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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Paul A. Jones

Title: Mathematical Statistician

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Exposure Measurements and Analysis Branch

Paul’s research interest focuses primarily on human exposure to environmental chemicals in population-based studies, particularly among children and other vulnerable populations. He primarily develops study methodologies (i.e., study design, data collection instruments, and data management activities). Paul evaluates and applies appropriate statistical techniques in the design, implementation and analysis of exposure research projects and epidemiologic studies. His statistical expertise and interest includes complex survey design, categorical data analysis, repeated measures designs and mixed-effects models.


  • M.S., Biostatistics w/Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1983
  • B.S., Psychology w/Mathematics, Fayetteville State University, 1981

Professional Experience:

  • Mathematical Statistician, US EPA, ORD, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division, RTP, NC 2002-present
  • Mathematical Statistician, CDC, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Statistics and Data Management Branch, Atlanta, GA 2000-2002
  • Mathematical Statistician, CDC, Epidemiology Program Office, Statistics and Epidemiology Branch, Atlanta, GA 1999-2000
  • Mathematical Statistician, ATSDR, Division of Health Studies, Health Investigations Branch, Atlanta, GA, 1993-1999
  • Mathematical Statistician, ATSDR, Office of Health Assessment, Epidemiology and Medicine Branch, Atlanta, GA, 1987-1993
  • Mathematical Statistician, Statistical Methods Division, US Bureau of the Census Washington, DC, 1985-1987

Select Awards and Honors:

  • Hazardous Duty Award, USPHS, 2011
  • Foreign Duty Award, USPHS, 2011
  • Unit Commendation Aware, USPHS, 2008
  • Crisis Response Service Award, USPHS, 2008
  • Field Medical Readiness Award, USPHS, 2008
  • Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level 1, 2008
  • USEPA NERL Special Achievement Award
  • ORD Bronze Medal Honor Award, EPA
  • Outstanding Unit Citation, USPHS
  • ORD Bronze Medal Honor Award, EPA
  • Crisis Response Service Award – Katrina Relief, USPHS
  • Commendation Medal, USPHS
  • Training Ribbon, USPHS
  • Citation, USPHS
  • Citation, USPHS
  • Unit Commendation, USPHS
  • Achievement Medal, USPHS
  • Outstanding Unit Citation, USPHS
  • Citation, USPHS

Select Presentations:

  • Tulve, NS, Jones, PA, Fortmann, RC, Croghan, CW, et al. “Pesticide Results form an Interagency Effort to Characterize Contaminants in Child Care Centers.” Presented at the Society of Risk Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 8, 2003
  • Morgan MK, Sheldon, LS, Wilson KN, Chuang JC, Lyu C, Croghan CW, Robertson GL, Jones PA, et al. “Bisphenol-A and Phthalate Esters: Potential Sources of Resin Components in the Everyday Environments of Preschool Children.“ Emerging Pollutants Workshop, Chicago, IL, August 2003
  • Jones, PA. “The Effect of Clustering on the Precision of Survey Statistics.” Presented to state representatives at the 1st National Meeting of the Survey of HIV Care and Disease Project, Atlanta, GA, December 13, 2001.
  • Jones, PA. “Analyze of Complex Sample Survey using Specialized Software.” Presented to state representatives at the 1st National Meeting of the Survey of HIV Care and Disease Project, Atlanta, GA, December 14, 2001.
  • McNaghten AD, Jones PA, Buskins S, et al. “Survey of HIV Disease and Care: Methods and Preliminary Findings for a Population-based Study of HIV-infected Patients in Care.” The 2001 National HIV Prevention Conference. Atlanta, GA, August 15, 2001.

Select Publications:

  • Williams, R., Jones, P., Carry Croghan, Thornburg, J., Rodes, C. The influence of human and environmental exposure factors upon personal NO2 exposure. J. Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Doi:10.1038/jes.2011.20 (2011).
  • Morgan M, Jones P, Calafat A, Ye X, Croghan C, Chuang J, Wilson N, Clifton M, Figuerora Z, and Sheldon L. Assessing the quantitative relationships between preschool children’s exposures to bisphenol A by route and urinary biomonitoring. Environmental Science and Technology. 2011: 45(12): 5309-5316.
  • Morgan M, Sheldon L, Croghan C, Jones P, Chuang J, and Wilson K. The reliability of using urinary biomarkers to estimate children’s exposures to chlorpyrifos and diazinon Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2011: 21(3): 280-290.
  • Thomas KW, Dosemeci M, Coble JB, Hoppin JA, Sheldon LS, Chapa G, Croghan CW, Jones PA, Knott CE, Lynch CF, Sandler DP, Blair AE, Alavanja MC. Assessment of a pesticide exposure intensity algorithm in the agricultural health study. J Expos Sci Environ Epidemiol 20: 559-569, 2010.
  • Stout DM, Bradham KD, Egeghy PP, Jones, PA, et al. “America Health Homes Survey: A National Study of Residential Pesticides Measure from Floor Wipes.” Environmental Science & Technology. May 2009: Vol 43 pp 4294-4300.
  • Morgan M, Sheldon L, Thomas K, Egeghy P, Croghan C, Jones P, Chuang J, and Wilson N. Adult and children’s exposure to 2,4-D from multiple sources and pathways. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2008: 18: 486-494.

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Paul A. Jones
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: 919-541-1516
Email: jones.paul-a@epa.gov

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