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Exposure Research

Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

Donald A. Whitaker

Title: Supervisory Physical Scientist

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Exposure Measurements and Analysis Branch

Education/Training:

  • B.S., Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 1979

Professional Experience:

  • Supervisory Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-HEASD-EMAB, RTP, NC 2010-present
  • Research Physical Scientist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-HEASD-EMAB, RTP, NC 2000-2010
  • Research Analytical Chemist, Research Triangle Institute, Analytical and Chemical Sciences, RTP, NC 1979-2000
  • Chemist, Webb Foodlab, Inc., Raleigh, NC 1979-1979

Select Awards and Honors:

  • USEPA NERL Special Achievement Award, 2011
  • USEPA Silver Medal for Exceptional Service, DEARS Team, 2010
  • USEPA ORD, Exceptional/Outstanding ORD Technical Assistance to the Regions or Program Office Award, PFC Water Contamination Team, 2010
  • USEPA Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award, 2007
  • USEPA NERL Special Achievement Award, Meritorious Research Support, 2007
  • USEPA NERL Special Achievement Team Award, Goal1 -- Support the Agency’s Mission, 2007

Select Presentations:

  • Kimbrough, S., Vette, A., Shores, R., Baldauf, R., Whitaker, D., Croghan, C., Vallero, D., Black, K., Martinez, V., The National Near-Road Mobile Source Air Toxics Study, 2009 AWMA Annual Conference.
  • Shores, R., Baldauf, R., Vette, A., Kimbrough, S., Whitaker, D., Vallero, D., Black, K., Martinez, V., The National Near-Road Mobile Source Air Toxics Study, 2009 AWMA Annual Conference
  • Tulve N, Egeghy.P, Fortmann R, and Whitaker D; Multimedia Measurements and Activity Patterns in an Observational Pilot Study of Nine Young Children Used to Estimate Their Potential Exposures. The 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Durham, NC, October 14-18, 2007.
  • Seagraves J, Dart A, Thornburg J, Portzer J, Rodes C, Whitaker D, and Williams R; Demonstrating the Benefits of an Exposure Technician Training Program for a Successful Longitudinal Research Study. The17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Durham, NC, October 14-18, 2007.
  • Vette A, Whitaker D, Croghan C, Barzyk T, Rodes C, and Williams R; Relationships between Actual Personal Exposures and Surrogate Exposure Measurements for Air Toxics. The 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Durham, NC, October 14-18, 2007.
  • Williams R, Vette A, Croghan C, Stevens C, and Whitaker D; Study Design and Preliminary Exposure Findings Associated with DEARS. The15th Annual ISEA Conference, Tuscon, AZ, October 30-Nov. 3, 2005.

Select Publications:

  • BJ George, BD Schultz, T Palma, AF Vette, DA Whitaker, RW Williams. An Evalusationof EPA’s National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA): Comparison with benzene in Detroit, Michigan. Atomospheric Environment 45, 3301-3308, 2011
  • BJ George, DA Whitaker, RC Gilliam, JL Swall, and RW Williams. Relationship between PM2.5 Collected at Residential Outdoor Locations and a Central Site, J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 60: 1094-1104, 2010.
  • John J. Bang, Yolanda B. Anderson, Saundra F. DeLauder, Rakesh Malhotra, Peter Egeghy, Donald Williams, Donald Whitaker, and Candice Morrison, Ambient Concentration Levels of VOCs and Aldehydes in Moncure, North Carolina: and Environmental Justice Case Study, Environmental Justice, 2010.
  • NS Tulve, PP Egeghy, RC Fortmann, J Xue, J Evans, DA Whitaker, and CW Croghan, Methodologies for Estimating Cumulative Human Exposures to Current-use Pyrethroid Pesticides , JESEE, 1-11, 2010.
  • Williams R., A. Rea, A.Vette, C. Croghan, D. Whitaker, C. Stevens, S. McDow, R. Fortmann, L. Sheldon, H. Wilson, J. Thornburg, M. Phillips, P. Lawless, C. Rodes, H. Daughtrey. (2008) The Design and Field Implementation of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS). Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2009.
  • Tulve, N., Egeghy, P., Fortmann, R., Whitaker, D., Nishioka, M., Naeher, L., and Hilliard, A.; Multimedia Measurements and Activity Patterns in an Observational Pilot Study of Nine Young Children. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2007.

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:
Donald A. Whitaker
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: 919-541-1571
Email: Whitaker.donald@epa.gov

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