Katrina Burns


SPH 6623
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor MI 48109


  • PhD Student in Occupational Environmental Epidemiology (OEE), 2015-present, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MPH in Environmental Health Sciences (OEE), 2013-2015, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MSeD in Reading, Writing, and Literacy, 2011-2013, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Masters in Bioethics, 2010-2012, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS in Microbiology, 1988-1990, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Work Experience

  • Pathways Intern, Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of Safety, Health, and Environment and Material Management Laboratory (June 2014-present)
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Noise Job Exposure Matrix Project, University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI (2014-2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, Stem Cell Science in Schools: History, Ethics, and Education (STSC302), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2012)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Health and Education Disparities, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Fall 2011 & Winter 2012)
  • Bioethics Intern, Efficacy of Cochlear Implant Technology on First Language Acquisition in Deaf Children, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA (2011)
  • Head Biology Technician – Health Biology, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI (2008-2009)
  • Microbiology Laboratory Class Preparation Supervisor, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI (1993-2007)


  • Burns, Katrina N., et al. (2016) “Heart rate, stress, and occupational noise among electronic waster recycling workers.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1):140.
  • Burns, Katrina (2002). “Providing instructional support: Supervisor of the class preparation unit.” American Society of Microbiology. Special Issue, Microbe Library Article – Focus on Microbiology Education 8(2):6-7.


  • “Military physicians in combat: Should there be a wartime Hippocratic Oath?” American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (26 October 2013)

Honors, Awards, and Affiliations

  • Rackham Merit Fellow, University of Michigan
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center (ERC) Award Recipient
  • IPraxis Mentor of the Year
  • American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)
  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM)