Anne Rea | AIChE

Anne Rea

Senior Science Advisor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Anne W. Rea is a Senior Science Advisor in the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development.  Prior to this she was the Associate National Program Director for Nutrients and Harmful Algal Blooms in the US EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program. She leads the integration of cross-cutting research related to nitrogen and associated co-pollutants within the US EPA and with other federal, state, and NGO partners.  Dr. Rea also coordinated and managed contributions to US EPA’s former Ecosystem Services Research Program. For several years she was a team lead and risk assessor in US EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards for both air toxics and the secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards. She also coordinated and led the Office of Air’s ecological risk program for air toxics and Ecological Research Coordination Team. Her doctorate is in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health where she studied the biogeochemical cycling of mercury and trace elements in forested ecosystems.