Coleman Scientific Consulting


Peg Coleman’s publications include assessments on:

  • • Anthrax in Biothreat & Biosecurity (2008)
  • • Empirical and mechanistic modeling for multiple pathogens in J Toxicology & Environmental Health (2004) and Quantitative Microbiology (2000)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 risk in Risk Analysis (1998)
  • • Growth of multiple pathogens in single and mixed cultures in Risk Analysis (2003) and International J Food Microbiology (2003)
  • • Growth variability in International J Food Microbiology (2003, 2005)
  • • Kinetics of immunological interactions of complement in Blood (1983)
  • • Listeriosis in J Food Protection (2006)
  • • Microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract in Applied & Environmental Microbiology (1996)
  • • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment in Food Control (1999)
  • • Salmonellosis in Foodborne Pathogens & Disease (2008), J Food Protection (1998), Quantitative Microbiology (2000), and Veterinary Pathology (2006)
  • • Science and microbial risk assessment in Human & Ecological Risk Assessment (2003, 2005) and Risk Analysis (1998)
  • • Trace metals in J Association Official Analytical Chemists (1992)

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Chronological List of Publications


  • • Coleman, M.E., H.M. Marks, T. Bartrand, D.W. Donahue, S. Hines, S. Taft. Modeling rabbit responses to single and multiple aerosol exposures of Bacillus anthracis spores. Manuscript submitted to Risk Analysis
  • • McClellan, G.E., M.E. Coleman, D. Crary, A. Thurman, B. Thran. Human dose-response data for Francisella tularensis and a dose- and time-dependent mathematical model of early-phase fever associated with tularemia after inhalation exposure. Manuscript in preparation for submission to Military Medicine


  • • Coleman, M.E., B. Thran, S.S. Morse, M. Hugh-Jones, S. Massulik. Inhalation anthrax: Dose response and risk analysis. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 6(2): 147-160
  • • Golden N.J., H.M. Marks, M.E. Coleman, C.M. Schroeder, N.E. Bauer, W.D. Schlosser. Review of induced molting by feed removal and contamination of eggs with Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis. Vet Microbiol 131(3-4):215-28
  • • Latimer, H.K., H.M. Marks, M.E. Coleman, W.D. Schlosser, N.J. Golden, J. Kause, C.M. Schroeder. Evaluating the effectiveness of pasteurization for reducing human illnesses from Salmonella in egg products: Results of a quantitative risk assessment. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 5(1):59-68


  • • Coleman, M.E., B. K. Hope, H.G. Claycamp, J.T. Cohen. Microbial risk assessment scenarios, Causality, and Uncertainty. Microbe 2(1):13-17


  • • Schroeder, C.M., H.K. Latimer, W.D. Schlosser, N.J. Golden, H.M. Marks, M.E. Coleman, A.T. Hogue, E.D. Ebel, N.M. Quiring, A.R. Kadry, J. Kause. Overview and Summary of the Food Safety and Inspection Service risk assessment for Salmonella Enteritidis in shell eggs. Foodborne Pathog Dis 3(4):403-412
  • • Takeuchi, K., N. Mytle, S. Lambert, M.E. Coleman, M. P. Doyle, M.A. Smith. Comparison of Listeria monocytogenes virulence in a mouse model, Journal of Food Protection 69(4):842-6


  • • Marks, H.M., M.E. Coleman. Presenting scientific theories within risk assessment, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 11(2):271-287
  • • Marks, H.M., M.E. Coleman. Accounting for inherent variability of growth in microbial risk assessment, International J Food Microbiology 100(1-3):275-87


  • • Coleman, M.E., H.M. Marks, N.J. Golden. Discerning strain effects in microbial dose-response data, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 67(8-10):667-85


  • • Marks, H.M. M.C. Michael, M.E. Coleman. Further deliberations of uncertainty in risk assessment, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 9:1-12
  • • Coleman, M.E., M. Tamplin, J. Phillips, B. Marmer. Influence of sub-optimal growth of the enteropathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 on risk assessment, International Journal of Food Microbiology 83(2):147-160
  • • Coleman, M.E. S. Sandberg, S. Anderson. Impact of microbial ecology of meat and poultry products on predictions from exposure assessment scenarios for refrigerated storage, Risk Analysis 23(1):215-28
  • • Coleman, M.E. Review of Stephen J. Forsythe’s The Microbiological Risk Assessment of Food, invited book review published in Risk Analysis 23(6):1389-1393
  • • Coleman, M.E. Guest editorial “Interactions of predictive microbiology and risk assessment”, Risk Analysis 23(1):175-8


  • • Coleman, M.E., H.M. Marks. Mechanistic modeling of salmonellosis, Quantitative Microbiology 2:227-247


  • • Coleman, M.E., H.M. Marks. Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, Food Control 10(4-5):289-297


  • • Marks, H.M., M.E. Coleman, C.-T. J. Lin, T. Roberts. Topics in microbial risk assessment: Dynamic Flow Tree modeling, Risk Analysis 18(3):309-328
  • • Coleman, M.E., H.M. Marks. Topics in dose-response modeling, Journal of Food Protection 61(11):1550-1559
  • • Marks, H.M., M.E. Coleman. Estimating distributions of numbers of organisms in food products, Journal of Food Protection 61(11):1535-1540


  • • Coleman, M.E., D.W. Dreesen, R.G. Wiegert. A simulation of microbial competition in the human intestinal tract. Applied & Environmental Microbiology 62(10):3632-3639


  • • Coleman, M.E., R.S. Elder, P. Basu, G.P. Koppenaal. Trace metals in edible tissues of livestock and poultry, Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists 75(4):615-625


  • • Chaplin, H., M.E. Coleman, M.C. Monroe. In vivo Instability of red-blood-cell-bound C3d and C4d, Blood 62(5):965-971

Chronological List of Reviews

November, 2015. Literature review and analysis of microbial ecology and risk associated with cheese manufactured from fresh unprocessed milk for Weston A. Price Foundation.

September, 2012. Beta tester for FDA CFSAN iRISK tool.

September, 2012. Beta tester for FDA CFSAN iRISK tool.

July, 2012. Peer review of FDA CFSAN report on DRAFT Qualitative Risk Assessment: Risk of Activity/Food Combinations for Activities (Outside the Farm Definition) Conducted in a Facility Co-Located on a Farm.

July, 2012. Peer review of USDA FSIS Risk Assessment for Guiding Public Health-Based Poultry Slaughter Inspection.

July, 2012. Peer review of EPA NHSRC Draft Inhalation Exposure Assessment Following an Adult’s Re-entry into a Building after the Dissemination of Bacillus atrophaeus Spores and after the Application of Three Decontamination Technologies (BOTE Project).

May, 2012. Contributor to TERA review for Environmental Science and Research, New Zealand on in-depth analysis of five prioritized topics regarding ‘future-focused’ (predictive) risk assessment approaches linking human health to environmental and geospatial factors.

April, 2011. Peer review of EPA NHSRC Draft Exposure Assessment Plan for Adult’s Re-entry into a Building after the Dissemination of Bacillus atrophaeus Spores and after the Application of Three Decontamination Technologies (BOTE Project)

2009 - 2011. National Academies Committee member on Microbial Risk Assessment for National Institutes of Health.

January, 2010. National Academies Committee report on “Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities”.

April, 2009. Amber Spy Glass red team for table-top exercise sponsored by an intelligence community sponsor, Boston, MA.

March, 2009. EPA framework for microbial risk assessment.

March, 2008. FSIS methodology for microbial risk assessment.

March, 2007. Program committee as reviewer for the 1st International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, September, 2007, Shanghai, China.

April, 2006. Research proposal in predictive microbiology for Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.

April, 2005. Thesis examiner for MS candidate at University of Tasmania, “Listeria monocytogenes and Australian Smallgoods: Detection and Control”

February, 2005. National Academies Committee Report on “Decontamination of harmful biological agents: How clean is safe?”, subsequently retitled “Reopening Public Facilities After a Biological Attack”.