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Jessica L Reiner

Dr. Reiner's research interests are focused in the area of chemicals of emerging concern in environmental and human samples. She has worked in determining contaminant concentrations in sediment, water, food, biota, and humans, as well as establishing baseline information on potential exposure pathways. Presently, her research goals are to improve analytical measurements of chemicals of emerging concern through the certification of reference materials, instrument development, methods development, and other quality assurance activities. Dr. Reiner is program coordinator for organic measurements in the Biochemical and Exposure Science Group located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory.

Prior to her employment at NIST she was a postdoctoral fellow at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where her research focused on characterizing the transport and fate of persistent perfluorinated compounds in the environment. She has also worked at Accustandard, Inc. synthesizing and purifying persistent organic chemicals, including pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, and PBDEs. She has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented at many national and international conferences.

Awards and Honors

  • Angel Investor Award for High-throughput, Surface-based Ionization Technique, 2014
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III, 2013
  • National Science Foundation Student Scholarship, 10th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, 2006
  • Best student poster, School of Public Health Poster Day, 2005
  • Selected Participant, American Chemical Society/Petroleum Research Foundation, Green Chemistry Summer School, 2004

Membership and Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • The Environmental Protection Agency's Interagency Test Committee


Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids and Fecundity Assessment in Striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

John Bowden, Jacqueline T. Bangma, Jessica L. Reiner, Russell H. Lowers, Theresa M. Cantu, Jacob Scott, Jeffery Korte, Douglas M. Scheidt, Chris McDonough, Jonathan Tucker, Eric Reyier, Douglas H. Adams, Bonnie Ahr, Brenton Back
This study investigated wild caught Striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) for levels of 15 perfluoroalkyl acids
Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 7, 2020