Catherine Zeman, Ph.D.

Professor, Public Health & Director, Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center
(319) 273-7090

University of Northern Iowa
WRC 203
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Catherine Zeman's Vitae


Dr. Zeman received her Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine with emphasis on Environmental and Occupational Health form the University of Iowa and a Masters in Environmental Science from Southern Illinois University. Her undergraduate background includes degrees in nursing, biology, and Anthropology. She teaches classes in epidemiology, human diseases, environmental health, and environmental and occupational health regulations.  Dr. Zeman is a member of the NAAAS Affiliate, National Association of Native American Studies.

Her research interests include: nitrates in the environment and their impact on human health with focus on children’s health, industrial ecological principles of precision manufacturing, international health issues, health issues of underserved populations, environmental sustainability, workplace health and safety and wellness, and documenting pollution prevention practices on worker health and safety.  Dr. Zeman was a Fulbright Scholar to Romania on environmental health issues during the Spring/Summer of 2004.

Dr. Catherine Zeman is also the Director of the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, at the University of Northern Iowa where she oversees a staff of 15 student employees, researchers and full and part-time staff. She is a Professor in the Health Promotion & Education, School of KAHHS, at the University of Northern Iowa.