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Nancy Goodyear

Nancy Goodyear, UMass Lowell Associate Professor
Nancy Goodyear, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMAssociate Professor, Interim Chair
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentBiomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone(978) 934-4427
  • OfficeWeed Hall - 302
  • EmailNancy_Goodyear@uml.edu

Research Interests

Clinical Microbiology, Safe Disinfection

My laboratory is focused on evaluating safer approaches to disinfection ("green" or low toxicity disinfectants.) Safer approaches include saturated steam vapor, activated water, thymol and other plant-derived chemicals, and do-it-yourself approaches using household products such as vinegar. We have particular interest in "real world" performance, including common errors made by users who don't follow the manufacturers' direction. We are also investigating the impact of wiping materials and cleaning methods on disinfection.

Education

  • BA, Virginia Intermont College - Bristol VA
  • Other: Medical Laboratory Technology, Virginia Intermont College and Bristol Memorial Hospital - Bristol VA/TN
  • Ph D: Clinical Laboratory Science, The Catholic University of America - Washington, DC

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Department Teaching Excellence Award (2012) - Department of Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences
  • Inducted into Sigma Xi (2010), Service, University - The Scientific Research Society, University of Massachusetts Lowell Chapter
  • Recipient of award for Best Abstract by a Graduate Student in Clinical Sciences (1996), Scholarship/Research - Children's Research Institute, Washington DC
  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Society (1980), Leadership - National College Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • Goodyear, N., Markkanen, P., Beato-Melendez, C., Mohamed, H., Gore, R., Galligan, C., Sama, S., Quinn, M.M., (2017) "Cleaning and disinfection in home care: A comparison of two commercial products with potentially different consequences for respiratory health (ePub ahead of print)," American Journal of Infection Control
  • Brown, K.A., Fenn, J.P., Freeman, V.S., Fisher, P.B., Genzen, J.R., Goodyear, N., Houston, M.L., O’Brien, D., Piskorski, G., Tanabe, P.A. (2016) "Impact of Time Lapse on ASCP Board of Certification Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Examination Scores.," Clinical Laboratory Science 29:2 pp. 99
  • Goodyear, N. (2016) "Increasing delivery of healthcare at home and the importance of hygiene.," Perspectives in Public Health 136:4 pp. 208
  • Brown, K.A., Fenn, J.P., Freeman, V.S., Fisher, P.B., Genzen, J.R., Goodyear, N., Houston, M.L., O’Brien, M.E., Tanabe, P.A. (2015) "Impact of Time Lapse on ASCP Board of Certification Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Examination Scores," Laboratory Medicine 46:3 pp. e53-e58
  • Goodyear, N., Brouillette, N., Tenaglia, K., Gore, R., Marshall, J. (2015) "The effectiveness of three home products in cleaning and disinfection of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli on home environmental surfaces," Journal of applied microbiology 119:5 pp. 1245-1252
  • Scott, E., Goodyear, N., Nicoloro, J.M., Marika, D.J., Killion, E., Duty, S.M. (2015) "Laundering habits of student nurses and correlation with the presence of Staphylococcus aureus on nursing scrub tops pre-and postlaundering," American Journal of Infection Control 43:9 pp. 1006-1008
  • Nicoloro, J., Marika, D., Duty, S., Scott, E., Goodyear, N. (2014) "A Pilot Study to Explore Contamination of Student Nurses' Scrubs with Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA Before and After Laundering in College Dormitory," American Society for Microbiology General Meeting
  • Shick, E., Goodyear, N. (2014) "Comparison of the Disinfection Effectiveness of Lime, Lavender, Red Thyme, and Two Different Tea Tree Essential Oils on A. aureus," American Society for Microbiology General Meeting
  • Dematteo, R., Warden, D., Marshall, J., Goodyear, N. (2014) "Fabric softeners impact cleaning, but not disinfection, by a saturated steam vapor system.," American journal of infection control 42:4 pp. 462-3
  • Vogel, S.J., Tank, M., Goodyear, N. (2014) "Variation in detection limits between bacterial growth phases and precision of an ATP bioluminescence system.," Letters in applied microbiology 58:4 pp. 370-5
  • Goodyear, N. (2012) "Effectiveness of five-day-old 10% bleach in a student microbiology laboratory setting.," Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 25:4 pp. 219-23
  • Goodyear, N., Ulness, B.K., Prentice, J.L., Cookson, B.T., Limaye, A.P. (2008) "Systematic assessment of culture review as a tool to assess errors in the clinical microbiology laboratory," Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 132:11 pp. 1792-1795
  • Goodyear, N., Kim, S., Reeves, M., Astion, M.L. (2006) "A 2-year study of Gram stain competency assessment in 40 clinical laboratories," American Journal of Clinical Pathology 125:1 pp. 28-33
  • Goodyear, N., Lampe, M.F. (2004) "Standardized test scores as an admission requirement.," Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology 17:1 pp. 19-24
  • Murthy, J.N., Goodyear, N., Soldin, S.J. (1997) "Identification of a 37 kDa Tacrolimus, Sirolimus and cyclosporine binding immunophilin possessing glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase activity isolated from the JURKAT T cell line," Clinical biochemistry 30:2 pp. 129-133
  • Goodyear, N., Napoli, K.L., Murthy, J.N., Kahan, B.D., Soldin, S.J. (1997) "Radioreceptor assay for sirolimus in patients with decreased platelet counts," Clinical biochemistry 30:7 pp. 539-543
  • Goodyear, N., Murthy, J.N., Soldin, S.J. (1997) "The 37 kDa immunophilin has uracil DNA glycosylase but not rotamase activity," Clinical biochemistry 30:6 pp. 497-499
  • Goodyear, N., Murthy, J.N., Gallant, H.L., Yatscoff, R.W., Soldin, S.J. (1996) "Comparison of binding characteristics of four rapamycin metabolites to the 14 and 52 kDa immunophilins with their pharmacologic activity measured by the mixed-lymphocyte culture assay," Clinical biochemistry 29:4 pp. 309-313
  • Goodyear, N., Napoli, K.L., Murthy, J.N., Kahan, B.D., Soldin, S.J. (1996) "Radioreceptor assay for sirolimus," Clinical biochemistry 29:5 pp. 457-460
  • Soldin, S.J., Murthy, J.N., Donnelly, J.G., Chen, Y., Goodyear, N. (1993) "Immunophilin receptors for immunosuppressive drugs," Therapeutic drug monitoring 15:6 pp. 468-471

Selected Presentations

  • Cleaning and Disinfection in Home Healthcare: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Assess Caregivers’ Exposure to Cleaning and Disinfection Products. - ICOH 2018 Conference, April 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
  • Respiratory irritant exposures during cleaning and disinfecting in home care: preliminary results from the Safe Home Care Study - 26th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference, August 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • O16-4 An integrated approach to infection and respiratory illness prevention in home healthcare: preliminary results of the safe home care cleaning and disinfecting study - Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016
  • An integrated approach to infection and respiratory illness prevention in home healthcare: preliminary results of the safe home care cleaning and disinfecting study - 25th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference, September 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Safe cleaning and disinfecting for home care aide and client health - American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting, November 2015 - Chicago (IL), USA
  • Microbiology demonstrations for potential students and parents - School of Health and Environment Welcome Day, April 2011
  • Mock classroom presentation on Infection Control, April 2010
  • Microbiology demonstration for potential students. - University Open House, April 2010

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Stability and controlled release of hydrogen peroxide from silica based hydrogels for treatment of wound infections (2016), Grant - UML Seed Grant
    Goodyear, N.
  • Homecare work in social assistance and healthcare: safe cleaning and disinfection (2014), Grant -
    Goodyear, N., Quinn, M.M., Kriebel, D., Markkanen, P., Sama, S.
  • Reducing the use of disinfectants through effective cleaning (2016), Grant -
    Goodyear, N.
  • Effectiveness of seven commercially available disinfectants on multiple surfaces and bacteria (2016), Contract - Clearly Better Medical, Inc
    Goodyear, N.
  • Contaimination and sanitization of bulk refillable liquid soap dispensers (2013), Contract - Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc
    Goodyear, N.
  • Disinfection with low, mid-range, and high cost steam units (2013), Contract - Maid Brigade, Inc
    Goodyear, N.
  • Long-term surface disinfection by a novel microorganism-containing cleaner (2013), Contract - Z BioScience, Inc
    Goodyear, N.
  • A pilot study to explore contamination of student nurses scrubs with Staphylococc (2013), Contract -
    Goodyear, N. (Principal)
  • Field Testing of a Rapid ATP Bioluminescence Method of Detecting Residual ATP and Microorganisms on a Cleaned/Disinfected Surface (2012), Grant - TURI Academic Research Grant
    Goodyear, N.
  • Safe Cleaning and Disinfection Practices in Home Health Care: A Pilot Study (2011), Grant - School of Health and Environment Interdisciplinary Seed Grant
    Goodyear, N. (Co-Investigator)
  • Floor Disinfection and Cleaning by a Microfiber Mop, the Kaivac Omniflex, and the Tomcat MiniMag (), Grant - Kaivac Cleaning Systems
    Goodyear, N.
  • Comparison of Three Methods of Detecting Residual Microorganisms on a Cleaned/Disinfected Surface (2011), Grant - TURI Academic Research Program
    Goodyear, N. (Principal)
  • Efficacy of "Green" Cleaning Agents in Disinfection: The effect of fabric softeners on disinfection by the MondoVap 2400. (2011), Grant - Advanced Vapor Technologies, LLC
    Goodyear, N. (Principal)
  • Efficacy of "Green" Cleaning Agents in Disinfection: The Ionator (2011), Grant - Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC
    Goodyear, N. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of Anti-Bacterial Properties of Plastic Tubing (2009), Grant - Foster Corporation, a Division of the PolyMedex Group
    Goodyear, N. (Principal)
  • Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory Educational Computer Program (2001), Grant - Medical Training Solutions, Inc., Seattle, WA
    Goodyear, N. (Co-Investigator)