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Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3763
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Anne Marie Desmarais
Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Anne Marie C. Desmarais is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was a visiting lecturer from 1983 to 1990 and has been a Lecturer in the Department since 1991. Prior to 1991, she was VP of Environmental Risk Management at a Boston-area environmental consulting firm and directed hazardous waste site investigations and remediation. Her interests are in human health risk assessment and exposure modeling, and in community environmental health education. She works with local agencies and community groups to assist them in understanding hazardous waste site cleanups in their neighborhoods, and to provide technical assistance and interface with the Responsible Parties and the regulatory agencies.

In addition to teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, she is the Faculty Advisor for the graduate Certificate in Environmental Management.


  • CEE 70 Introduction to Hazardous Materials Management
  • CEE 167 Environmental Toxicology
  • CEE 173 Health Effects and Risk Assessment
  • ES 25 Environment and Technology


  • M.S.P.H. in Environmental Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 1977
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Maine, Orono, June 1972.
  • Graduate study, Toxicology, University of Michigan, 1976-1979

Professional Organizations

  • Licensed Site Professionals Association
  • Society for Risk Analysis

Professional Registrations

Licensed Site Professional (Massachusetts)

Research Areas

  • Technical assistance to communities
  • Exposure modeling
  • Community environmental health education

Selected Published Works

  • Bindu Panikkar, Mark A. Woodin, Doug Brugge, Anne Marie Desmarais, Raymond Hyatt, Community Partners of the Somerville Community Immigrant Worker Project, David M. Gute. Occupational Health Outcomes Among Self-Identified Immigrant Workers Living and Working in Somerville, Massachusetts 2006-2009. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. September 2012
  • Panikkar, B.; Woodin, M.A.; Brugge, D.; Desmarais, A.M.; Hyatt, R.; Goldman, R.; Pirie, A.; Goldstein-Gelb, M.; Galvão, H.; Chianelli, M.; Vasquez, I.; McWhinney, M.; Dalembert, F.; Gute, D.M. Occupational Health and Safety Experiences among Self-Identified Immigrant Workers Living or Working in Somerville, MA by Ethnicity, Years in the US, and English Proficiency. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 4452-4469

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