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Jessica L Reiner (Fed)

Research Chemist

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, mainly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through the certification of reference materials, instrument development, methods development, and other quality assurance activities. Dr. Reiner is a member of the Biochemical and Exposure Science Group located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory. She has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented at many national and international conferences.

Membership and Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • National Biomonitoring Network Steering Committee
  • International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health Editorial Board


  • Material Measurement Laboratory Mentor Accolade, 2022
  • American Chemical Society 2021 WCC Rising Star Award, 2021
  • NIST Colleagues Choice Award, 2018
  • Material Measurement Laboratory Technology Transfer Accolade, 2018
  • Material Measurement Laboratory Service and Support Accolade, 2017
  • 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


Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in New Firefighter Turnout Gear Textiles

Andrew Maizel, Andre Thompson, Meghanne Tighe, Samuel Escobar Veras, Alix Rodowa, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Kathleen Hoffman, Michelle K. Donnelly, Olivia Hernandez, Nadine Wetzler, Trung Ngu, Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, John Kucklick, Kate Rimmer, Rick D. Davis
Turnout gear is increasingly recognized as a potential source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure to firefighters. To determine the type

Characterization of Reference Materials 8690 to 8693

Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, N. Alan Heckert, Katherine Peter, Alix Rodowa
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Materials (RMs) 8690 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming

Summary Report: Strategic Workshop on Management of PFAS in the Environment

Andrea Leeson, David Adamson, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Hunter Anderson, Frank Barranco, Christopher Bellona, Jens Blotevogel, Mark Brusseau, Michelle Crimi, Brian Crone, Rula Deeb, Dominic Di Toro, Craig Divine, Jennifer Field, Rajat Ghosh, Philip Gschwend, Jennifer Guelfo, Paul Hatzinger, Damian Helbling, Heather Henry, Christopher Higgins, Peter Jaffe, Detlef Knappe, Paul Koster van Groos, Linda Lee, Jinxia Liu, Shaily Mahendra, Carrie McDonough, Selma Mededovic, Marc Mills, Charles Newell, Carla Ng, Dung (Zoom) Nguyen, Bonnie Packer, Cara Patton, Graham Peaslee, Kurt Pennell, Jovan Popovic, Philip Potter, Joseph Quinnan, Maya Rabinowitz, Jessica L. Reiner, Stephen Richardson, Charles Schaefer, David Sedlak, Erin Shields, Jason Speicher, Thomas Speth, Timothy Strathmann, Hans Stroo, Timothy Thompson, Paul Tratnyek, Janice Willey
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 9, 2022