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Contact Info

Michael (Mike) Messner, Ph.D.

Mathematical Statistician

US Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Water / Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Standards and Risk Management Division / Standards and Risk Reduction Branch

Work Contact Info

EPA-East 2209-T (Mail Drop 4607M)


Home Contact Info

Cell: 301-518-4781

Phone: 301-468-9094

Software, Models, and Methods

  • WinBUGS
  • R
  • MathCAD
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Decision-Analytic Modeling
  • Probabilistic Risk Analysis
  • Hierarchical Models

Collaboration and Technology

  • QA Tracking (MS Access)
  • QA for Data Management and Modeling
  • Growing knowledge-base on Exploring Environmental Stats
  • Mentoring on "Exploring Enviornmental Statistics"
  • Administer EPA-OGWDW Strategies ans Service wikis and promote their use
  • Statipedia - Interagency platform for collaboration across staitsical agencies


How not to communicate with a biostatistician

HeadQuarters Resources (Google)

Mike's CNC Blog (Google Blogger)

Patent Application

Brain Teaser (link to JAWWA pdf file)

EPA HQ Resources

Cycling to NC, September 2009

Resume (revised 3/12/2010) is in G:\SRMD\SRRB Teams\Exploring Environmental Statistics\

AMSTAT Community



Ph.D. Operations Research (1995) North Carolina State Univ. Link to Mathematics Genealogy Page

M.E.P.C (Environmental Pollution Control) (1984), Penn State

B.S. Math Education (1973), Shippensburg University

Work History

1998-Present, mathematical statistician, EPA-Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

1984-1998, Research Environmental Operations Research Analyst, Research Triangle Institute, Center for Environmental Quality Assurance

1973-76 and 1983-84, Taught math in public and private high schools.

1976-1983, Sales Engineer & Foreman, Industrial Waste Removal

Memberships (Professional & Scholastic)

ASTM (member, comittees D19 on water, D18 on soil and rock, and E47 on biological effects and environmental fate)

American Statistical Association and Section on Statistics and the Environment

Washington Statistical Society

International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis and Dose-Response Specialty Group

Omega Rho (Operations Research honor society)

Phi Kappa Phi (Scholastic honor society)

Pi Nu Epsilon (Music honor society)

Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics honor society)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

R Foundation for Statistical Computing

DC R-User's Group

INFORMS Decision Analysis Society

Environmental Protection Agency

     EPA Science Policy Council, Task Force on Expert Elicitation

     Statistical Policy Advisory Board (until its dissolution in 2006)

     EPA Risk Assessment Forum, Probabilistic Risk Assessment Workgroup

     EPA Council on Regulatory Environmental Modeling (CREM) workgroup on uncertainty analysis and communication

     Student Intern Sponsor/Mentor 2005, 2006

Project Advisory Committee and Related Service 

     WateReuse Foundation

     Water Research Foundation

     Americal Water Works Association

     The Broad Foundation

Journal Peer Review

     Environmental Science and Technology

     Risk Analysis

     Water Quality Exposure and Health (Associate Editor)

     Journal of Pediatrics

     Journal of the American Water Works Association

     Water Research

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