Patricia Koman, MPP, Ph.D.
Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences
The University of Michigan
Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Bldg, Univ of Michigan, North Campus.
Noon, Thursday, March 28, 2019
Come join us to hear from Trish Koman on her research to help create healthier communities, the health effects of global climate change, and what we can do about it.
Trish Koman leads community-engaged research to create healthier communities. Trish draws on over 20 years of public service as a senior environmental scientist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) working mainly to improve air quality. She was part of the leadership team for the US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, where she initiated a partnership to reduce diesel emissions at U.S. marine ports and helped create the Clean School Bus USA partnership program to protect children’s health. Trish managed multi-disciplinary benefit-cost analyses, regulatory programs, and technological innovation initiatives. Her air quality and policy analyses formed the rationale for setting landmark national ambient air quality standards for fine particulate matter, which withstood a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been recognized with four Gold Medals for exceptional service to the country and an EPA Administrator award for excellence.
In partnership with community groups, Trish led an environmental education effort in Flint, Michigan. Trish received a University of Michigan Provost award for innovation in teaching.