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Dr. Mumy is the director of the Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (EHEL) at Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-Dayton). Dr. Mumy leads the Navy’s largest basic science research lab consisting of over 40 active duty, civilian and contractor scientists who focus on deciphering and addressing the health concerns of service members exposed to environmental stressors and toxicants. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University and a Doctorate in Microbiology from Miami University. She was then selected for a joint post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Her post-doctoral research focused on infectious diseases, mucosal immunology, and the underlying mechanisms of inflammation. Previously she was an assistant microbiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and research instructor at Harvard Medical School and performed infectious disease research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She then joined EHEL in 2009 as a research microbiologist and was appointed deputy director in 2012 prior to becoming director in 2017.
Dr. Mumy is a board-certified toxicologist with the American Board of Toxicology and is a member of numerous working groups and panels within the DoD, as well as many scientific societies, including the Society of Toxicology, and the American Society for Microbiology. She is an adjunct faculty member at Sinclair Community College and an adjunct assistant professor at Wright State University, teaching graduate courses on good laboratory practices as well as biokinetics and biodynamics. She also guest lectures at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Dr. Mumy contributed to the most recent editions of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology and Chemical Warfare Agents, and her publications have appeared in well-respected journals, including the Journal of Immunology and Science. In 2017, she was one of three across the entire US Navy to be featured by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity for Women's History Month with the theme "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business". In 2018, Dr. Mumy was honored with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Areas of Expertise
  • Toxicology
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Health Effects of Exposure
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Microbiology
  • Cellular biology
  • Inflammation
  • Microbiome

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