Research environmental scientist
- MSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- BS, Environmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anna Marie Aceituno specializes in public health research in environmental microbiology, risk assessment, food safety, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). A member of our Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Group, she contributes to projects for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal and international clients.
Currently, Ms. Aceituno is providing technical expertise to the Total Diet Study, a program that monitors levels of approximately 800 contaminants and nutrients in the average U.S. diet. She is also collecting and reviewing data for a tool that will help the FDA determine which foods pose the highest risk to consumers. Her background also includes studies in maternal and child nutrition, immunology, and other topics. She has international field experience in Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
Ms. Aceituno joined RTI in 2015. Previously, she managed large international research projects for Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. She is a member of the International Association for Food Protection, the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Engineers Without Borders USA, and a certified clinical research coordinator.