Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

The Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee is a body of external researchers, academicians, health care providers, environmentalists, state and tribal government employees, and members of the public who advise EPA on regulations, research, and communications related to children's health. Members serve voluntarily and the CHPAC meets about two or three times per year to provide specific recommendations to the EPA administrator.

Authority

The legal authority for CHPAC is the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 USC App 2. CHPAC acts in the public interest and supports EPA in performing its duties and responsibilities under Executive Order 13045 of April 21, 1997 (62 Fed Reg 19885; April 23, 1997). CHPAC provides advice on topics such as air and water pollution regulations, chemical safety programs, risk assessment policies, and research, which reflect the wide ranging environmental issues which affect the health of children. While most attention is paid to domestic issues, CHPAC sometimes addresses global issues such as climate change.

For more information about CHPAC, contact Martha Berger or 202-564-2191. Read general information about FACA committees at EPA.

Committee Members

2016

Name Title Organization City, State ZIP
Barbara Morrissey, MS
Committee Chair
Toxicologist Washington State Department of Health Olympia, WA 98504-7846
Ellen Braff-Guajardo, JD, M.Ed Program Officer W.K. Kellogg Foundation Battle Creek, MI 49017
Susan Buchanan, MD Assistant Professor, School of Public Health University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL 60612
Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN, FNAP Associate Dean for Nursing Worcester State University Worcester, MA 01602
Jennifer Counts, Ph.D. Section Head, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH 45224
Joel Forman, MD Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY 10029
Maeve Howett, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Education University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 01003
Gredia Huerta-Montanez, MD Investigator PROTECT, Northeastern University and University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 00971
Lloyd Kolbe, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Applied Health Science Indiana University Vero Beach, FL 32962
Sandra Kuntz, Ph.D., RN Associate Professor, College of Nursing Montana State University Kalispell, MT 59901
Lawrence H. Lash, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Chair,
Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University School of Medicine Detriot, MI 48201
Jeanne M. Leffers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Emeritus Professor, Dartmouth College of Nursing University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA 02747
Jennifer Lowry, MD Chief, Section of Clinical Toxicology Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics Kansas City, MO 64108
Leyla McCurdy, MPhil Senior Advisor Children’s Environmental Health Network Washington, DC 20002
Thomas Neltner, JD, CHMM Chemicals Policy Director Environmental Defense Fund Washington, DC 20009
Greg Ornella, MD, MS, FACOEM Corporate Medical Director Sherwin-Williams Cleveland, OH 44115-1075
Brenda Reyes, MD, MPH Consultant Brenda Reyes Consulting  Houston, TX 77019
Adam Spanier, MD, Ph.D., MPH Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division Head General Pediatrics & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Medical Directo
University of Maryland Baltimore, MD 21201
     
Name Year CHPAC Chair
Cyanotoxin Drinking Water Health Advisories, January 2016 2016 Sheela Sathyanarayana
Climate Change on Human Health, October 2015 2015 Sheela Sathyanarayana
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb), January 2015 2015 Sheela Sathyanarayana
Promoting Children’s Health, August 2014 2014 Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Promoting Children’s Health 2014 Sheela Sathyanarayana
Fish Advisory Recommendations, December 2014 2014 Sheela Sathyanarayana
To: Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Regarding Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), May 2014 2014 Sheela Sathyanarayana
Prenatal Exposure Messages, December 2013 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Prenatal Exposure Messages 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Importance of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) for Children, November 2013 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Importance of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) for Children 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Leadership in Children’s Environmental Health, August 2013 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides: A Missed Opportunity, August 2013 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides: A Missed Opportunity 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Childhood Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention, February 2013 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Childhood Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention 2013 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), September 2012 2012 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Regarding National Ambient Air Quality Proposed Standards 2012 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Childhood Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention, March 2012 2012 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
EPA Response: Childhood Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention 2012 Pamela Shubat; Sheela Sathyanarayana
Office of Research and Development (ORD) Research Strategies Supporting Sustainability, December 2011 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: Office of Research and Development (ORD) Research Strategies Supporting Sustainability 2011 Pamela Shubat
Prenatal Exposures and Children’s Environmental Health, November 2011 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: Prenatal Exposures and Children’s Environmental Health 2011 Pamela Shubat
Indoor Environments and Children’s Health Protection, November 2011 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: Indoor Environments and Children’s Health Protection 2011 Pamela Shubat
Asthma Disparities and the Living and Learning Environments, March 2011 2011 Pamela Shubat
CHPAC Report: Asthma Disparities and the Living and Learning Environments 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: Asthma Disparities and the Living and Learning Environments 2011 Pamela Shubat
Criteria for Identifying Chemicals of Concern for Children, March 2011 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: Criteria for Identifying Chemicals of Concern for Children 2011 Pamela Shubat
EPA Discussion of the National Research Council (NRC) Report Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment, October 2010 2010 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: EPA Discussion of the National Research Council (NRC) Report on Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment 2010 Pamela Shubat
EPA School Siting Guidelines, April 2010 2010 Pamela Shubat
CHPAC Report: School Siting Guidelines 2010 Pamela Shubat
EPA Response: EPA School Siting Guidelines 2010 Pamela Shubat
EPA's America's Children and the Environment (ACE) Report, September 2009 2009 Melanie Marty
CHPAC Report: America's Children and the Environment (ACE) Report, Third Edition 2009 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA's America's Children and the Environment (ACE) Report 2009 Melanie Marty
Recommendations for Agency Actions Related to Children's Health, April 2009 2009 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Recommendations for Agency Actions Related to Children's Health 2009 Melanie Marty
Chemicals Assessment and Management Program and Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program, December 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Regulating Greenhouse Gases, November 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate, November 2008 (From EPA OW) 2008 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate (From EPA Administrator) 2008 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Preliminary Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate 2008 Melanie Marty
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU), August 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
Proposed Rulemaking for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb), June 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Proposed Rulemaking for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb) 2008 Melanie Marty
National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change, June 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Lead (Pb), January 2008 2008 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Lead 2008 Melanie Marty
Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action (MOA) for Carcinogenicity, December 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Framework for Determining a Mutagenic Mode of Action (MOA) for Carcinogenicity 2007 Melanie Marty
Proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3), September 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Proposed NAAQS for Ozone (O3) 2007 Melanie Marty
Evaluating Existing and New Chemicals for Potential Adverse Impacts on Children, July 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Recommendations on Evaluating Existing and New Chemicals for Potential Adverse Impacts on Children 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers: Accomplishments and Opportunities for the Future, July 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers: Accomplishments and Opportunities for the Future 2007 Melanie Marty
Ten Year Anniversary of the Children's Health Executive Order, April 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Ten Year Anniversary of the Children's Health Executive Order 2007 Melanie Marty
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3): Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information, March 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ozone (O3) 2007 Melanie Marty
Comments on the Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information/Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) Staff Paper First Draft for Lead (Pb), February 2007 2007 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA's review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAAQS for Lead (Pb) 2007 Melanie Marty
Polybrominated Biphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), December 2006 2006 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Polybrominated Biphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) 2006 Melanie Marty
Evaluative Feedback on the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program Pilot, June 2006 2006 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Feedback on the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program 2006 Melanie Marty
Perchlorate Preliminary Remeditation Goal (PRG) and Water Contamination, March 2006 2006 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Perchlorate Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) and Water Contamination 2006 Melanie Marty
Proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter, March 2006 2006 Melanie Marty
Protecting Farmworker Children from Exposure to Pesticides, November 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Protecting Farmworker Children from Exposure to Pesticides 2005 Melanie Marty
Protecting Children as Part of EPA's Response to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes, November 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Protecting Children as Part of EPA's Response to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes 2005 Melanie Marty
Protections for Subjects in Human Research, November, 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
Environmental Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish, November 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA and FDA Activities Related to Fish Consumption Advisories 2005 Melanie Marty
Children's Environmental Health and Climate Change, August 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Children's Environmental Health and Climate Change 2005 Melanie Marty
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter, August 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens, March 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens, March 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
Input into the Decision-Making Process on the Clean Air Mercury Rule, January 2005 2005 Melanie Marty
Coordinating EPA's programs on School Environments, December 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Coordinating EPA's Programs on School Environments 2004 Melanie Marty
Children's Exposures and Health Risks due to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), December 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Children's Exposures and Health Risks due to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) 2004 Melanie Marty
Continuing Concerns about Protecting Children from Mercury Emissions, November 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
Full Federal Funding for the National Children's Study, June 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Full Federal Funding for the National Children's Study 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA and FDA Joint Fish Consumption Advisory, June 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA and FDA Joint Fish Consumption Advisory 2004 Melanie Marty
Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens, June 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Supplemental Guidance for Assessing Cancer Susceptibility from Early-Life Exposure to Carcinogens 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA's Proposed Action to Reduce Mercury from Coal-Fired Power Plants, January 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: EPA's steps to Reduce Emissions from the Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Utility Sector 2004 Melanie Marty
Regulation of Mercury from Coal-Fired Power Plants, June 2004 2004 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Regulations of Mercury from Coal-Fired Power Plants 2004 Melanie Marty
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Bioethics Committee, July 2003 2003 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Science Advisory Board (SAB) Bioethics Committee 2003 Melanie Marty
Creation of a National Pesticide Incident Reporting System, March 2003 2003 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Creation of a National Pesticide Incident Reporting System 2003 Melanie Marty
EPA Sponsorship of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Study of the Future of Toxicity Testing, March 2003 2003 Melanie Marty
Chemical Contaminants in Human Milk, April 2003 2003 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Chemical Contaminants in Human Milk 2003 Melanie Marty
EPA Aging Initiative and Permanent OCHP Director, December 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Aging Initiative and Permanent OCHP Director 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Smart Growth Initiatives, December 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Smart Growth Initiatives 2002 Melanie Marty
America's Children and the Environment (ACE): A First View of Available Measures, August 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: America's Children and the Environment (ACE): A First View of Available Measures 2002 Melanie Marty
CHPAC Health Outcome Approach- The Children's Health Risk Matrix: Technical Background Paper, August 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: CHPAC Health Outcome Approach- The Children's Health Risk Matrix: Technical Background Paper 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA's Cumulative Risk Assessment Methods, August 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
Recommendations on EPA's Cancer Guidelines, May 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Recommendations on EPA's Cancer Guidelines 2002 Melanie Marty
Improving the Indoor Environment of Schools for the Nation's Children, May 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Indoor Environment of Schools for the Nation's Children 2002 Melanie Marty
Collecting, Analyzing, and Disseminating Relevant Data for Children's Environmental Health, March 2002 2002 Melanie Marty
EPA Response: Collecting, Analyzing, and Disseminating Relevant Data for Children's Environmental Health 2002 Melanie Marty
Strengthening EPA Staff for Human Reproductive and Developmental Health, March 2001 2001 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Strengthening EPA Staff for Human Reproductive and Developmental Health 2001 Routt Reigart
Suggesting Greater Efforts to Recruit Pediatric Experts as Core Members of EPA Advisory Committees, March 2001 2001 Routt Reigart
EPA Administrator Leadership Role on Children's Environmental Health Issues, March 2001 2001 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Administrator Leadership Role on Children's Environmental Health Issues 2001 Routt Reigart
Recommendations for Protecting Children's Health in the 21st Century, October 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Recommendations for Protecting Children's Health in the 21st Century 2000 Routt Reigart
Children's Environmental Health Data Needs and Right-to-Know Blueprint, October 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Children's Environmental Health Data Needs and Right-to-Know Blueprint 2000 Routt Reigart
How EPA Assesses Risks to Farmworker Children, October 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: How EPA Assesses Risks to Farmworker Children 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Pesticides: Improvements Needed to Ensure the Safety of Farmworkers 2000 Routt Reigart
Propose Guidance on Cumulative Risk Assessment of Pesticides that Have a Common Mechanism of Toxicity, September 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
Additional CHPAC Comments on EPA's Draft Strategy for Research on Environmental Risks to Children, April 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
Revised EPA Strategic Plan, June 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Revised EPA Strategic Plan 2000 Routt Reigart
Residential Exposure Standard Operating Principles, January 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
CHPAC Comments on EPA's Draft Strategy for Research on Environmental Risks to Children, January 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: CHPAC Comments on EPA's Draft Strategy for Research on Environmental Risks to Children 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA's Rule Writers Guidance for Considering Risks to Children, December 1999 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: EPA's Rule Writers Guidance for Considering Risks to Children 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA's Guidelines for Cancer Risk Assessment, September 1999 2000 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: EPA's Guidelines for Cancer Risk Assessment 2000 Routt Reigart
Valuing Children's Health in Economic Assessments, March 2000 2000 Routt Reigart
Children's Longitudinal Cohort Study, May 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Children's Longitudinal Cohort Study 1999 Routt Reigart
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA): Acute Dietary Exposure for Children, May 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
To: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regarding the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Acute Dietary Exposure for Children, May 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
Guidelines for Cancer Risk Assessment, May 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: Guidelines for Cancer Risk Assessment 1999 Routt Reigart
To: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - Six Guiding Principles for Communicating Children's Environmental Health and Safety Risks, June 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
EPA's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for Residential Exposure Assessments, February 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
EPA Response: EPA's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for Residential Exposure Assessments 1999 Routt Reigart
To: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) - EPA's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for Residential Exposure Assessments, February 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
To: Office of Research and Development (ORD) - EPA Children's Health Research, January 1999 1999 Routt Reigart
Residential Lead Standards for Children's Health, December 1998 1998 Routt Reigart
EPA's responsiveness to CHPAC Recommendations, October 1998 1998 Routt Reigart
To: Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) - Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead, September 1998 1998 Routt Reigart
Funding for Children's Health Research, July 1998 1998 Routt Reigart
President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risk to Children and the Federal Asthma Initiative, July 1998 1998 Routt Reigart