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Toxicology + Industrial Hygiene Consulting

Karen Michael, MPH, PhD, is an Industrial Hygienist and Bacteriologist with Veritox®, Inc.

Dr. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Georgia State University, a Masters of Public Health from Drexel University in Environmental and Occupational Health, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational hygiene from the University of Washington. She is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and its Biosafety Committee, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE).

Education

Expertise

Environmental Microbiology

Infection Prevention and Control

Industrial Hygiene monitoring of microbial hazards

Recent Publications

Assessment of Environmental Contamination with Pathogenic Bacteria at a Hospital Laundry Facility. Michael K, No D, Daniell W, Seixas N, Roberts M. (2017) Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 61(9):1087-1096. [PubMed]

vanA Positive Multidrug-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Isolated from Surfaces of a US Hospital Laundry Facility. Michael K, No D, Roberts M. (2017) Journal of Hospital Infection. 95(2): 218-223. [PubMed]

Clostridium difficile Environmental Contamination within a Clinical Laundry Facility in the USA. Michael K, No D, Dankoff J, Lee K, Lara-Crawford E, Roberts M. (2016) FEMS Microbiology Letters. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 363(21) [PubMed]

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolates from Surfaces and Personnel at a Hospital Laundry Facility. Michael K, No D, Roberts M. (2016) Journal of Applied Microbiology. 3(121):846-854 [PubMed]

Pathogen contamination in a clinical laundry facility: a Q&A with Karen E. Michael. OUPblog. Oxford University Press's Academic Insights for the Thinking World. November 15, 2016.

 

E-mail (kmichael@veritox.com)

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