Jennifer Hoponick Redmon
Research environmental health scientist and chemical risk assessment specialist
- MSES, Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment, Indiana University
- MPA, Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management, Indiana University
- BSPA, Environmental Management, Indiana University
Jennifer H. Redmon is an expert in environmental health science and chemical risk assessment who leads complex projects involving the protection of human health and the environment. With a background in both the scientific and policy areas of environmental and natural resource management, she offers a blend of practical field expertise, technical knowledge, managerial skills, and a commitment to improving public health. She understands the potential environmental health impacts associated with chemical contaminants and toxins, and has a concrete understanding of federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. She is interested in linking the presence of chemicals and toxins in the environment with exposures, supporting risk mitigation measures that improve environmental health outcomes, and improving global sustainability and natural resource management in the food-energy-water nexus. Her strong interdisciplinary background enables her to lead technical projects spanning issues such as water quality, noncommunicable diseases, waste management, beneficial reuse of industrial materials, enterprise risk management, and chemical food safety.
Ms. Redmon has managed a broad variety of site-specific, regional, national and international projects related to environmental health, site assessment, risk assessment, and risk management for private clients, national and international non-governmental organizations, and state and federal government agencies. She has subject matter knowledge in chemical toxicity, hazard assessment, fate and transport, exposure science, the development and use of semi-quantitative and quantitative risk tools and models, and data evaluation. She has managed or served as the technical lead on numerous projects encompassing site-specific and national scale risk assessments, risk ranking, risk prioritization, enterprise risk management, risk-based decision analysis, multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA), beneficial reuse, regulatory rulemaking support, and state-of-the-science reviews. For example, Ms. Redmon managed a probabilistic national- and regional-level multimedia, multipathway human and ecological assessment that served as the basis for the federal coal ash waste management rule. Ms. Redmon also has specialized experience in water quality evaluations and risk management for threatened or contaminated drinking water supplies, wellhead protection, vapor intrusion, comingled plume delineation, contaminant trend analysis, and limnologic assessments. She has overseen site-specific environmental investigation, monitoring, remediation, and management projects with multimedia chemical and radiological contamination in groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment, and air. She also serves as a third-party reviewer for environmental audits, financial assurance reviews, and expert litigation. Her current focus areas include identifying risk factors associated with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu), characterizing the use of oilfield produced water for crop irrigation, and providing technical and decision support for child care centers to identify and mitigate lead detected in drinking water.
A skilled technical communicator, she can synthesize large-scale discussions and findings into the right voice for the right audience, and she works effectively with external collaborators, clients, and stakeholders. Ms. Redmon joined RTI in 2011 after working as a project environmental scientist at commercial consulting firms, where she successfully managed four multimillion-dollar projects and dozens of additional long-term environmental investigations, assessment, remediation, risk management, water resource, water quality, and expert litigation projects. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) No. 14726 (2008-present). She is a founding member of the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Toxics Working Group, as well as a member of the Society for Risk Analysis and the American Public Health Association.