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Morris L. Maslia

Morris L. Maslia is a research environmental engineer with Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Georgia, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. His areas of expertise include environmental health, exposure assessment analysis, multimedia environmental transport analysis, and water-distribution systems analysis.  He serves as the project officer for the agency’s Exposure-Dose Reconstruction Program. In his current project he provides technical support to the ATSDR health study, “Exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in drinking water and specific birth defects and childhood cancers (case-control study)” by reconstructing historical drinking-water concentrations of VOCs.

In May 2012, Mr. Maslia was elected to Fellow Grade in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of ASCE. In 2011, he was awarded ASCE’s James J. R. Croes Medal. In 2010, Mr. Maslia and his co-authors were awarded the U.S. Public Health Service’s “Engineering Literary Award” for the peer-reviewed and published article, “Reconstructing Historical Exposures to Volatile Organic Compound-Contaminated Drinking Water at a U.S. Military Base.” In 2003, Mr. Maslia and his project team were awarded the “Grand Prize in the Research Category” by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for the research team’s contributions to the Dover Township (Toms River), New Jersey, Childhood Cancer Cluster Investigation. Mr. Maslia and his co-authors have been awarded the “Best Practice-Oriented Paper for 2000” by the ASCE Journal of Water-Resources Planning and Management for the published paper, “Using Water-Distribution System Modeling to Assist Epidemiologic Investigations.”  

Prior to working with ATSDR, Mr. Maslia worked as a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division from 1980–1989.

EWRI Fellow Since 2013