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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Dr. Andrew B. Lindstrom

Title: Research Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Exposure Measurements and Analysis Branch

Narrative:
Current research continues to focus on analytical method development and the application of advanced mass spectrometry techniques for identifying and quantifying emerging contaminants of concern.

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 1986
  • B.S., Biology, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, 1983

Professional Experience:

  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-HEASD, EMAB, RTP, NC 1990-present
  • Science Fellow, US Department of State, American Embassy, Tokyo, Japan October 2004-January 2005
  • Senior Scientist with NSI Technology Services Corporation, RTP, NC 1989-1990
  • Air Pollution Control Analyst for the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, Dayton, OH 1986-1989

Select Awards and Honors:

  • 2011, Guest editor for the Environmental Science & Technology Perfluoroalkyl Acids Focus Issue, containing 25 PFC related manuscripts, published in October, 2011. Activities included soliciting, reviewing, and editing manuscripts; author of one scientific article, one feature article, and one guest commentary included in this issue
  • 2010, ORD Honor Award (Bronze Medal) for “Interdisciplinary Scientific Team for Perfluorinated Chemicals Research and Assessment”. In recognition of the exceptional leadership and scientific contributions in working as an interdisciplinary team to identify and address scientific issues related to perfluorinated chemicals
  • 2010, Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) Level III Award for three manuscripts investigating perfluorooctanoic acid pharmacokinetics in mice
  • Invited co-chair and focus session lead at the USEPA’s PFAA Days 3 conference held in Research Triangle Park, NC in June 2010
  • EPA 2009 “Honor Award for Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices; National Environmental Research Laboratory; Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFC) Water Contamination Team. “In recognition of outstanding and timely technical support to address a perfluorinated chemicals water contamination issue potentially impacting public health in EPA Region 4”
  • 2009, Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) Level II Award for “Establishing a World-Class Method Development Laboratory for Analyzing PFOS, PFOA, and Perfluorinated Compounds”
  • 2009, Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) Level III Award for “A Team Contribution to Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of PFOA and PFOS-Induced Developmental Toxicity”
  • Merit promotion to GS 15 via the Technical Qualifications Board process, July, 2009
  • 2008 ORD Honor Award, PFC research Team, for developing and establishing new methods for the measurement of the perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in environmental and biological media, June 26, 2009
  • 2008 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) Level I Award for “A Team Contribution to the Understanding of Early-Life Health Effects Following Perinatal Exposure to PFOA in Mice”
  • Special Accomplishment Recognition, PFC-related research, August, 2007
  • ORD Honor Award, Perfluorinated Chemical Research Team, September 28, 2006
  • Special Accomplishment Recognition, PFC-related research, September, 2006
  • Special Accomplishment Recognition, PFC-related research, August 8, 2006
  • Appointed to the Board of the International Association of Breath Research, Vienna, Austria, May, 2005
  • Technical lead on a 6 year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA #437-07, March 28, 2008) with Agilent Technologies, Inc. to use time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometry to investigate environmental matrices for emerging perfluorinated organic compounds
  • Technical lead on a 1 year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA #407-07, February 27, 2008) with GL Sciences, Inc. to establish new laboratory methods to isolate perfluorinated organic compounds from complex environmental media
  • Technical lead on a 3 year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA #399-06, February 13, 2007) with Wako Pure Chemical Industries to develop new laboratory methods for the analysis of perfluorinated organic compounds in environmental media
  • Technical lead on a 3 year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA #392-06, November 16, 2006) with Waters Corporation to evaluate new analytical methods and instrumentation for the analysis of perfluorinated organic compounds in biological and environmental media

Select Publications:

  • C. Lau, A.B. Lindstrom, and T. Krasnic (2012), PFAA Days III meeting report and highlights, Reproductive Toxicology, 33:627-633.
  • J.L. Reiner, S.G. O’Connell, C.M. Butt, S.A. Mabury, J. M. Small, A.O. De Silva, D.C.G. Muir, A.D. Delinsky, M.J. Strynar, A. B. Lindstrom, W.K. Reagen, M. Malinsky, S. Schäfer, C.J.A.F. Kwadijk, M.M. Schantz, and J.M. Keller, (2012) “Determination of Perfluorinated Alkyl Acid Concentrations in Biological Standard Reference Materials” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 404:2683-2692.
  • M.J. Strynar, A.B. Lindstrom, S.F. Nakayama, P. Egeghy, and L. Helfant, (2011) Application of a method for the analysis of perfluorinated compounds in surface soils, Chemosphere, 86:252-257.
  • A.B. Lindstrom, M.J. Strynar, E.L. Libelo, and J. Field, (2011) Guest Comment: Perfluoroalkyl Acids Focus Issue, Environmental Science & Technology, 45(19):7951-7953.
  • A.B. Lindstrom, M.J. Strynar, and E.L. Libelo, Polyfluorinated Compounds: Past, Present, and Future, (2011) Environmental Science & Technology, 45(19):7954-7961.
  • A.B. Lindstrom, M.J. Strynar, S.F. Nakayama, A.D. Delinsky, L. McMillan, E. L. Libelo, and M. Neill, Application of WWTP biosolids and resulting perfluorinated compound contamination in surface and well water in Decatur, Alabama, USA, Environmental Science & Technology, 45(19):8015-8021.

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Andrew Lindstrom
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: 919-541-0551
Email: lindstrom.andrew@epa.gov

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