CIRI Expands Science Advisory Council

September 22, 2020 CIRI Expands Science Advisory Council

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) has added Karen Dannemiller, Ph.D. to its science advisory council (SAC).

Dr. Dannemiller currently leads the Indoor Environmental Quality research group at Ohio State University. She graduated with honors in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Brown University and earned her Ph.D. at Yale University in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. 

“The pandemic has put a spotlight on the connection between cleaning and public health,” said John Downey, CIRI executive director. “People want assurance that the buildings they occupy are cleaned in a way that doesn’t threaten their wellbeing. The addition of Dr. Dannemiller to CIRI’s SAC will enhance the quality of research and depth of the resources we can provide our members and industry stakeholders.”

About CIRI
The Cleaning Industry Research Institute’s (CIRI) mission is to raise awareness about the importance of cleaning through scientific research. Its goal is to expand on existing research, help its members to be more effective, improve people’s understanding about the importance of cleaning, and influence the development of public policy. For more information, visit