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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Thomas R. McCurdy

Title: Research Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Exposure Modeling Research Branch

Thomas’s main research focus is improving the time-series modeling of intake dose rates in multi-media human exposure models. This involves integrating information from time use, human activity, exercise physiology, dietary ingestion, energy expenditure, and transportation planning literatures. In particular, Thomas is interested in accurately describing the intra- and inter-individual variability inherent in these subjects. His work has included developing the original version of the EPA Consolidated Human Activity Database (CHAD), which is a major input to Agency exposure models.


  • Ph.D. program (ABD), University of North Carolina, 1976
  • M.R.P., Regional Planning, Pennsylvania State University, 1969
  • B. A., Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, 1967

Professional Experience:

  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, 1997-present
  • Executive Director H2P, medical waste incineration, 1985
  • Physical Scientist, USEPA, 1980-1984, 1986-1996
  • Community Planner, USEPA, 1974-1979
  • Chief Environmental Planner, Joint Planning Commission of Lehigh-Northampton

Select Awards and Honors:

  • Bronze and Silver Metals, USEPA; two ORD Awards for Exceptional Technical Assistance

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Thomas R. McCurdy
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: 919-541-0782
Email: mccurdy.thomas@epa.gov

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