Brian Evanshen, MSEH
Research Specialist / Lab Manager
Environmental Health Sciences Lab
Department of Environmental Health
Office Location: Room 8, Hutcheson Hall
Mailing: Box 70682
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614
Master of Science in Environmental Health (MSEH), East Tennessee State University. Concentration: Environmental Microbiology. (1985)
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Psychobiology (1980)
Manage daily operations and maintenance of the Environmental Health Sciences Lab (EHSL).
Oversee all chemical, microbiological, and other environmental analyses performed by students working in EHSL as required for research, contract and non-contract work.
Analyses and training to utilize complex analytical instruments in EHSL (Flame AA, Furnace AA, two GC's, GC/MS, HPLC, IC, ICP-MS and TOC) used for organic and inorganic analyses of water and sediments.
Detailed training in lab safety and chemical hygiene plan for all students and other personnel working in the lab.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Evanshen, B.G., K.J. Maier, P.R. Scheuerman. 2007. Comparison study of the averaged sediment microbial enzyme activities in four fecally-contaminated streams in the same watershed in northeast Tennessee, to biochemical oxygen demand, nitrate concentration and phosphate concentration relative to season. Abstract Annual Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Toronto, ON.
Evanshen, B.G., K.J. Maier, and P.R. Scheuerman. 2006. Comparison study of sediment microbial enzyme activities to biochemical oxygen demand, nitrate concentration and phosphate concentration, in the sediments of a fecally-contaminated stream in northeast Tennessee relative to season and land use. Abstract Annual Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.
Gao, Y., N. Gibson, T. Burnham, and B. Evanshen. 2006. Water chemistry and quality changes in the Rockhouse Cave system, Carter County, Tennessee. Presented at 16th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Burns, TN.
Evanshen, B.G., K.J. Maier, and P.R. Scheuerman. 2005. A comparison study of microbial enzyme activities and coliforms in the sediments of a fecally-contaminated Tennessee stream relative to season and land use. Abstract Annual Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA.
Evanshen, B., C. Knight, A. Zaslow, P.R. Scheuerman, and G.R. Lanza. 1992. In situ degradation of m-cresol in creosote contaminated soil. Abstract Annual Meeting American Society for Microbiology. New Orleans, LA.
Pancorbo, O.C., B.G. Evanshen, W.F. Campbell, S. Lambert, S.K. Curtis, and T.W. Wolley. 1987. Infectivity and antigenicity reduction rates of human rotavirus strain Wa in freshwaters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 53:1803-1811.
Evanshen, B.G., O.C. Pancorbo, and W.F. Campbell. 1985. Inactivation rates of human rotavirus in freshwaters. Abstracts of the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.
Backpacking/hiking, physical fitness, travel and family.