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Drew Michanowicz, MPH, CPH

Research Assistant III
GIS Specialist, CHEC, GSPH
DrPH Candidate, EOH, GSPH

Bridgeside Point, 100 Technology Drive
Room 553, BRIDG
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3130
Phone: (412) 624-9379
Email: arm73@pitt.edu


Photo right: Drew in Füssen Germany, 2010


Andrew Michanowicz
   
       


Biography

Drew Michanowicz currently serves as the king of all things CHEC including GIS Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Department of Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH). He recently has been working on combining land use regression models with atmospheric dispersion models to better predict PM2.5 and NO2 across the greater Pittsburgh region.


Education

Anticipated 2015 University of Pittsburgh
DrPH Candidate, Doctorate of Public Health
Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Pittsburgh, PA
2009 University of Pittsburgh
MPH, Master of Public Health
Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Juniata College
BS, Bachelor of Science
Division of Natural Sciences, Biology Major
Geology Minor
Huntingdon, PA

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Appointments & Positions

2009 - Present Center for Healthy Environments & Communities
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  Research Assistant III & GIS Specialist
2009 - Present University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA
  Environmental Consultant
2008 - 2009 Center for Healthy Environments & Communities
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  Head Graduate Student Researcher
2006 - 2007 Charles Dombrowski, DMD, Family Dentistry
Altoona, Pennsylvania
  Dental Laboratory Technician
2004 & 2005 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Hollidaysburg, PA
- Systematic Technique to Analyze and Manage PA Pavements (STAAMP)
  STAAMP Summer Intern
2003 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Hollidaysburg, PA
  Geotechnical Engineering Summer Intern

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Certifications & Affiliations

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Presentations

Date Details
9/16/10 Michanowicz D, Malone S. State of the Monongahela River Research Symposium. Hosted by the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water Quest) at Carnegie Mellon University. Poster presentation. Pittsburgh, PA.
7/22/10 Volz CD, Christen C, Malone S, Dawes J, Michanowcz D. CHEC Marcellus Shale meeting - Introducing FracTracker.org. Hosted by CHEC & Foundation for PA Watersheds. Pittsburgh, PA. Link for more information about this series of meetings.
5/1/10 Michanowicz D. Global Solutions Spring Luncheon - Water Issues: Global to Local. RiverQuest Explorer, Pittsburgh, PA. Hosted by Global Solutions Pittsburgh.
1/13/10 Michanowicz D. Guest Lecturer, EOH 2122: Transport & Fate, Chemical Kinetics versus Equilibria. Lecture 3
1/11/10 Michanowicz D. Guest Lecturer, EOH 2122: Transport & Fate, Free Energy & Chemical Equilibria. Lecture 2
11/11/09 Ferrar K, Volz C, Lawson C, Michanowicz D, Christen C, Longo C, Sharma RK, Talbott E, Collins E, Marcucci LG. Coal combustion waste placement in PA; An environmental justice issue with implications for contamination of surface & ground waters & human & ecological exposure via inhalation & ingestion. 2009 APHA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract# 202076
11/10/09 Volz CD, Michanowicz D, Murray M, Christen C, Sharma RK, Talbott E, Good S, Ferrar K. Community participatory driven research; Comparisons of water quality variables & concentrations of toxic elements downstream from Allegheny River gravel mining operations during periods of activity & inactivity. 2009 APHA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract# 200296 | Presentation (PDF)
10/26/09 Malone S & Michanowicz D. GSPH Informational Marketplace. CHEC Booth. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA.
10/6/09 Michanowicz D. Modeling of Environmental Phenomena for Assessing Exposure. Guest Lecturer, EOH 2504 - Principles of Environmental Exposure. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. PDF
6/23/09 Michanowicz D. Clean: adj, from Old English 1 a: free from dirt or pollution b: free from contamination or disease. ACT Robinson Power Plant Community Forum. PDF
2/5/09 Volz CD, Christen C, Michanowicz D, Malone S. Report of Outcomes of the Allegheny River Stewardship Project, Ford City, PA

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Publications

  • Malone S, Volz CD, Christen C, Kelso M, Ferrar K, Kearney S, Sharma R, Michanowicz D. (2011). "Implementation of FracTracker.org: A GeoWeb platform to manage and communicate shale gas information." University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Poster presentation. Pittsburgh, PA. Poster | PowerPoint
  • Michanowicz D, Malone S, Kelso M, Christen C, Volz CD. (2011) "Utilizing Web-Based Public Participation Geographical Information Systems: Filling Gaps of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Industry." International Conference on Society & Information Technology. Oral presentation and publication. Orlando, FL. PDF
  • Malone S, Christen C, Volz CD, Michanowicz D. (2010). "FracTracker - A web-based, public participation geographic information system focusing on the natural gas industry." Science2010 Conference. Poster presentation. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Michanowicz D, Christen C, Volz CD, Malone S. (2010). "FracTracker - A web-based, public participation geographic information system focusing on the natural gas industry." State of the Monongahela River Research Symposium. Hosted by the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water Quest) at Carnegie Mellon University. Poster presentation. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Ferrar K, Volz C, Lawson C, Michanowicz D, Christen C, Longo C, Sharma RK, Talbott E, Collins E, Marcucci LG. (2009). Coal combustion waste placement in PA; An environmental justice issue with implications for contamination of surface & ground waters & human & ecological exposure via inhalation & ingestion. American Public Health Association 2009 Conference Abstract# 202076
  • Volz CD, Murray M, Christen C, Sharma RK, Talbott E, Ferrar K, Good S, Michanowicz D. (2009). Community participatory driven research; Comparisons of water quality variables & concentrations of toxic elements downstream from Allegheny River gravel mining operations during periods of activity & inactivity. American Public Health Association 2009 Conference Abstract# 200296
  • Michanowicz D. (2009). Community driven research: Historical exposure assessment & results of media sampling along the Allegheny River associated with legacy contamination at the former Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries, Inc. Cadogan waste disposal site. Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Poster | Abstract | MPH Essay (PDF's)
  • Murray M, Michanowicz D, Ferrar K, Good S, Ratanamaneechat S, Christen C, Talbott E, Volz C. (2008). A comparison of water quality variables & concentrations of selected toxic & nuisance elements at various distances & depths downstream from Allegheny River gravel mining operations during periods of activity & inactivity. Poster | Abstract (PDF's)

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Awards & Honors

2010 Vespucci Initiative Award
Awarded by The Buffalo IGERT program in Geographic Information Science (GIS) to attend the 2010 Vespucci Summer Institute on "Interfacing social & environmental modeling" June 14-18, 2010 in Fiesole & Florence, Italy. Workshop Info | What's GIS?
2009 Rosenkranz Award 
(For Presentation with Greatest Public Health Significance), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's 12th Annual Dean’s Day, Poster presentation - Community driven research: Effluent characterization of legacy contamination containing trace metals in a pH Basic outfall entering the Allegheny River near Cadogan, Pennsylvania
2009 Keleti Award 
(For Excellence in Environmental Health), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's 12th Annual Dean’s Day, Poster presentation - Community driven research: Effluent characterization of legacy contamination containing trace metals in a pH Basic outfall entering the Allegheny River near Cadogan, Pennsylvania
2009 Master’s Category, First Place
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's 12th Annual Dean’s Day, Poster presentation - Community driven research: Effluent characterization of legacy contamination containing trace metals in a pH Basic outfall entering the Allegheny River near Cadogan, Pennsylvania

 

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February 20, 2014