Monica Ramirez-Andreotta

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta is an assistant professor of Environmental Science with joint appointments in in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Graduate Interdisciplinary Global Change Program at the University of Arizona (UA). She is the Director of the UA’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program’s Research Translation Core. She is also the Director of two co-created citizen science programs called Gardenroots and Project Harvest. Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta holds a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a B.A. in Studio Art, with a minor in Spanish from the UA.  She has a M.P.A in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University, New York, NY and a Ph.D. in Soil, Water and Environmental Science with a minor in Art from the UA. After a yearlong postdoc in Sociology/Environmental Health at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, she joined the Northeastern University’s department of Health Sciences in 2014. Starting in 2015, Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta joined the department of Environmental Science at UA. Ramirez-Andreotta’s laboratory uses an environmental justice framework to investigate the fate and transport of pollutants in environmental systems, exposure pathways, cultural models of communication, and methods to improve environmental health literacy. Dr. Ramírez-Andreotta has secured funding from the National Science Foundation, NIEHS, California Breast Cancer Research Program, and Cochise County Health Department. Dr. Ramirez-Andreotta was selected for the Exploratorium’s Osher Fellowship, the recipient of the 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, the 2018 Science and Engineering Excellence Award for Campus-Community Outreach for STEM Diversity, 14th Annual Karen Wetterhahn Award from NIEHS,  and selected for the 2016 U.S. – Mexico Border Health Commission’s Leaders Across Borders Program. Currently, she is an associate editor for the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and Environmental Justice.


  • PhD, Soil, Water and Environmental Science, UA, 2012
  • MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University, 2004