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Kyle Messier

PhD student, 2010-present
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431

Room: 14 Rosenau Hall
Phone: 919 966 1095
Cell: 828 279 2244
e-mail: kpmess@gmail.com ; kmessier@email.unc.edu

TA: ENVR 468 Temporal GIS

Kyle’s UNC Website


Professional Interests

Space/Time Geostatistics in Exposure, Disease, and Risk Mapping: Chemical fate and transport modeling, GIS applications to exposure modeling, exposure assessment, risk assessment, stochastic and physical groundwater, environmental epidemiology, geocoding


Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PhD Candidate, Environmental Science and Engineering Expected Graduation: May 2015

o Dissertation: Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Methods for Exposure and Epidemiological Analyses of Groundwater Nitrate and Radon

o Advisor: Marc Serre

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MS, Environmental Science and Engineering 2008-2010

o Thesis : Integration of Contaminant Source Land Use Regression in the Bayesian Maximum Entropy Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Estimation of Groundwater Tetrachloroethylene Across North Carolina

o Advisor: Dr Marc L Serre

University of North Carolina at Asheville

BS, Environmental Studies 2003-2007


Refereed Publications

o Jagai, J.S.; Li, Q.; Wang, S.; Messier, K.P.; Wade, T.J.; Hilborn, E.D..Associations between Gastrointestinal Illness and Precipitation in Areas Impacted by Combined Sewer Systems: Analysis of Massachusetts Data 2003-2007, Environmental Health Perspectives. 2014. In revision

o Messier, K.P.; Kane, E.; Bolich, R.; Serre, M.L. Nitrate Variability in Groundwater of North Carolina using Monitoring and Private Well Data Models, Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, doi.10.1021/es502725f

o Messier, K.P.; Jackson, L.E.; White, J.L.; Hilborn, E.D. Landscape Risk Factors for Lyme disease in the Hudson River valley and the Effect of Explanatory Data Classification Resolution, Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology. 2014. Just Accepted

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M.L. Integrating Address Geocoding, Land Use Regression, and Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Estimation for Groundwater Tetrchloroethylene, Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, doi.10.1021/es203152a

o Sanders, A.P.; Messier, K.P.; Shehee, M.; Rudo, K.; Serre, M.L.; Fry, R.C.Arsenic in North Carolina: Public Health Implications, International Environment, 2011, doi.10.1016/j.envint.2011.08.005


Conference Publications

o Messier, K.P.; Kane, E.; Bolich, R.; Serre, M.L. Evidence for Legacy Contamination of Nitrate in Groundwater of North Carolina Using Monitoring and Private Well Data Models In: American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, December 15-19 2014. Poster Presentation.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.;Campbell, T.; Serre, M.L.; You’re too Gneiss, You take me for Granite: Preliminary Geology-based Land Use Regression and Kriging Analysis of Groundwater Radon Across North Carolina. In: North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute Annual Conference, March 20-21,  2013 . Oral Presentation.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Bolich, R.; Kane, E.; Serre, M.L.; Preliminary Results of Land Use Regression and Kriging Analysis of Groundwate Nitrate Across North Carolina. In: North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute Annual Conference, March 20-21, 2013 . Poster Presentation.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M.L.; Integrating Address Geocoding, Land Use Regression and Spatiotemporal Geostatistical Estimation for Groundwater PCE. In: North Carolina GIS Conference, February 7-8, 2013. Invited Oral Presentation.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Bolich, R.; Kane, E.;Campbell, T.; Serre, M.L.; Building a North Carolina groundwater nitrate database using multiple data sources and land use regression modeling. In: North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute Annual Conference, March 27–28, 2012. Oral Presentation.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Bolich, R.; Kane, E.;Campbell, T.; Serre, M.L.; Multiple North Carolina groundwater radon data sources and correlations with rock types. In: North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute Annual Conference, March 27–28, 2012. Oral Presentation.

o Hilborn, E.D.; Smith, G.S.; Murphy, MS,.; Messier, K.P.; Hudgens , E.; Ghio ,A.; Maillard, J.M.; Pfaller, S.; Stout, J.E.; Nontuberculous Mycobacteria, Reports of Clinical Laboratory Isolation in a Three County Area, North Carolina, 2006—2010. In: International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. June 2011. Poster Abstract.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M.L.; Land Use Regression and Bayesian Maximum Entropy Spatiotemporal Analysis of Groundwater Tetrachloroethylene in North Carolina. In: UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation, October 23-26 2010. Poster Abstract.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M.L.; Land Use Regression and Bayesian Maximum Entropy mapping of potential superfund contaminants: A case study of Tetrachloroethylene UNC Superfund Research Program, December, 2011. Poster Presentation.

o Jagai, J.S.;Quanlin Li, Messier, K.P., Wade, T.J., Hilborn, E.D. Association between gastrointestinal illness and precipitation in areas impacted by combined sewer facilities: analysis of Massachusetts data, 2003-2007. In: International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. 24th Annual Conference,Columbia, South Carolina. August 26 -30, 2012

o Jagai, J.S.; Wang, S;Messier, K.P. ; Wade T.J., Hilborn, E; Rates of Gastrointestinal Illness Among areas Impacted by Combined Sewer Facilities: Analysis of Massachusetts Data, 2003-2007 . In: UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation. October 3-7 2011. Poster Abstract.

o Hilborn, E.D.; Smith, G.S.; Murphy, MS,.; Messier, K.P.; Hudgens , E.; Ghio ,A.; Maillard, J.M.; Pfaller, S.; Stout, J.E.; Modeling Human Exposure to Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria in Central North Carolina . In:ESRI Annual Conference, May 2011. Poster Abstract.

o Messier, K.P.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M.L.; Cost-Effective Methods for Estimation of Groundwater Contamination in North Carolina. In: North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute Annual Conference, March 21, 2009. Oral Presentation Abstract.


Experience

US Environmental Protection Agency, Epidemiology Branch Chapel Hill, NC

Geographic Information Systems and Statistical Analyst Nov. 2010 - Present

Analyze geographic information systems data; Create maps for publications; Provide statistical analysis support for primary investigators; Write manuscripts and agency reports

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Teaching Assistant 2008 - Present

Teach four computer lab based classes each semester on introductory geographic information systems for course entitled Temporal GIS; Grade homework for students

City of Durham Stormwater Services Durham, NC

Water Quality Technician March - July 2008

Perform water and sediment quality monitoring; Surface water hydrology monitoring; Create maps in GIS


Awards

North Carolina Impact Award

Graduate Education Advancement Board 2013

Recognizing research benefiting the state of North Carolina

The G. Herbert Stout Award

North Carolina Geographic Information Systems Conference 2013

For exemplary and innovative use of Geographic Information Systems


Professional Memberships

Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society

Associate Member April 2012-Present

American Geophysical Union

Student Member April 2014-Present


Computer skills

High Level Programming: Matlab, R, SAS, LATEX Geographic Information Systems: ArcGIS

Microsoft Office: Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word