Anita Singh has over 30 years of experience as an academician, industrial, and environmental statistician. Anita got her MS and PhD in statistics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1978. During 1980-1991, she was a professor of statistics at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico. Since 1991, she has been providing statistical guidance for environmental and chemometrics projects of the Technology Support Center (TSC) and ORD-NERL (ESD), USEPA. She has provided statistical guidance to EPA scientists, RPMs, and their contractors on projects dealing with various environmental media including soil, sediments, groundwater, and air.
She is the technical team leader who has provided statistical guidance for over 120 CERCLA, RCRA, and unexploded ordnance (UXO) FUDS and BRAC site projects requiring assistance to address data analytic, site characterization, exposure and risk assessment, and dose-response modeling needs. Anita has taught many short courses and workshops, and given numerous technical presentations at professional meetings including conferences organized by EPA.
She is the key developer of EPA statistical software packages: ProUCL 4.0 and Scout 2008. ProUCL 4.0 has over 20,000 users world-wide. ProUCL 4.0 is routinely used to address statistical issues of exposure and risk assessment, groundwater monitoring, trend analysis, background evaluation, and background versus site comparison studies. These software packages are equipped with defensible statistical approaches to analyze data sets consisting of nondetects observations. She has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous unpublished documents.