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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

James Starr

Title: Research Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences

EPA Branch: Methods Development and Applications

James’ expertise and main research focus is the development and application of new methods to analyze pesticides in environmental, animal, and human studies. Currently James uses LC/MS/MS analysis to improve sensitivity and specificity. His research in this area is a collaboration with NERL and NHEERL investigators to provide data for PBPK models. He also conducts research on pyrethroid pesticide fate and transport issues to include multi-media, multi-pathway studies to identify those physical chemical properties, pathways, and activities that represent the highest potential exposures. This information is used by the agency to determine the factors that are important in determining exposures and result in refinements of the inputs for exposure models.


  • Ph.D., Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, 1998
  • B.S., Biology, University of Iowa, 1986

Professional Experience:

  • Physical Research Scientist, USEPA, NERL-HEASD, MDAB, 2002-present
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, USEPA,NERL-HEASD, EMAB, 2001-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Department of Toxicology, 1999-2001
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, 1991-1998

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • ASTM International, Institutional membership/ HEASD Organizational Representative, Committee D-22 Air Quality, Subcommittee 05 (Indoor Air), 2004-present
  • Adjunct Faculty North Carolina Central University Department of Earth Science. 2007-present

Select Awards and Honors:

  • NERL Special Achievement Award, 2010
  • ORD Diversity Award for Employees. For positive and creative solutions to resolve work-force challenges resulting from generational gaps, 2010
  • NERL Teamwork Award, 2009
  • Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices, 2008

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
James Starr
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: 919-541-4608
Email: starr.james@epa.gov

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