Trish Koman

Research Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Program Manager, College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Design
(734) 763-0818
Biography: 

Trish Koman is a research investigator at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences department and the faculty research program manager at the College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Design. She leads community-engaged research to create healthier communities. Trish draws on over 20 years of public service as a senior environmental scientist at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) working mainly to improve air quality. She was part of the leadership team for the US EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign, where she initiated a partnership to reduce diesel emissions at US marine ports and helped create the Clean School Bus USA partnership program to protect children's health. Trish managed multi-disciplinary benefit-cost analyses, regulatory programs, and technological innovation initiatives. Her air quality and policy analyses formed the rationale for setting landmark national ambient air quality standards for fine particulate matter, which withstood a challenge to the US Supreme Court. She has been recognized with four Gold Medals for exceptional service to the country and an EPA Administrator award for excellence. In partnership with community groups, Trish led an environmental education effort in Flint, Michigan. Trish received a University of Michigan Provost award for innovation in teaching.