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Kim Anderson

Department Head
kim.anderson [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-8501

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 1007

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Program

Analytical Chemistry Support Core -CORE D (Core Leader)
BRIDGES - Biological Response Indicator Devices Gauging Environmental Stressors - PROJECT 4 (Project Leader)
Gulf of Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, PAHs, and Health Environmental Forensic Chemistry Research
OSU Environmental Chemistry Portal (for potential students)

Our research is focused in the field of environmental forensic chemistry which involves the application of chemical concepts to the interpretation, distribution, speciation, and bioavailability of chemicals in the environment (often litigious). We focus on persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals. We are working at several field sites, mostly throughout the state of Oregon, including the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, and several sites on the Willamette River. We work in several eco-system compartments: dominantly fish, surface waters and sediments. In addition, to classical techniques, we work on development and evaluation of in-situ techniques which mimic organisms, in order to better understand bioavailability. We also look at the effect of episodic events/inputs into an eco-system.

At OSU

Affiliated with: 
Enviro / Molecular Toxic

Professional Accomplishments

Employment: 
  • 2009-         Professor, Oregon State University, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • 2007-         Center Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences Center, OSU
  • 2003-         Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Public Health, Oregon State University
  • 1999-         Director, Food Safety & Environmental Stewardship Program
  • 2004-09      Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • 1999-04     Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
  • 1993-99     Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Dept of Food Science and Toxicology
  • 1990 -99    Chief Chemist, University of Idaho, Analytical Sciences Laboratory
  • 1990-93     Inorganic Group Leader, University of Idaho, Analytical Sciences Laboratory
  • 1990          Post-doctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Research Director: John P. Hunt
  • 1985-89     Graduate Asst. & Teaching Assistant, Washington State University
  • 1984-85     Analytical Chemist, Century Laboratories, Boise, Idaho
  • 1981-83     Well-Site Geologist, Petrograph Inc., Giddings, Texas
Education: 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry; 1985- 1989; Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; 1983- 1985; Boise State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology; 1978- 1981; University of Oregon

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Outreach and Extension

My Media

A team of NIEHS-funded researchers met with citizens of Carroll County, Ohio, Jan. 9 marking one of the first steps in the new one-year, community-engaged pilot study of fracking and air quality.