Trish Koman, PhD, MPP
Faculty Research Program Manager, College of Engineering Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health Center Scientist, Michigan Environmental Exposure and Disease Center University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Trish Koman is a scientist at the University of Michigan where she leads multi-disciplinary research to create healthier communities. Dr. Koman earned a bachelor degree with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia, a masters in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Koman is a co-investigator on the Michigan Engaging Community Through the Classroom educational initiative. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Koman was a senior environmental scientist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab, Dr. Koman initiated a technology partnership to reduce diesel emissions at U.S. marine ports, which in 5 years grew to a $100 million EPA grant program to increase the adoption of cleaner technology. She managed multi-disciplinary benefit-cost analyses, regulatory programs, and technological innovation initiatives. Dr. Koman led a team responsible for setting landmark national ambient air quality standards for fine particulate matter, which withstood challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Koman’s work was recognized with the US EPA Administrator’s Award for Excellence and four EPA Gold Medals for exceptional service to the country.