About Dr. Steinemann


Dr. Anne Steinemann is an internationally recognized expert on pollutant exposures and associated health effects, including topics of indoor air quality, consumer product testing and evaluation, exposure assessment, and healthy homes and communities.

She is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia; and Professor of Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Infrastructure, at James Cook University, Australia. She was previously Program Manager at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.C. San Diego, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. She was also a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a visiting professor at Stanford University, Florida Institute of Technology, and Linköping University in Sweden. Dr. Steinemann received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Steinemann advises numerous governments, industries, and organizations on issues of environmental pollutants, public health, and water management, and has directed major federally funded research programs. Her work has been used to change practices and policies around the world, and formed the basis of federal and state legislation. In her public service, she has investigated more than 200 sick buildings to identify pollutant sources, reduce exposures, and improve people's health.

Dr. Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards for her college and university, and the highest national honor for university teaching programs. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and two textbooks: Microeconomics for Public Decisions (2018) and Exposure Analysis (2007).

Dr. Steinemann's research has received national and international media attention spanning six continents and more than 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and web-based outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, Scientific American, U.S. News & World Report, New York Daily News, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, Boston Globe, MSN.com, Hindustan Times, Singapore Radio, New Scientist, U.K. Daily Mail, and WebMD, with a global reach exceeding 600 million people.

Dr. Steinemann cares deeply about helping people and providing scientific information to reduce exposures to potentially hazardous and often hidden pollutants, and to improve health. If you would like to support Dr. Steinemann's research, please contact her at drsteinemann@gmail.com. Thank you.