Tricia Metts

Tricia Metts
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Phone: 423-439-4539
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Office Location: Lamb Hall Room 65

Education

Ph.D. in Environmental  Health Sciences University of Michigan (2004)
MS in Environmental and Public Health University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1991)
BS in Chemistry University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1989)


Courses Taught
  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Food Sanitation Principles
  • Program Planning and Administration
  • Introduction to Air Pollution
  • Air Pollution Principles

Research Focus

Indoor chemistry, indoor air sampling and analysis, indoor air quality in rural Appalachian homes, air pollution associated with residential solid fuel combustion.


Selected Publications

Rogalsky, D.K., Mendola, P., Metts, T.A., Martin II, W.J., 2014. Estimating the number of low-income Americans exposed to household air pollution from burning solid fuels. Environmental Health Perspectives. 122, 806-810.

Paulin, L., Williams, D.L., Oberweiser, C., Diette, G.B., Breysse, P.N., McCormack, M.C., Matsui, E.C., Peng, R., Metts, T.A., Hansel, N.N. 2013. Indoor air quality in Central Appalachia homes impacted by wood and coal use. Journal of Environmental Protection. 4, 67-71.

 

Presentations

Metts, T.A. "Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving indoor air quality in Appalachian homes burning solid fuels" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN, March 13, 2013.

Metts, T.A. "Indoor air quality in rural Appalachian homes heating with wood and/or coal" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN, March 14, 2012.
Hammond, L. and Metts, T. "Development of an air sampling method to analyze furan emitted from the preparation of heat-treated foods" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN, March 15, 2011.

Metts, T.A. "Indoor air quality: the basics" presented at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference in Albuquerque, NM, June 08, 2010.

Metts, T.A. "Residential solid fuel combustion and its associated health effects" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference in Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN, February 26, 2010.

Metts, T.A. "Environmental health programs at East Tennessee State University" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Health Association Annual Meeting in Franklin, TN, September 3, 2009.

Metts, T.A. "Sick building syndrome: the role of indoor chemistry" presented at the Interstate Environmental Health Seminar in Nashville, TN, July 23, 2009.

Metts, T.A. "Heterogeneous reactions of d-limonene and ozone on activated carbon in indoor air quality applications" presented at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, June 20, 2007.

 

Posters

Metts, T.A. "Effectiveness of Interventions Aimed at Improving Indoor Air Quality in Appalachian Homes Burning Solid Fuels" presented at the Tennessee Environmental Conference in Kingsport, TN, March 13, 2013.

Rogalsky, D.R., Mendola, P., Metts, T.A., Martin II, W.J. "Household air pollution from burning solid fuels: A problem for the rural poor in the United States" presented at: The National Institutes of Health Summer Research Poster Day in Bethesda, MD, Aug. 9, 2012.

Paulin, L., Williams, D.L, Oberweiser, C., Diette, G.B, Breysse, P.N., McCormack, M.C., Matsui, E.C., Peng, R., Metts, T.A., Hansel, N.N. "Feasibility of indoor air sampling in homes impacted by biomass use in rural Appalachia" presented at the National Institutes of Health Partnerships for Environmental Public Health's Strengthening a Dynamic Environmental Public Health Network for Tomorrow: Advancing Science through Critical Reflection Conference in Bethesda, MD, March 8, 2012.

Hammond, L., Metts, T. "Measurement of furan emissions from heat-treated convenience foods" presented at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference in Albuquerque, NM on July, 7, 2010.

Hammond, L., Metts, T. "Determining furan concentrations in indoor air samples collected during the preparation of heat-treated foods" presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum in Johnson City, TN, April 8, 2010.

Higney, S., Metts, T., Roberts, S. "Formation of formaldehyde through heterogeneous reactions of ozone and d-limonene on activated carbon in indoor air applications" presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum in Johnson City, TN, April 9, 2009.