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Contacts in the Office of Pesticide Programs, Biological and Economic Analysis Division

The Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) provides pesticide use-related information and economic analyses in support of pesticide regulatory activities. Information about how much and the manner in which pesticides are actually used helps EPA evaluate potential exposures, the need for various pesticides and the potential economic impacts of regulatory options.

BEAD's laboratories validate analytical methods for pesticide residues, test public health antimicrobials to ensure that they work as intended and study genetic response to antimicrobial agents. These laboratories provide technical assistance to states and support state and federal compliance activities.

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Name E-Mail Phone Area of Responsibility

Immediate Office
Fax: 703-308-8091

Kimberly Nesci 703-308-8059 Acting Division Director
Neil Anderson 703-308-8187 Deputy Director
Francine Pettiford-Wright 703-308-8200 Executive Assistant
Environmental Science Center Office 410-305-2800 Laboratories, Fort Meade, MD

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Biological Analysis Branch
Fax: 703-308-8091

Biological aspects of pest control practices

Monisha Kaul 703 305-0098 Branch Chief
Jonathan Becker 703-308-9434 Senior Scientist Advisor
Bill Chism 703-308-8136 Senior Biologist
Colwell Cook 703-308-8146 Team Leader

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Science Information & Analysis Branch
Fax: 703-308-8091

Pesticide Use and Usage Analysis 

Mark Suarez 703-305-0120 Acting Branch Chief
Steve Jarboe 703-308-8105 Senior Scientist
Carolyn Y. Russell 703-308-8181 Administrative Assistant
Cynthia Doucouré 703-308-8133 Communications; Quality Assurance
Vacant     Senior Financial Control Officer

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Economic Analysis Branch
Fax: 703-308-8091

Economic impact analyses & statistics on pesticide use

Timothy Kiely 703-308-8112 Branch Chief
TJ Wyatt 703-308-7228 Senior Economist
Derek Berwald 703-308-8115 Senior Economist
Brett Gelso 703-347-0596 Team Leader

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OPP Microbiology Laboratory 
Office at Environmental Science Center, (ESC), Fort Meade, MD 
Phone: 410-305-2600 Fax: 410-305-3094

About the OPP Microbiology Laboratory

Microbial and fungal pest control practices; Efficacy Testing

Susan Lawrence 410-305-2954 Branch Chief
Steve Tomasino, Ph D. 410-305-2976 Senior Scientist
Kiran Verma 410-305-2957 Quality Assurance Officer
Michele Cottrill 410-305-2955 Alternate Quality Assurance

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Analytical Chemistry Branch
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Environmental Science Center, Fort Meade, MD
Fax: 410-305-3091, Repository Fax: 410-305-2999

About the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Chemical analysis of pesticides and related compounds; EPA National Pesticide Standards Repository

Thuy Nguyen 410-305-2905 Branch Chief
Yaorong Qian 410-305-2636 Senior Chemist
Paul Golden 410-305-2960 Team Leader
Terry Cole 410-305-2907

National Pesticide Standards
Repository (Direct Line)

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