Jeremy M. Gernand

Dissertation Draft

The following downloadable files contain the draft of my dissertation, Quantitative Risk Assessment of the Pulmonary Toxicity of Nanomaterials by Machine Learning Enabled Meta Analysis. It is available either as a single complete document in Word or PDF formats or as individual chapter files.


Complete Dissertation (doc file/2.8 MB) (pdf file/2.5 MB) [164 pp.]


Pocket Version (double column, single spaced, no appendices) (pdf file/1.1 MB) [57 pp.]



Individual Chapters:


A Meta Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Pulmonary Toxicity Studies: How Physical Dimensions and Impurities Affect the Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes (pdf file) [29 pp.]


Nano-Titanium Dioxide Particle Size, Aggregation, and Toxicity: Results from a Machine Learning Based Meta-Analysis (pdf file) [24 pp.]


Selecting Nanoparticle Properties to Mitigate Risks to Workers and the Public: A Machine Learning Modeling Framework to Compare Pulmonary Toxicity Risks of Nanomaterials (pdf file) [22 pp.]

Engineering and Public Policy

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Carnegie Mellon University

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PhD Candidate | Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering and Public Policy

jgernand [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu


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Resume and CV

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CV [pdf]


Current Affiliations

CMU | Carnegie Mellon University

EPP | Engineering and Public Policy Department

CEINT | Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology


Previous Affiliations

RAND | RAND Corporation

JHSPH | Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

NGES | Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

RICE | Rice University

SAIC | Science Applications International Corporation

JSC | NASA Johnson Space Center

USPC | U.S. Peace Corps

TAMU | Texas A&M University


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