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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Eric S. Hall

Title: Research Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Process Modeling Research Branch

Eric’s primary objective is to develop improved monitors, analyzers, and associated measurement and calibration methodologies for measuring ambient air pollution concentrations in support of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Accurate temporal and spatial measurement of ambient air pollution concentrations enhances our ability to systematically link ambient concentrations of air pollutants to health outcomes (e.g., pulmonary, cardiovascular, birth outcomes, carcinogenic effects, etc.). The overall goal is to better understand the statistical relationship between pollution concentrations and health conditions to facilitate relevant comparisons between retrospective health studies.


  • M.C.E., (Master of Civil Engineering), North Carolina State University, 2011
  • M.A., Business, Webster University, 1992; Thesis: The Cybernetic System: A Conceptual Model For Analyzing Business Operations
  • B.A., Mathematics, Syracuse University, 1983
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, 1983

Professional Experience:

  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL HEASD, 2003-present
  • Supervisory Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL HEASD, 2002-2003
  • Adjunct Instructor, Wake Technical Community College, 2009-2010
  • Manager, Software Engineering, OptXCon, 2001
  • Member of Scientific Staff, NORTEL Networks, 2000-2001
  • Adjunct Instructor (Computer Programming and Networking), ECPI, 1999-2002
  • Principal Member of Technical Staff, GTE/General Dynamics, 1997-2000
  • Systems Engineer, TRW, 1995-1997
  • Systems Engineer, Infotec Development Inc, 1994-1995
  • Air Force Officer, United States Air Force, 1983-1994

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • International Society for Exposure Science
  • International Association of Geochemistry
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network
  • Reviewer – Environmental Justice (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Select Awards and Honors:

  • EPA Silver Medal: 2007 EPA Honor Awards Program (Awarded: May 2008)
  • Received 14 awards (EPA Silver Medal, 12 cash awards, and 1 time-off award) between 2003 and 2012 totaling $12,090.00 for: a) UV Monitoring Research Program [2 awards]; b) Environmental Technology Verification Program; c) Community-Based Cumulative Risk Research Program; d) managing HEASD Division Seminar Series; e) mentorship of Shaw University summer student; f) community outreach; g) EPA Silver Medal: Environmental Public Health Tracking Research Program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); h) R9 RARE Project; i) Leading EPA’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Research Program with CDC; j) Role in leading development of Environmental Justice Screening Method (EJSM), implementing NASA Public Health Project, and chairing CDC Air Content Working Group

Select Presentations:

  • Amy K. Huff, Stephanie A. Weber, John T. Braggio, Thomas O. Talbot, Jessica M. Brown, Tabassum Z. Insaf, Eric S. Hall, Fred Dimmick, 2012, “Using NASA Satellite Aerosol Optical Depth to Enhance PM2.5 Concentration Datasets for Use in Human Health and Epidemiology Studies”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, (3 – 7 December 2012)
  • Hall, E. S., 2011, “Quality Assurance Guidance for Software Models used in Research Projects and Regulatory Support Activities”, BASF, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Hall, E. S., 2010, “Environmental Legislation, Regulations, and Sustainability”, ENVR 4500 - North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Hall, E. S., 2010, “EPA Modeling and Monitor Data Provided for CDC EPHT Network”, CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rachel A. Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, Bill Jesdale, PhD, Paul B. English, PhD, Manuel Pastor, PhD, James Sadd, PhD, Debbie Lowe Liang, Thomas Plenys and Eric Hall, MA, 2010, “Does Community Vulnerability Amplify the Relationship Between Traffic Exposure and Adverse Birth Outcomes? A University-State-USEPA Research Collaborative on Environmental Health Inequalities”, the American Public Health Association (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, Colorado
  • Hall, E. S., 2009, “Air Quality Indicators for Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT), Why, What and How”, CDC Tracking Conference (TRACKS2009), Washington, DC

Select Publications:

  • Hall, E. S., Eyth, A. M., Phillips, S. B., 2012, Hierarchical Bayesian Model (HBM)-Derived Estimates of Air Quality for 2007 – Annual Report, EPA/600/R-12/538
  • Hall, E. S., Eyth, A. M., Phillips, S. B., Mason, R., 2012, Hierarchical Bayesian Model (HBM)-Derived Estimates of Air Quality for 2008 – Annual Report, EPA/600/R-12/048
  • Hall, E. S., Beaver M. R., Long, R. W., Vanderpool, R. W., 2012, EPA’s Reference and Equivalent Methods Research Program: Supporting NAAQS Implementation through Research, Development, and Analysis, Environmental Manager (A&WMA), pp. 8 – 12, May 2012
  • Morello-Frosch, R., Sadd, J., Pastor, M., Hall, E.S., 2012, R9 RARE Final Project Report: How Vulnerability Indicators Affect the Association Between Adverse Birth Outcomes, Air Pollution and Traffic Burden, EPA/600/R-12/014
  • Brown-Burkins, M., Miller, E. K., Keeler, G. J., Shanley, J., Lawson, S., Jenkins, J., Pendleton, M., Waite, C., Strong, A., Poirot, R., VanArsdale, A., Cohen, M., Rimmer, C., McFarland, K., Faccio, S., Taylor, R. J., Hall, E. S., 2011, Atmospheric Mercury in New England: Measurement of Deposition, Surface Exchanges and Assimilation in Terrestrial Ecosystems, EPA/600/R-11/069
  • Smith, L., Porter M., Nysewander, M., Glen, G., Stallings, C., Hall, E. S., 2011, Equating Semi-Continuous (SC) PM2.5 Mass Monitor Measurement Values with Federal Reference Method (FRM) PM2.5 Monitor Measurement Values, EPA/600/R-11/039

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Eric S. Hall
Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
US EPA Office of Research and Development
109 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: 919-541-3147
Email: hall.erics@epa.gov

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