Staci Simonich

 

 

stacisimonich 

 Professor

 Depts: EMT, Chemistry (1141 Ag Life Sciences Bldg)

Ph.D. 1995, Indiana University
Phone: 541-737-9194
Fax: 541-737-0497
Email: Staci.Simonich@oregonstate.edu
 

 

Simonich Lab Website

Current research focuses on understanding the atmospheric transport and deposition of semi-volatile organic compounds to high elevation ecosystems. The research program seeks to understand the relative impact of current and historical Asian, Pacific Ocean, and North American sources on contamination at high elevations. Source region identification and 'age' are determined using air trajectories and the enantiomer ratios of chiral semi-volatile organic compounds. Sampling sites for the research include Okinawa, Cheeka Peak observatory, Marys Peak Observatory, Mt. Bachelor Observatory, and eight Western U.S. National Parks. Analytes of interest include organochlorine pesticides, current use pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The research utilizes chromatography, mass spectrometry, and novel methods of sample extraction and purification.

Projects:

superfund

Project leader; Project 6- PAHs in Highly Exposed Populations

Objective is to understand the nature of the environmental exposure to provide key insights into the global environmental issue of exposure to unusually high levels of complex, environmental PAH mixtures in both the Chinese and American Indian populations.

Co-Investigator; Anatlytical Chemistry Support Core D 


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Publications

  1. V.H. Garrison*, M.S. Majewski, W.T. Foreman, S.A. Genualdi, A. Mohammed, S.L. Massey Simonich.  2014. “Persistent Organic Contaminants in Saharan Dust Air Masses in West Africa, Cape Verde and the Eastern Caribbean”.  Science of the Total Environment, 468-469, 530-543.
  2. N. Jariyasopit, M. McIntosh, K. Zimmermann, J. Arey, R. Atkinson, R. Carter, P. Ha-Yeon Cheong, T. Yu, R. Dashwood, S. Massey Simonich*.  2013.  “Prediction, Identification, and Mutagenicity of Nitro-PAH Products formed from Heterogeneous Reaction of PAHs with NO2, NO3/N2O5, O3, and OH radicals”.  Environmental Science and Technology, submitted.
  3. K. Zimmermann, N. Jariyasopit, S. Massey Simonich, S. Tao, R. Atkinson, J. Arey*.  2013.  “Formation of Nitro-PAHs from the Heterogeneous Reaction of Ambient Particle-bound PAHs with N2O5/NO3/NO2”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 47(15), 8434-8442.
  4. C. Rochman, C. Manzano, B. Hentschel, S. Massey Simonich, E. Hoh*.  2013.  “Polystyrene Plastic:  A Source and Sink of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 47(24), 13976-13984.
  5. C. Davidson*, C. Williamson, K. Vincent, S. Massey Simonich, K. Stanley, J. Hero, K. Kriger.  2013.  “Anuran Population Declines Occur on an Elevational Gradient in the Western Hemisphere”.  Herpetological Conservation Biology, in press.
  6. A. El-Mubarak*, A. Rushdi, K. Al-Mutlaq, A. Bazeyad, S. Massey Simonich, B. Simoneit.  2013.  “Identification and source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air particulate matter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia”.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, in press.
  7. C. Manzano, E. Hoh, S. Massey Simonich*.  2013.  “Quantification of Complex Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures in Standard Reference Materials Using Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography with Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry”.  Journal of Chromatography A, 1307, 172-179.
  8. C. Flanagan*, J. Schrlau, S. Massey Simonich, T. Blett.  2013.  “Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Fish from Western U.S. and Alaskan National Parks – Comparisons to Contaminant Health Thresholds”.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, in press.
  9. O. Motorykin, M. Matzke, K. Waters, S. Massey Simonich*.  2013.  “Association of Carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions and Smoking with Lung Cancer Mortality Rates on a Global Scale”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 47(7), 3410-3416.
  10. S. Massey Simonich, P. Sun*, K. Castel, S. Dyer, D. Wernery, K. Garber, G. Carr, T. Federle.  2013.  “Probabilistic Risk Analysis for 1,4-Dioxane Concentrations in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plan Effluents at U.S. Drinking Water Intakes”.  Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, in review.
  11. D.F. Bradford*, K. Stanley, N.G. Tallent-Halsell, D. W. Sparling, M. Nash, R. Knapp, L.L. McConnell, S. Massey Simonich.  2013.  “Temporal and Spatial Variation of Atmospherically Deposited Organic Contaminants at High Elevation in Yosemite National Park, California, USA”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(3), 517-525.
  12. B. Giri, K. Patel, N. Jaiswal, S. Sharma, B. Ambade, W. Wang, S. Massey Simonich, B. Simoneit*.  2013.  “Composition and Sources of Organic Tracers in Aerosol Particles of Industrial Central India”.  Atmospheric Research, 120-121, 312-324.
  13. C. Manzano, E. Hoh, S. Massey Simonich*.  2012.  “Improved Separation of Complex Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures Using Novel Column Combinations in GCxGC/ToF-MS”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 7677-7684.
  14. J. Wang, S. Chen, M. Tian, X. Zheng, L. Gonzales, T. Ohura, B. Mai, S. Massey Simonich*.  2012.  “Inhalation Cancer Risk Associated with Exposure to Complex Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Mixtures in an Electronic Waste and Urban Area in South China”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 9745-9752.
  15. G. Shen, S. Tao*, S. Wei, Y. Zhang, R. Wang, B. Wang, W. Li, H. Shen, Y. Huang, Y. Yang, Y. Chen, H. Chen, Y. Yang, W. Wang, W. Wei, X. Wang, W. Liu, X. Wang, S. Massey Simonich.  2012.  “Emissions of Parent, Nitro, and Oxygenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Residential Wood Combustion in Rural China”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 8123-8130.
  16. G. Shen, S. Tao*, S. Wei, Y. Zhang, R. Wang, B. Wang, W. Li, H. Shen, Y. Huang, Y. Yang, Y. Chen, H. Chen, Y. Yang, W. Wang, W. Wei, X. Wang, W. Liu, X. Wang, S. Massey Simonich.  2012.  “Reductions in Emissions of Carbonaceous Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Combustion of Biomass Pellets in Comparison with Raw Fuel Burning”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 6409-6416.
  17. G. Shen, S. Tao*, S. Wei, Y. Zhang, R. Wang, B. Wang, W. Li, H. Shen, Y. Huang, Y. Yang, W. Wang, X. Wang, S. Massey Simonich.  2012.  “Retene Emission from Residential Solid Fuels in China and Evaluation of Retene as a Unique Marker for Softwood Combustion”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 4666-4672.
  18. J. Zhong, J. Ding, Y. Su, G. Shen, Y. Yang, C. Wang, S. Massey Simonich, H. Cao, Y. Zhu, S. Tao*.  2012.  “Carbonaceous Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Human Exposure from Indoor Biomass Burning Practices in Rural Northern China”.  Environmental Engineering Science, 29(11), 1038-1045.
  19. J. Ding, J. Zhong, Y. Yang, B. Li, G. Shen, Y. Su, C. Wang, H. Shen, B. Wang, R. Wang, Y. Huang, Y. Zhang, H. Cao, Y. Zhu, S. Massey Simonich, S. Tao*.  2012.  “Occurrence and exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives in a rural Chinese home through biomass fuelled cooking”.  Environmental Pollution, 169, 160-166.
  20. C. Davidson*, K. Stanley, S. Simonich.  2012.  “Contaminant Residues and Declines of the Cascades Frog (Rana Cascadae) in the California Cascades, USA.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 1895-1902.
  21. J. Schrlau, L. Geiser, K. Hageman, D. Landers, S. Massey Simonich*.  2011.  “Comparison of Lichen, Conifer Needles, Passive Air Sampling Devices, and Snowpack as Passive Sampling Media to Measure Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Remote Atmospheres”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 45(24), 10354-10361.
  22. J. Klanova*, M. Diamond, K. Jones, G. Lammel, R. Lohmann, N. Pirrone, M. Scheringer, C. Balducci, T. Bidleman, K. Blaha, L. Blaha, K. Booij, H. Bouwman, K. Breivik, S. Eckhardt, H. Fiedler, P. Garrigues, T. Harner, I. Holoubek, H. Hung, M. MacLeod, K. Magulova, S. Mosca, A. Pistocchi, S. Simonich, F. Smedes, E. Stephanou, A. Sweetman, K. Sebkova, M. Venier, M. Vighi, B. Vrana, F. Wania, R. Weber, P. Weiss.  2011.  “Identifying the Research and Infrastructure Needs for the Global Assessment of Hazardous Chemicals Ten Years after Establishing the Stockholm Convention”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 7617-7619.
  23. W. Wang, N. Jariyasopit, J. Schrlau, Y. Jia, S. Tao, T. Yu, R. Dashwood, W. Zhang, X. Wang, S. Massey Simonich*.  2011.  “Concentration and Photochemistry of PAHs, NPAHs, and OPAHs and Toxicity of PM2.5 during the Beijing Olympic Games”.  Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 6887-6895.
  24. S. Massey Simonich*, O. Motorykin, N. Jariyasopit.  2011.  “PAH Intermediates:  Links between the Atmosphere and Biological Systems”.  Chemico-Biological Interactions, 192, 26-29.
  25. S. A. Genualdi, K.J. Hageman, L.K. Ackerman, S. Usenko, S. Massey Simonich*.  2011.  “Sources and Fate of Chiral Organochlorine Pesticides in Western U.S. National Park Ecosystems”.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 30(7), 1533-1538.
  26. Y. Jia, D. Stone, W. Wang, J. Schrlau, S. Tao, S. Massey Simonich*.  2011.  “Estimated Reduction in Cancer Risk due to PAH Exposures if Source Control Measures during the 2008 Beijing Olympics were Sustained”.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(6), 815-820.
  27. D.F. Bradford*, R. Knapp, D. W. Sparling; M. Nash; K. Stanley, N.G. Tallent-Halsell; L.L. McConnell, S. Simonich.  2011.  “Pesticide Distributions and Population Declines of California Alpine Frogs, Rana muscosa and Rana sierra”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 30(3), 682-691.
  28. Y. Zhang, S. Tao*, J. Ma, S. Simonich.  2011.  “Transpacific Transport of Benzo[a]pyrene Emitted from Asia”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 11993-12006.
  29. W. Wang, S.L. Massey Simonich, B. Giri, M. Xue, J. Zhao, S. Chen, H. Shen, G. Shen, R. Wang, J. Cao, S. Tao*.  2011.  “Spatial Distribution and Seasonal Variation of Atmospheric Bulk Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Beijing-Tianjin region, North China”, Environmental Pollution, 159, 287-293.
  30. W. Wang, S.L. Massey Simonich, B. Giri, Y. Chang, Y. Zhang, Y. Jia, S. Tao*, R. Wang, B. Wang, W. Li, J. Cao, X. Lu.  2011.  “Atmospheric Concentrations and Air-Soil Gas Exchange of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Remote, Rural Village and Urban Areas of Beijing-Tianjin region, North China”, Science of the Total Environment, 409, 2942-2950.
  31. W. Wang, S. Massey Simonich, W. Wang, B. Giri, J. Zhao, M. Xue, J. Cao, X. Lu, S. Tao*.  2011.  “Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon concentrations and gas/particle partitioning at background, rural village, and urban sites in the North China Plain”, Atmospheric Research, 99, 197-206.
  32. S. Usenko, S. Massey Simonich*, K. Hageman, J. Schrlau, L. Geiser, D. Campbell, P. Appleby, D. Landers.  2010.  “Sources and Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Western U.S. National Parks”, Environmental Science and Technology, 44(12), 4512-4518.
  33. K. Hageman, W. Hafner, D. Campbell, D. Jaffe, D. Landers, S.L. Massey Simonich*. 2010.  “Variability in Pesticide Deposition and Source Contributions to Snowpack in Western U.S. National Parks”, Environmental Science and Technology, 44(12), 4452-4458.
  34. D.H. Landers*, S. Massey Simonich, D. Jaffe, L. Geiser, D.H. Campbell, A. Schwindt, C. Schreck, M. Kent, W. Hafner, H.E. Taylor, K. Hageman, S. Usenko, L. Ackerman, J. Schrlau, N. Rose, T. Blett, M. Morrison Erway. 2010.  “The Western Airborne Contaminant Assessment Project (WACAP):  An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of the Impacts of Airborne Contaminants”, Environmental Science and Technology, 44(3), 855-859.
  35. D.F. Bradford*, K. Stanley, L.L. McConnell, N.G. Tallent-Halsell, M. S. Nash, S. Massey Simonich.  2010.  “Spatial Patterns of Atmospherically Deposited Organic Contaminants at High-Elevation in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29(5), 1056-1066.
  36. X. Zeng, S. Massey Simonich*, K. Robrock, P. Korytar, L Alvarez-Cohen, D. Barofsky. 2010.  “Application of a congener specific debromination model to study photodebromination, anaerobic microbial debromination, and Fe0 reduction of PBDEs”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 29(4), 770-778.
  37. W. Wang, S.L. Massey Simonich, M. Xue, J. Zhao, N. Zhang, R. Wang, J. Cao, S. Tao*.  2010.  “Concentrations, Sources and Toxicity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in soils from Beijing, Tianjin, and surrounding areas, North China”, Environmental Pollution, 158(5), 1245-1251.
  38. J. Layshock, S. Massey Simonich, K. Anderson*.  2010.  “Effect of Dibenzopyrene Measurement on Assessing Air Quality and Cancer Risk in Beijing Air”.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 2290-2298.