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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Rogelio Tornero-Velez

Title: Research Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Exposure and Dose Research Branch

Narrative:
Rogelio’s expertise is in exposure assessment and pharmacokinetic modeling. He is interested in further developing the field of exposure science to better understand human exposures. He is working at many different levels from the molecular to the behavioral. Recent studies have found that most people go about their lives with predictable daily routines. If these patterns and routines can be understood, a more accurate measure of a person’s activity entropy can be obtained. Paracelsus (1493) is credited with the saying the dose makes the poison. An important corollary follows: exposure enables the dose, yet activity enables exposure.

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences & Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • M.S.P.H, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989

Professional Experience:

  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC 2005-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, USEPA, ORD, NERL , Research Triangle Park, NC 2002-2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, USEPA, ORD, NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC 2001-2002
  • Research Assistant, UNC Chapel, NC 1992-2000

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • International Society of Exposure Analysis
  • Nature Conservancy

Select Awards and Honors:

  • Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices, ORD Pyrethroid Cumulative Risk Team, 2008
  • Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Offices, PBPK Modeling Team, 2007
  • ORD Teamwork Award, Human Variability Modeling Team, 2006

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Rogelio Tornero-Velez
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: 919-541-9447
Email: tornero-velez.rogelio@epa.gov

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