Jennifer Hoponick Redmon is an expert in environmental health science and chemical risk assessment who leads complex projects involving protection of human health and the environment. Her dual graduate degrees include a multifaceted education in environmental chemistry, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental policy, and natural resource management. Ms. Redmon is also a certified hazardous materials manager.
With a background in the scientific and policy areas of environmental science and natural resource management, she offers a blend of practical field expertise, technical knowledge, managerial skills, and a commitment to improving public health. Her strong interdisciplinary background enables her to devise and lead projects covering a variety of technical areas. Redmon is co–project director of the RTI study Clean Water for Carolina Kids, which aims to identify the presence of lead in drinking water at child care centers and schools in North Carolina and to help provide low-cost, feasible recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water for vulnerable populations. She is also co–project director for a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture Grant in partnership with Duke University to characterize the potential human health and crop health risks associated with the use of oilfield-produced water for crop irrigation. Ms. Redmon also is co-leading RTI efforts to identify risk factors associated with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka and globally. Other current projects include environmental technical support for federal agencies to support regulatory rulemaking and guidance development. She is interested in linking chemicals and toxins found in the environment with exposures, supporting risk identification, communication, and mitigation measures that improve environmental health outcomes, and improving global sustainability, food safety, and natural resource management in the food–energy–water nexus.
During her career, Ms. Redmon has effectively managed a broad array of site-specific, regional, national, and international projects with focus areas ranging from environmental health, water quality, site assessment, waste management, chemical food safety, risk assessment, risk management, risk communication and decision support. She understands the potential environmental health impacts associated with chemical contaminants and toxins, and she has a concrete understanding of environmental statutes, regulations, and guidance. Ms. Redmon has specialized experience in water quality evaluations and risk management for drinking water and recreational water supplies. She has subject matter knowledge in risk analysis, including chemical toxicity, hazard assessment, fate and transport, exposure science, the development and use of semiquantitative and quantitative risk tools and models, beneficial use of industrial materials, chemical food safety, and data evaluation. Current and prior clients include private companies, national and international nongovernmental organizations, state and federal government agencies, and academic institutions.
A skilled technical communicator, Ms. Redmon can synthesize findings into the right voice for the right audience, and she works effectively with external collaborators, clients, and stakeholders. At the 2019 Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative, she gave a presentation on a hydrogeological modeling approach to understanding the fate and transport of PFAS in the Cape Fear Watershed.
Ms. Redmon joined RTI in 2011 after working as a project environmental scientist at commercial consulting firms. At these firms, she successfully managed multimillion-dollar projects that involved multimedia environmental investigations and assessment, water resource and wellhead protection evaluations, vapor intrusion and indoor air concerns, limnologic assessments, expert litigation and real estate transactions, comingled plume assessment and contaminant trend analysis, site remediation, and risk management for vulnerable populations including school children.