.7. Epub 2008 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 18335002.

Hahn MB, Riederer AM, Foster SO. The Livelihood Vulnerability Index: A pragmatic approach to assessing risks from climate variability and change-A case study in Mozambique. Global Environ Change. 2009 February; 19(1):74-88. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.11.002.

Riederer AM, Bartell SM, Barr DB, Ryan PB. Diet and nondiet predictors of urinary 3-phenoxybenzoic acid in NHANES 1999-2002. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Aug;116(8):1015-22. doi: 10.1289/ehp.11082. PubMed PMID: 18709153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2516573.

Riederer AM, Thompson KM, Fuentes JM, Ford TE. Body weight and water ingestion estimates for women in two communities in the Philippines: the importance of collecting site-specific data. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2006 Jan;209(1):69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2005.08.002. Epub 2005 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 16373204.

Riederer AM, Shine JP, Danan LM, Ford TE. Concentrations of lead and mercury in multimedia samples from homes near the former Clark Air Base, Philippines. Sci Total Environ. 2005 Apr 1;341(1-3):53-69. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.09.029. Epub 2005 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 15833241.