Kathleen A. N. Aithinne, PhD, GSP, CPH

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Research

 

Phone: (405) 271-8001, ext 46718
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
OU Hudson College of Public Health
Department of Occupational & Environmental Health
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 419
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Email: Kathleen-Aithinne@ouhsc.edu

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Ph.D., Occupational & Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2020.
  • M.S., Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Health Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2017.
  • BS, Biology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, 2014.
  • AA, Psychology, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK, 2010

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS:

  • 2020 – Present: Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC
  • 2017 – 2020: Graduate Research Assistant/Hudson Fellow in Public Health, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC
  • 2016 – 2017: NIOSH Trainee, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC
  • 2014 – 2015: Microbiology Laboratory Student Employee, Department of Biology, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Select Publications:

  • Cooper, CW, Aithinne, KAN, Black, JE, Stevenson, BS, Johnson, DL. “Comparison and Evaluation of a High Volume Air Sampling System for the collection of Clostridium difficile Endospore Aerosol in Healthcare Environments”. (2020). American Journal of Infection Control.
  • Cooper, CW, Aithinne, KAN, Floyd, EL, Stevenson, BS, Johnson, DL. “A comparison of air sampling methods for Clostridium difficile endospore aerosol”. (2019). Aerobiologia.
  • Aithinne, KAN, Cooper, CW, Lynch, RA, Johnson, DL. “Toilet plume aerosol generation rate and environmental contamination following bowl water inoculation with Clostridium difficile spores.” (Online 2018, in print 2019). American Journal of Infection Control.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Process improvement of bioaerosol sampling for infectious bacteria and viruses (filters, impactors, impingers)
  • Source reduction (air and environmental) of reservoirs for infectious bacteria and viruses
  • Occupational and environmental risk assessment