EPA Research

Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA)

The EPA's Science and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) program promotes and recognizes scientific and technological achievement by EPA employees. STAA is among the most prestigious of EPA's scientific awards programs.

The STAA program is an agency-wide competition sponsored by the Office of Research and Development (ORD) that recognizes outstanding scientific and technological papers published by EPA employees. Each year since 1980, EPA scientists and engineers have submitted their publications to be evaluated by a panel convened by EPAs Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB convenes an experienced group of scientists and engineers who review and evaluate the nominations. The SAB review panel then produces a set of recommendations used to select the actual awards.

Eligibility Criteria

Publications are now eligible for five (5) years based on publication date.  To be eligible, the nominated research must be published in a peer-reviewed journal, initiate or revise a scientific principle or procedure, and be recognized as a major achievement within its field of study. Publication date limits are set each year at the time of the formal announcement. The competition is EPA-wide and only EPA employees are eligible. Each award cycle identifies several categories to recognize for that particular year. In the past, categories have included:

  • Control Systems and Technology
  • Ecological Research
  • Health Effects Research and Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Monitoring and Measurement Methods
  • Transport and Fate
  • Review Articles
  • Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration
  • Integrated Risk Assessment
  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Futures
  • Environmental Statistics

STAA Awards

Four award levels are granted in each research category:

  • Level I: Level I awards are for those who have accomplished an exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort. The awards recognize the creation or general revision of scientific or technological principle or procedure, or a highly significant improvement in the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research is of national significance or has high impact on a broad area of science/technology. The research has far reaching consequences and is recognizable as a major scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.
  • Level II: Level II awards are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.
  • Level III: Level III awards are for those who have accomplished an unusually notable research or technological effort. The awards are for a substantial revision or modification of a scientific/technological principle or procedure, or an important improvement to the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research relates to a mission or organizational component of the EPA, or significantly affects a relevant area of science/technology.
  • Honorable Mention: Honorable Mention awards acknowledge research efforts that are noteworthy but do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation at this time.

Contact

Kathi Wiser (wiser.kathi@epa.gov) U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC; Telephone: (202) 564-6961

EPA announces the winners of the 2014 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards, an agency-wide program that recognizes the outstanding scientific work of EPA employees who publish their technical work in peer-reviewed literature.

2014 EPA Administrator announcement of STAA winners (1 pg, 681 K, About PDF)

  • 2014 Level I Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level I awards are for those who have accomplished an exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort. The awards recognize the creation or general revision of scientific or technological principle or procedure, or a highly significant improvement in the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research is of national significance or has high impact on a broad area of science/technology. The research has far reaching consequences and is recognizable as a major scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation

    (1) Estimating the National Public Health Burden Associated with Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 and Ozone

    Risk Analysis, 32(1):81-95 (2011)

    (2) The Recent and Future Health Burden of Air Pollution Apportioned Across U.S. Sectors

    Environmental Science and Technology, 47(8):3580-3589 (2013)

    Neal Fann

    Kirk Baker

    Charlie Fulcher

    Bryan J. Hubbell

    Amy Lamson

    Karen Wesson

    Susan C. Anenberg

    David P. Risley

    ORIA, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Characterizing the Scope and Magnitude of the Public Health Burden of Air Pollution in the U.S.

  • 2014 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level II awards are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation

    High-Throughput Models for Exposure-Based Chemical Prioritization in the ExpoCast Project

    Toxicological Sciences, 47(15):8479-88 (2013)

    R. Woodrow Setzer

    John F. Wambaugh

    Elaine Cohen Hubal

    David M. Reif

    Jade Mitchell-Blackwood

    Sumit Gangwal

    Alicia Frame

    James R. Rabinowitz

    Thomas B. Knudsen

    Richard S. Judson

    Peter P. Egeghy

    Daniel A. Vallero

    Jon A. Arnot (Non-EPA)

    Olivier Jolliet (Non-EPA)

    NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC

    ExpoCast High Throughput Framework for Rapid Prioritization of Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

    (1) Ballast Water Regulations and the Move Towards Concentration-Based Numeric Discharge Limits

    Ecological Applications, 23(2): (2013)

    (2) Counting At Low Concentrations: The Statistical Challenges of Verifying Ballast Water Discharge Standards

    Ecological Applications, 23(2):339-351 (2013)

    Melanie Frazier

    Henry Lee, II

    Ryan J. Albert

    John Lishman

    Juhi R. Saxena

    Deborah A. Reusser (Non-EPA)

    A. Whitman Miller (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Newport, OR

    Developing the Regulatory and Scientific Framework for Establishing Organism-Based Ballast Water Discharge Standards

  • 2014 Level III Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level III awards are for those who have accomplished an unusually notable research or technological effort. The awards are for a substantial revision or modification of a scientific/technological principle or procedure, or an important improvement to the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research relates to a mission or organizational component of the EPA, or significantly affects a relevant area of science/technology.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation

    Energy Evaluations of the Global Biogeochemical Cycles of Six Biologically Active Elements and Two Compounds

    Ecological Modeling, 271:32-51 (2013)

    Daniel Campbell

    Hongfang Lu (Non-EPA)

    Bin-Le Lin (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

    Progress Toward Evaluating the Environmental Liabilities Associated with the Far-Field Effects of Pollutants

    Advancing the Guanica Bay (Puerto Rico) Watershed Management Plan

    Coastal management, 41:19-38 (2013)

    John F. Carriger

    William S. Fisher

    Tom B. Stockton, Jr. (Non-EPA)

    P.E. Sturm (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Advancing the Guanica Bay Watershed-Management Plan in a Sustainable Manner

    Mysid population responses to resource limitation differ from those predicted by cohort studies

    Marine Ecology Progress Series, 432:115-123 (2011)

    Jason Grear

    Doranne Borsay Horowitz

    Ruth Gutjarhr-Gobell

    NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

    Estimating Vital Statistics within Complex Populations for Ecological Prediction

    Nutrient Distributions, Transports, and Budgets on the Inner Margin of a River-Dominated Continental Shelf

    Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118:4822-4838 (2014)

    John C. Lehrter

    Michael C. Murrell

    Richard M. Greene

    James D. Hagy

    Blake Schaeffer

    Dong Ko (Non-EPA)

    Richard W. Gould, Jr. (Non-EPA)

    Brad Penta (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Advancing the Understanding of Nutrient Dynamics on the Continental Shelf as Affected by the Mississippi River Outflow

    (1) An Assessment of the Exposure of Americans to Perfluorooctane Sulfonate: A Comparison of Estimated Intake with Values Inferred from NHANES Data

    Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 21(2):150-168 (2011)

    (2) Simple Intake and Pharmacokinetic Modeling to Characterize Exposure of Americans to Perfluorooctanoic Acid, PFOA

    Environmental Science and Technology, 45(19):8006-8014 (2011)

    Peter P. Egeghy

    Matthew N. Lorber

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Advancing Our Understanding of How Humans are Exposed to Perfluorinated Compounds

    Arsenic Exposure and Toxicology: A Historical Perspective

    Toxicological Sciences, 123(2):305-332 (2011)

    Michael F. Hughes

    David J. Thomas

    Yu Chen (Non-EPA)

    Barbara Beck (Non-EPA)

    Ari Lewis (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    An Outlook on How Research Has Shaped Our Knowledge of the Exposure and Toxicology of the Human Carcinogen Arsenic

    (1) Sustainability Indicators for Chemicals Processes: 1. Taxonomy

    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(5):2309-2328 (2011)

    (2) Sustainability Indicators for Chemicals Processes: II. Data Needs

    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(5):2329-2353 (2011)

    Gerardo J. Ruiz-Mercado

    Raymond L. Smith

    Michael A. Gonzalez

    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

    Sustainability Performance Assessment for Chemical Processes

    Evaluation of PCB Bioaccumulation by Lumbriculus variegatus in Field-Collected Sediments

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(7):1495-1503 (2013)

    Lawrence P. Burkhard

    David R. Mount

    Terry L. Highland

    J. Russell Hockett

    Teresa J. Norberg-King

    Nanditha Billa (Non-EPA)

    Steven B. Hawthorne (Non-EPA)

    David J. Miller (Non-EPA)

    Carol B. Grabanski (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Duluth, MN

    Understanding and Applying Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factors at Superfund Sites

    (1) Contribution of Lubricating Oil to Particulate Matter Emissions from Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles in Kansas City

    Environmental Science & Technology, 46(7):4191-4199 (2012)

    (2) Particulate Matter Speciation Profiles for Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles in the United States

    Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, : (2013)

    Darrell B. Sonntag

    Chad R. Bailey

    Richard W. Baldauf

    Carl R. Fulper

    Catherine A. Yanca

    NVFEL, Ann Arbor, MI

    Advancing Understanding of Motor Vehicle Particulate Matter Emissions to Improve Risk Assessment and Control Strategies

    Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Analysis in Near Gulf of Mexico Water by Direct-injection Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

    Journal of Chromatography A, 1231:46-51 (2012)

    Lawrence B. Zintek

    David L. Schroeder

    Johnson Mathew

    Dennis J. Wesolowski

    George C. Schupp

    Caitlin R. Schupp (Non-EPA)

    Michael G. Kosempa (Non-EPA)

    Adam M. Zachary (Non-EPA)

    Region 5, Chicago, IL

    Method Development and Implementation for the Analysis of Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate for the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill

    Where is the Consensus? A Proposed Foundation for Moving Ecosystem Service Concepts into Practice

    Ecological Economics, 77:27-35 (2012)

    Amanda M. Nahlik

    Mary E. Kentula

    Dixon H. Landers

    M. Siobhan Fennessy (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Corvallis, OR

    Establishing a Standardized Lexicon and Framework for Ecosystem Service Research Directly Connected to Human Well-Being

    The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on the Physicochemical Quality of Stream Ecosystems in the Central Appalachians: A Review

    Science of the Total Environment, 417-418:1-12 (2012)

    Michael B. Griffith

    Susan B. Norton

    Laurie C. Alexander

    Amina I. Pollard

    Stephen D. LeDuc

    NCEA, Cincinnati, OH

    Review of Science on the Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Appalachian Streams

    (1) Chiral Pesticides: Identification, Description, and Environmental Implication

    Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 217:1-74 (2012)

    (2) Chiral Chlordane Components in Environmental Matrices

    Book "Chiral Pesticides: Stereoselectivity and Its Consequences, 1085(Chapter 2):11-43 (2011)

    Elin M. Ulrich

    Michael R. Goldsmith

    Renee L. Falconer (Non-EPA)

    Candice N. Morrison (Non-EPA)

    William T. Foreman (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Reviews of Chiral Pesticides

    Release Characteristics of Selected Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites

    Carbon, 68:33-57 (2014)

    Richard G. Zepp

    Philip G. Sayre

    Richard J. Fehir

    Justin P. Roberts

    Christopher Kingston (Non-EPA)

    Wendel Wohlleben (Non-EPA)

    Anthony Andrady (Non-EPA)

    Darrell Boverhof (Non-EPA)

    Douglas Hawkins (Non-EPA)

    Betsy Shelton (Non-EPA)

    Yasir Sultan (Non-EPA)

    Viktor Vejins (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Athens, GA

    Developing a Creative Evaluation of Methods for Assessing Release of Carbon Nanomaterials from Polymer Composites

    (1) An Approach for Integrating Toxicogenomic Data in Risk Assessment: The Dibutyl Phthalate Case Study

    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 271(3):324-335 (2013)

    (2) Use of Genomic Data in Risk Assessment Case Study: I. Evaluation of the Dibutyl Phthalate Male Reproductive Development Toxicity Data Set

    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 271(3):336-348 (2013)

    (3) Use of Genomic Data in Risk Assessment Case Study: II. Evaluation of the Dibutyl Phthalate Toxicogenomic Data Set

    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 271(3):349-362 (2013)

    Susan Y. Euling

    Susan L. Makris

    Robert Benson

    Weihsueh A. Chiu

    Andrea S. Kim

    Chad M. Thompson

    Lori White

    Vickie S. Wilson

    L. Earl Gray, Jr.

    Banalata Sen

    Nagalakshmi Keshava

    Susan Hester

    Channa Keshava

    Paul M.D. Foster (Non-EPA)

    Meric A. Ovacik (Non-EPA)

    Ioannis P. Androulakis (Non-EPA)

    Kevin W. Gaido (Non-EPA)

    Marianthi Lerapetritou (Non-EPA)

    NCEA, Washington, DC

    Developing an Approach and Case Study Template for Evaluating and Utilizing Toxicogenomic Data in Risk Assessment

    (1) Overview of the Atmospheric Model Evaluation Tool (AMET) v1.1 for Evaluating Meteorological and Air Quality Models

    Environmental Modelling and Software, 26(4):434-443 (2011)

    (2) A multi-resolution assessment of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model v4.7 wet deposition estimates for 2002-2006

    Geoscientific Model Development, 4(2):357-371 (2011)

    (3) Examination of the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model performance over the North American and European Domains

    Atmospheric Environment, 53:152-155 (2012)

    Keith W. Appel

    Robert C. Gilliam

    Steven C. Howard

    Kristen M. Foley

    Jesse O. Bash

    Robert W. Pinder

    Robin L. Dennis

    Shawn J. Roselle

    Samohineeveesu T. Rao

    Alexis Zubrow (Non-EPA)

    Charles Chemel (Non-EPA)

    Neil Davis (Non-EPA)

    Dale J. Allen (Non-EPA)

    Kenneth E. Pickering (Non-EPA)

    Stefano Galmarini (Non-EPA)

    Xavier J. Francis (Non-EPA)

    Ranjeet S. Sokhi (Non-EPA)

    Rong-Ming Hu (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Development of a System for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Meteorological and Air-Quality Models

    Application of Robust Statistical Methods to Background Tracer Data Characterized by Outliers and Left-Censored Data

    Water Research / Print and Online Journal, 45:3107-3118 (2011)

    Malcolm S. Field

    NCEA, Washington, DC

    Application of Robust Statistical Methods to Background Tracer Data

    (1) Epoxide Pathways Improve Model Predictions of Isoprene Markers and Reveal Key Role of Acidity in Aerosol Formation

    Journal-Environmental Science & Technology, 47(19):11056-11064 (2013)

    (2) A Computational Study of Acid Catalyzed Aerosol Reactions of Atmospherically Relevant Epoxides

    Journal - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(41):18065-18076 (2013)

    Havala O.T. Pye

    Ivan R. Piletic

    Edward O. Edney

    Robert W. Pinder

    Deborah J. Luecken

    William T. Hutzell

    John H. Offenberg

    Tadeusz E. Kleindienst

    Michael Lewandowski

    Libero J. Bartolotti (Non-EPA)

    Ying Xie (Non-EPA)

    Shannon L. Capps (Non-EPA)

    Ying-Hsuan Lin (Non-EPA)

    Jason D. Surratt (Non-EPA)

    Avram Gold (Non-EPA)

    Mohammed Jaoui (Non-EPA)

    Zhenfa Zhang (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Insight into the Mechanism by Which Isoprene Produces Particulate Matter

    (1) Transport of Nanoparticles with Dispersant through Biofilm Coated Drinking Water Sand Filters

    Water Research, 47:6457-6466 (2013)

    (2) Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Transport and Retention of Nanoparticle in Saturated Sand Filters

    J. Hazardous Materials, 244-245:251-25 (2013)

    (3) Transport and Deposition of nano-size CeO2 through porous media, experimental studies and mathematical modeling

    Water Research, 45:4409-4418 (2011)

    Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie

    Zhen Li (Non-EPA)

    Ashraf Aly Hassan (Non-EPA)

    George Sorial (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

    Experimental and Computational Studies on the Fate and Transport of Nanomaterials in Water Filtration Process

  • 2014 Honorable Mentions Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Honorable Mention awards acknowledge research efforts that are noteworthy but do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation at this time.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation

    (1) Shifting Cultivation, Forest Fallow, and Externalities in Ecosystem Services: Evidence from the Eastern Amazon

    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 61(1):95-106 (2011)

    (2) Constraints or Cooperation? Determinants of Secondary Forest Cover Under Shifting Cultivation

    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 40(3):471-487 (2011)

    Heather Klemick

    NCEE, Washington, DC

    Research on the Determinants and Effects of Forest Fallow on Local Ecosystem Services

    Comparing Distributions of Environmental Outcomes for Regulatory Environmental Justice Analysis

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8:1707-1726 (2011)

    Kelly Maguire

    Glenn Sheriff

    NCEE, Washington, DC

    Research on Methods for Analyzing How Regulations Affect Environmental Justice

    The Spatial Extent of Water Quality Benefits in Urban Housing Markets

    Land Economics, 87(4):628-644 (2011)

    Patrick J. Walsh

    J. Walter Milon (Non-EPA)

    David O. Scrogin (Non-EPA)

    NCEE, Washington, DC

    Research on the Spatial Extent of Water-Quality Benefits

    Classification and Accuracy Assessment for Coarse Resolution Mapping within the Great Lakes Basin, USA

    Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 79(11):1015-1026 (2013)

    John S. Iiames, Jr.

    Ross S. Lunetta

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Coarse Resolution Land-Cover Accuracy Assessment: Understanding Variability for Environmental-Modeling Sensitivity

    Plankton Community Respiration, Net Ecosystem Metabolism, and Oxygen Dynamics on the Louisiana Continental Shelf: Implications for Hypoxia

    Continental Shelf Research, 52:27-38 (2013)

    Michael Murrell

    Roman S. Stanley

    John C. Lehrter

    James D. Hagy, Jr.

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Research Addressing the Issues Relating to Hypoxia on the Louisiana Continental Shelf

    Estimating Benefits in a Recovering Estuary: Tampa Bay, Florida

    Estuaries and Coasts, DOI 10.100: (2013)

    Marc Russell

    Holly Greening (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Developing an Assessment of the Benefits of Seagrass, Mangrove and Habitat Restoration in Tampa Bay

    (1) Density Dependent Functional Forms Drive Compensation in Populations Exposed to Stressors

    Ecological Modeling, 265:149-157 (2013)

    (2) Incorporating Temperature-driven Seasonal Variation in Survival, Growth, and Reproduction Models for Small Fish

    Marine Ecology Progress Series, 4469:101-112 (2012)

    Sandy Raimondo

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Developing Population Models That Incorporate Density-Dependent Compensation and Temperature-Driven Functions

    Approach to Developing Numeric Water Quality Criteria for Coastal Waters: A Transition from SeaWiFS to MODIS and MERIS Satellites

    Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 7(1):1-18 (2013)

    Blake Schaeffer

    James D. Hagy

    Richard P. Stumpf (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Constructing an Approach to Developing Water-Quality Criteria for Coastal Waters Using Satellite Information

    (1) Comparison of Cropland and Forest Surface Temperatures Across The Conterminous United States

    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/Peer reviewed, 166-167:137-143 (2012)

    (2) Empirical Analysis of The Influence of Forest Extent on Annual and Seasonal Surface Temperatures for the Continental United States

    Global Ecology and Biogeography/Peer reviewed, 22(5):620-629 (2012)

    James D. Wickham

    Timothy G. Wade

    Kurt H. Riitters (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Influence of Forests and Croplands on Climate

    (1) Control of Pituitary Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Synthesis and Secretion by Thyroid Hormones During Xenopus Metamorphosis

    General and Comparative Endocrinology, 173(3):428-437 (2011)

    (2) Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Measurement of Intracellular, Secreted, and Circulating Hormone in Xenopus Laevis and Xenopus Tropicalis

    General and Comparative Endocrinology, 171(3):319-325 (2011)

    Sigmund J. Degitz

    Robin Sternberg

    Joseph J. Korte

    Michael Hornung

    Jose Serrano

    Joseph E. Tietge

    Kara R. Thoemke (Non-EPA)

    Lisa Korte (Non-EPA)

    Kathryn E. Lillegard (Non-EPA)

    Scott M. Moen (Non-EPA)

    Jessica M. Olson (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Duluth, MN

    Regulation of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis during Amphibian Metamorphosis

    Assessing Spatial and Temporal Variability of VOCs and PM-components in Outdoor Air During the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

    Atmospheric Environment, 61:159-168 (2012)

    Sarah Bereznicki

    Jon Sobus

    Ronald Williams

    Alan Vette

    Matthew Stiegel (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Defining the Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Multipollutant Urban Environment

    Dietary Intakes of Pesticides based on Community Duplicate Diet Samples

    Science of the Total Environment, 468-469:785-790 (2013)

    Lisa Jo Melnyk

    Jianping Xue

    Larry C. Michael (Non-EPA)

    G. Gordon Brown (Non-EPA)

    Michelle McCombs (Non-EPA)

    Marcia Nishioka (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Cincinnati, OH

    Demonstrating the Applicability of an Innovative Dietary Exposure Collection Protocol

    Climate Change-Related Temperature Impacts on Warm Season Heat Mortality: A Proof-of-Concept Methodology Using BenMAP

    Environmental Science & Technology/Original Article, 45:1450-1457 (2011)

    A. Scott Voorhees

    Neal Fann

    Charles Fulcher

    Patrick Dolwick

    Bryan Hubbell

    Britta Bierwagen

    Philip Morefield (Non-EPA)

    OAR, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Impact of Climate Change and Rising Temperatures on Public Health

    Why and How to Combine Evidence in Environmental Assessments: Weighing Evidence and Building Cases

    Science of the Total Environment, 409:1406-1417 (2011)

    Glenn Walter Suter II

    Susan Marie Cormier

    NCEA, Cincinnati, OH

    A Methodology for Weighing Multiple Types of Evidence in Environmental Assessments

    Diagnosis of Potential Stressors Adversely Affecting Benthic Communities in New Bedford Harbor, MA (USA

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management/peer reviewed, 8(4):685-702 (2012)

    Kay Ho

    Marguerite Pelletier

    Daniel Campbell

    Robert M. Burgess

    Roxanne L. Johnson

    Kenneth J. Rocha

    NHEERL, Narragansett, RI

    Integrating and Developing Simplified New Methods to Allow the Identification of Stressors in Complex Marine Systems

    (1) Molecular detection of Campylobacter spp. in California gull  (Larus californicus) excreta

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(14):5034-5039 (2011)

    (2) Molecular Detection of Campylobacter spp. and Fecal Indicator Bacteria during the Northern Migration of Sandhill Cranes(Grus canadensis) at the Central Platte River

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(12):3762-3769 (2013)

    Jingrang Lu

    Jorge W. Santo Domingo

    Nicholas J. Ashbolt

    Hodon Ryu (Non-EPA)

    John F. Griffith (Non-EPA)

    Jason R. Vogel (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Cincinnati, OH

    Scientific and Technical Achievement in the Field of Water-Quality Monitoring and Measurement Methods

    (1) Comparison of gull feces-specific assays targeting the 16S rRNA gene of Catellicoccus marimammalium and Streptococcus spp

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(6):1909-1916 (2012)

    (2) Development and evaluation of a qPCR assay targeting fecal pollution of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis)

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78:4338-45 (2012)

    Jorge W. Santo Domingo

    Jingrang Lu

    Nicholas J. Ashbolt

    Hodon Ryu (Non-EPA)

    Michael Elk (Non-EPA)

    Stephen Hill (Non-EPA)

    Carlos Toledo-Hernandez (Non-EPA)

    Joel Gonzalez-Nieves (Non-EPA)

    Izhar Khan (Non-EPA)

    John F. Griffith (Non-EPA)

    Jason R. Vogel (Non-EPA)

    Thomas A. Edge (Non-EPA)

    Felipe Chavez-Ramirez (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

    Novel Molecular Assays to Determine the Presence of Waterfowl Fecal Pollution in Environmental Waters

    (1) Push-through Direct Injection NMR: An Optimized Automation Method Applied to Metabolomics

    Analyst, 137(9):2226-2232 (2012)

    (2) Impacts of 17a-Ethynylestradiol Exposure on Metabolite Profiles of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Liver Cells

    Aquatic Toxicology, 130-131:184-191 (2013)

    Quincy Teng

    Drew R. Ekman

    Timothy W. Collette

    Wenlin Huang (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Athens, GA

    Developing Cell-Based Metabolomics Tools for High-Throughput Screening of Contaminants in Environmental Risk Assessments

    (1) Depletion of the protective aluminum hydroxide coating in TiO2-based sunscreens by swimming pool water ingredients

    Chemical Engineering Journal, 191:95-103 (2012)

    (2) Statistical evaluation of A1(OH)3 layer damage on TiO2 nanoparticles in the presence of swimming pool and sea water

    Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14(4):1-9 (2012)

    Souhail Al-Abed

    Jurate Virkutyte (Non-EPA)

    Dionysios D. Dionysiou (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

    Evaluating the Effect of Water Chemistry on Environmental and Health Implications of Nano Materials in Consumer Products

    Pollutant Emissions and Energy Efficiency under Controlled Conditions for Household Biomass Cookstoves and Implications for Metrics Useful in Setting International Test Standards

    Environmental Science & Technology, 46:10827-10834 (2012)

    James J. Jetter

    Michael Hays

    Tiffany Yelverton

    Yongxin Zhao (Non-EPA)

    Kirk R. Smith (Non-EPA)

    Peter DeCarlo (Non-EPA)

    Bernine Khan (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Evaluation of Air Pollutant Emissions and Energy Efficiency for Household Biomass Cookstoves

    Scientific Considerations for Evaluating Cancer Bioassays Conducted by the Ramazzini Institute

    Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(11-12):1253-1263 (2013)

    Jeffrey S. Gift

    Jane C. Caldwell

    Jennifer Jinot

    Marina V. Evans

    Ila Cote

    John J. Vandenberg

    NCEA, Arlington, VA

    Analyses and Review of Key Issues Raised Regarding Ramazzini Institute Cancer Bioassay Data

    Macroscopic to Microscopic Scales of Particle Dosimetry: From Source to Fate in the Body

    Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health / Peer reviewed, 5(2):169-187 (2012)

    Paul A. Solomon

    Deborah H. Bennett (Non-EPA)

    Robert F. Phalen (Non-EPA)

    Peter Gehr (Non-EPA)

    Loyda B. Mendez (Non-EPA)

    Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (Non-EPA)

    Martin Clift (Non-EPA)

    Christina Brandenberger (Non-EPA)

    Christian Muhlfeld (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Las Vegas, NV

    Exploring Particle Dosimetry across the Source-to-Health Effects Paradigm-Linking Sources to Particle-Cell Interactions

    Application of Enteric Viruses for Fecal Pollution Source Tracking in Environmental Waters

    Environmental International, 45(15):151-164 (2012)

    Kelvin Wong

    Marirosa Molina

    Theng-Theng Fong (Non-EPA)

    Kyle Bibby (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Athens, GA

    Moving the Field of Fecal Pollution Source Tracking Forward through Application of Enteric Viruses and Metagenomics

    Nature of the Interlayer Environment in an Organoclay Optimized for Sequestration of Dibenzo-p-Dioxin

    Environmental Science and Technology, 46(17):9584-9591 (2012)

    Edwin F. Barth

    Cliff Johnston (Non-EPA)

    Sandip Chattopadhyay (Non-EPA)

    Stephen Boyd (Non-EPA)

    Bushra Kahn (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH

    Evaluation of the Chemical Bonding within the Interlayer of an Organoclay for Sustainable Site Remediation

    (1) Relating Ecosystem Services to Domains of Human Well-Being: Foundation for a U.S. Index

    Ecological Indicators, 28:79-90 (2013)

    (2) Development of Relative Importance Values as Contribution Weights for Evaluating Human Wellbeing: An Ecosystem Services Example

    Human Ecology, 41(4):631-641 (2013)

    Lisa Smith

    Linda Harwell

    Kevin Summers

    Jason Case (Non-EPA)

    Heather Smith (Non-EPA)

    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Increasing the Understanding of Relationship of Human Well-Being and Ecosystem Services

    Solute Transport in Solution Conduits Exhibiting Multi-Peaked Breakthrough Curves

    Journal of Hydrology / Print and Online Journal, 440-441:26-335 (2012)

    Malcolm S. Field

    Feike J. Leij (Non-EPA)

    NCEA, Washington, DC

    Modeling Solute Transport in Solution Conduits Exhibiting Multi-Peaked Breakthrough Curves

    (1) Air quality variability near a highway in a complex urban environment

    Atmospheric Environment, 64:169-178 (2013)

    (2) RLINE: A Line Source Dispersion Model for Near-Surface Releases

    Atmospheric Environment, 77:748-756 (2013)

    (3) Estimating near-road pollutant dispersion: a model inter-comparison

    Transportation Research Part D, 25:93-105 (2013)

    Vlad Isakov

    David Heist

    Steven Perry

    Michelle Snyder

    Richard Baldauf

    Gayle Hagler

    Sue Kimbrough

    Richard Shores

    Robert Chris Owen

    Akula Venkatram (Non-EPA)

    Kevin Black (Non-EPA)

    Laurie Brixey (Non-EPA)

    Saravanan Arunachalam (Non-EPA)

    William Petersen (Non-EPA)

    David Carruthers (Non-EPA)

    Christina Hood (Non-EPA)

    Jenny Stocker (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Advancements in Near-Road Dispersion Modelling

    (1) Determining the Spatial and Seasonal Variability in OM/OC Ratios across the United States Using Multiple Regression

    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(6):2933-2949 (2011)

    (2) Simulating the Degree of Oxidation in Atmospheric Organic Particles

    Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1):331-339 (2012)

    Heather Simon

    Prakash V. Bhave

    Jenise Swall

    Neil Frank

    William C. Malm (Non-EPA)

    OAQPS, Research Triangle Park, NC

    Measurement and Modeling Analyses to Advance the Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Aerosols

    Assessing the Long Term Impact of Phosphorus Fertilization on Phosphorus Loadings Using AnnAGNPS

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(6):2181-2199 (2011)

    Yongping Yuan

    Ronald L. Bingner (Non-EPA)

    Martin A. Locke (Non-EPA)

    Jim Stafford (Non-EPA)

    Fred D. Theurer (Non-EPA)

    NERL, Las Vegas, NV

    Providing Critical Understanding of Phosphorus Losses from Agricultural Fields for Better Water Resource Management

    Fate and transport of elemental copper (Cu0) nanoparticles through porous media in the presence of organic materials

    Water Research, 46(7):2445-2456 (2012)

    Chunming Su

    Edward H. Jones (Non-EPA)

    NRMRL, Ada, OK

    Pioneering Research on Transport and Fate of Nanocopper in Water Environments

Key to Acronyms used in the above Tables
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OA Office of the Administrator
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs
ORIA Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
ORCR Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
OSCP Office of Science Coordination and Policy

EPA announces the winners of the 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards, an agency-wide program that recognizes the outstanding scientific work of EPA employees who publish their technical work in peer-reviewed literature.

2015 EPA Administrator announcement of STAA winners (2 pp, 854 K, About PDF)

  • 2015 Level I Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level I awards are for those who have accomplished an exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort. The awards recognize the creation or general revision of scientific or technological principle or procedure, or a highly significant improvement in the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research is of national significance or has high impact on a broad area of science/technology. The research has far reaching consequences and is recognizable as a major scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
    (1) Use of Statistical Modeling to Reassess the Performance Standard for the AOAC Use-Dilution Methods

    (1) Performance of the AOAC Use-Dilution Method with Targeted Modifications: Collaborative Study

    Journal of AOAC International, 97(1):68-77 (2014)

    Journal of AOAC International, 95(6):1618-1628 (2012)
     
    Stephen F. Tomasino

    Albert E. Parker (Non-EPA)

    Martin A. Hamilton (Non-EPA)

    Gordon C. Hamilton (Non-EPA)
     
    OPP, Fort Meade, MD Reassessment of the Performance Standard for the AOAC Use-Dilution Methods
  • 2015 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level II awards are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
    Cardiopulmonary Toxicity of Peat Wildfire Particulate Matter and the Predictive Utility of Precision Cut Lung Slices

    Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 11(29):1-17 (2014)
     
    M. Ian Gilmour

    Q. Todd Krantz

    Haiyan Tong

    John McGee

    Michael Hays

    Kasey Kovalcik

    Janice A. Dye

    Elizabeth Boykin

    Mary Daniels

    Yong Ho Kim (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Comparative Toxicity of Wildfire Smoke
    (1) Relative Importance of Nitrite Oxidation by Hypochlorous Acid under Chloramination Conditions

    Environmental Science & Technology, 46(11):6056-6064 (2012)

    (2) A Proposed Abiotic Reaction Scheme for Hydroxylamine and Monochloramine under Chloramination Relevant Drinking Water Conditions

    Water Research, 60:218-227 (2014)

    (3) Hydroxylamine Addition Impact to Nitrosomonas europaea Activity in the Presence of Monochloramine

    Water Research, 68:719-730 (2014)
     
    David G. Wahman

    Gerald E. Speitel, Jr. (Non-EPA)

    Madhav V. Machavaram (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Research on Novel Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Monochloramine Interactions to Advance Chloramine Chemistry
    (1) Decades-Scale Degradation of Commercial, Side-Chain, Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers in Soils and Water

    Environmental Science & Technology, 49(2):915-23 (2015)
    (2) Characterizing Fluorotelomer and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in New and Aged Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers for Degradation Studies with GC/MS and LC/MS/MS

    Environmental Science and Technology, 48(10):5762-5769 (2014)
     
    John W. Washington

    Jonathan E. Naile

    David G. Lynch

    Thomas M. Jenkins (Non-EPA)

    Keegan Rankin (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Athens, GA Experimental and Modeling Research to Determine Degradation Rates for Commercial Fluorotelomer-Based Polymers
  • 2015 Level III Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level III awards are for those who have accomplished an unusually notable research or technological effort. The awards are for a substantial revision or modification of a scientific/technological principle or procedure, or an important improvement to the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research relates to a mission or organizational component of the EPA, or significantly affects a relevant area of science/technology.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
    Work Breakdown Structure Models for Developing Unit Treatment Costs

    Journal AWWA, 105(11):E628-E641 (2013)
     
    Rajiv Khera

    Thomas F. Speth

    Pat Ransom (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing a New Approach for Estimating the National Costs of Future Drinking-Water Regulations
    Estimating the Social Cost of Non-CO2 GHG Emissions: Methane and Nitrous Oxide

    Energy Policy, 51:957-972 (2012)
     
    Alex Marten

    Stephen C. Newbold
     
    NCEE, Washington, DC Demonstrating the Limitation of Using Global-Warming Potentials to Estimate the Social Cost of Methane and Nitrous Oxide
    (1) Cross-Species Conservation of Endocrine Pathways: A Critical Analysis of Tier 1 Fish and Rat Screening Assays with 12 Model Chemicals

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(5):1084-1087 (2013)

    (2) A Novel Framework for Interpretation of Data from the Fish Short-Term Reproduction Assay (FSTRA) for the Detection of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(11):2529-2540 (2014)
     
    Gerald Ankley

    Kathleen Jensen

    L. Earl Grey
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Development of Guidance for Practical Use of the Fish Short Term Reproduction Assays for Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing
    (1) Differential Decay of Enterococci and Escherichia coli Originating from Two Fecal Pollution Sources

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(7):2488-2492 (2013)

    (2) Biotic Interactions and Sunlight Affect Persistence of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Microbial Source Tracking Genetic Markers in the Upper Mississippi River

    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(13):3951-3961 (2014)
     
    Asja Korajkic

    Brian R. McMinn

    Nicholas J. Ashbolt

    Orin C. Shanks

    G. Shay Fout

    Mano Sivaganesan

    Valerie J. Harwood (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Cincinnati, OH Effect of Indigenous Microbiota and Sunlight on Decay of Fecal Indicators in the Aquatic Habitats
    (1) Molecular Target Sequence Similarity as a Basis for Species Extrapolation to Assess the Ecological Risk of Chemicals with Known Modes of Action

    Aquatic Toxicology, 144-145:141-154 (2013)

    (2) Cross-Species Sensitivity to a Novel Androgen Receptor Agonist of Potential Environmental Concern, Spironolactone

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(11):2528-2541 (2013)

    (3) Leveraging Existing Data for Prioritization of the Ecological Risks of Human and Veterinary Pharmaceuticals to Aquatic Organisms

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369(1656):20140022 (2014)
     
    Carlie A. LaLone

    Daniel L. Villeneuve

    Gerald T. Ankley

    Lyle D. Burgoon

    Michael D. Kahl

    Elizabeth J. Durhan

    Elizabeth A. Makynen

    Kathleen M. Jensen

    Kevin M. Flynn

    Phillip C. Hartig

    Christine L. Russom

    Joseph E. Tietge

    Teresa J. Norberg-King

    Rodney D. Johnson

    Jason P. Berninger (Non-EPA)

    Henry W. Helgen (Non-EPA)

    Megan N. Hughes (Severson) (Non-EPA)

    Jenna E. Cavallin (Non-EPA)

    Chad A. Blanksma (Non-EPA)

    Kyle E. Stevens (Non-EPA)

    Jonne S. Woodard (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Development and Application of Innovative Species Extrapolation Methodology to Focus Toxicity Testing and Monitoring
    (1) Towards Improved Models for Predicting Bioconcentration of Well-Metabolized Compounds by Rainbow Trout Using Measured Rates of In vitro Intrinsic Clearance

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(7):1611-1622 (2013)

    (2) Optimizing the Use of Rainbow Trout Hepatocytes for Bioaccumulation Assessments With Fish

    Xenobiotica, 44(4):345-351 (2014)

    (3) Intra-and Interlaboratory Reliability of a Cryopreserved Trout Hepatocyte Assay for the Prediction of Chemical Bioaccumulation Potential

    Environmental Science and Technology, 48(14):8170-8178 (2014)
     
    John W. Nichols

    Kellie A. Fay

    Patrick N. Fitzsimmons

    Alex D. Hoffman

    Robert T. Mingoia (Non-EPA)

    Diane L. Nabb (Non-EPA)

    Xing Han (Non-EPA)

    Helmut Segner (Non-EPA)

    Ina Bischof (Goeritz) (Non-EPA)

    Jon A. Arnot (Non-EPA)

    Barbara D. Ferrell (Non-EPA)

    Heather M. Peterson (Non-EPA)

    Duane B. Huggett (Non-EPA)

    Christina E. Cowan-Ellsberry (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Development of Methods and Models to Predict Biotransformation Impacts on Chemical Accumulation in Fish
    (1) Depth Gradients in Food-web Processes Linking Habitats in Large Lakes: Lake Superior as an Exemplar Ecosystem

    Freshwater Biology, 59(10):2122-2136 (2014)

    (2) Habitat and Diet Differentiation by Two Strains of Rainbow Trout in Lake Superior Based on Archival Tags, Stable Isotopes, and Bioenergetics

    Journal of Great Lakes Research, 39(4):578-590 (2013)
     
    Michael E. Sierszen

    Anne M. Cotter

    Joel C. Hoffman

    Mary T. Negus (Non-EPA)

    Thomas R. Hrabik (Non-EPA)

    Jason D. Stockwell (Non-EPA)

    Daniel L. Yule (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Identifying the Spatial Organization and Support of Large-Lake Food Webs
    (1) Developing Predictive Approaches to Characterize Adaptive Responses of the Reproductive Endocrine Axis to Aromatase Inhibition: I. Data Generation in a Small Fish Model

    Toxicological Sciences, 133(2):225-233 (2013)

    (2) Developing Predictive Approaches to Characterize Adaptive Responses of the Reproductive Endocrine Axis to Aromatase Inhibition: II. Computational Modeling

    Toxicological Sciences, 133(2):234-247 (2013)
     
    Daniel L. Villeneuve

    Gerald T. Ankley

    David C. Bencic

    Rory B. Conolly

    Michael S. Breen

    Kathleen M. Jensen

    Elizabeth A. Makynen

    Miyuki Breen (Non-EPA)

    Karen H. Watanabe (Non-EPA)

    Alun L. Lloyd (Non-EPA)

    Jenna E. Cavallin (Non-EPA)

    Linnea M. Thomas (Non-EPA)

    Leah C. Wehmans (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Integration of Experimental and Computational Research to Develop Predictive Models of Endocrine Disruption
    (1) Biogeographical Analysis of Chemical Co-Occurrence Data to Identify Priorities for Mixtures Research

    Risk Analysis, 32(2):224-236 (2012)

    (2) Environmentally Relevant Mixtures in Cumulative Assessments: an Acute Study of Toxicokinetics and Effects on Motor Activity in Rats Exposed to a Mixture of Pyrethroids

    Toxicological Sciences, 130(2):309-318 (2012)

    (3) A Pharmacokinetic Model of Cis-and Trans-Permethrin Disposition in Rats and Humans with Aggregate Exposure Application

    Toxicological Sciences, 130(1):33-47 (2012)
     
    Rogelio Tornero-Velez

    James M. Starr

    Elaine A. Cohen Hubal

    Peter P. Egeghy

    Michael F. Hughes

    David G. Ross

    Stephen G. Graham

    Kevin M. Crofton

    Rhyne W. Setzer

    Jim Xue

    Valerie Zartarian

    Edward J. Scollon

    Marcelo J. Wolansky

    Jimena Davis

    Michael J. Devito

    Daniel T. Chang

    Michael R. Goldsmith
     
    NERL, Durham, NC Use of Exposure Information to Focus Toxicological Evaluation of Mixtures
    (1) Selective Cognitive Deficits in Adult Rats after Prenatal Exposure to Inhaled Ethanol

    Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 45:44-58 (2014)

    (2) Toxicological Outcomes in Rats Exposed to Inhaled Ethanol During Gestation

    Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 45:59-69 (2014)

    (3) Neurophysiological Assessment of Auditory, Peripheral Nerve, Somatosensory, and Visual System Function After Developmental Exposure to Ethanol Vapors

    Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 43:1-10 (2014)
     
    Tracey E. Beasley

    Wendy M. Oshiro

    Katherine L. McDaniel

    Philip J. Bushnell

    Paul A. Evansky

    Sheppard A. Martin

    Virginia C. Moser

    Joel Norwood

    Carey Copeland

    Laura L. Degn

    Danielle L. Freeborn

    Mary E. Gilbert

    Robert W. Luebke

    William k. Boyes

    David W. Herr

    John M. Rogers

    Charles W. Hamm

    Michele M. Taylor (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Durham, NC Evaluation of the Developmental Toxicity of Inhaled Ethanol as a Component of Renewable Automotive Fuels
    Interaction Effects of Temperature and Ozone on Lung Function and Markers of Systemic Inflammation, Coagulation, and Fibrinolysis: A Crossover Study of Healthy Young Volunteers

    Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(4):310–316 (2014); DOI:10.1289/ehp.1307986
    Juliette J. Kahle

    Martin W. Case

    Lucas M. Neas

    David Diaz-Sanchez

    Robert B. Devlin

    Michael T. Schmitt

    Michael C. Madden
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Informing the Interaction Health Effects of Elevated Temperature and Ozone in Healthy Volunteers
    Putative Mechanisms of Environmental Chemical-Induced Steatosis

    International Journal of Toxicology, 31(6):551-563 (2012)
     
    J. Phillip Kaiser

    Scott C. Wesselkamper

    John C. Lipscomb
     
    NCEA, Cincinnati, OH Application of a Data-Mining Technique to Determine the Biochemical Mechanisms by Which IRIS Chemicals Cause Steatosis
    (1) Low Levels of Exposure to Libby Amphibole Asbestos and Localized Pleural Thickening

    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(11):1350-5 (2013)

    (2) Localized Pleural Thickening: Smoking and Exposure to Libby Vermiculite

    Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 22(4):320-3 (2012)

    (3) Influence of Exposure Assessment and Parameterization on Exposure Response.  Aspects of Epidemiologic Cohort Analysis Using the Libby Amphibole Asbestos Worker Cohort

    Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 25(1):12-17 (2014)
     
    Leonid Kopylev

    Krista Christensen

    Thomas Bateson
     
    NCEA, Washington, DC Scientific Innovation That Will Inform Risk-Management Decisions for the Libby, Montana, Superfund Site
    (1) Improving Infant Exposure and Health Risk Estimates: Using Serum Data to Predict Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Concentrations in Breast Milk

    Environmental Science and Technology, 47:4787-4795 (2013)

    (2) Environmental Chemicals in Breast Milk

    Book Chapter in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier 2013, :1-13 (2013)
     
    Satori A. Marchitti

    John F. Kenneke

    Erin P. Hines

    Judy S. LaKind (Non-EPA)

    Daniel Q. Naiman (Non-EPA)

    Suzanne E. Fenton (Non-EPA)

    Cheston M. Berlin, Jr. (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Athens, GA Providing Critical Models and Information Needed for Exposure and Risk Assessments of Environmental Chemicals in Infants
    Omega- 3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Attenuates Particulate Air Pollution Induced Cardiac Effects and Lipid Changes in Healthy Middle-Aged Adult Volunteers

    Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(7):952-7 (2012)
     
    Haiyan Tong

    Ana G. Rappold

    James M. Samet

    David Diaz-Sanchez

    Robert B. Devlin

    Wayne E. Cascio

    Jon Berntsen (Non-EPA)

    Susan E. Steck (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Informing How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Protect People From Effects of Air Pollution
    (1) A Rapid and Repeatable Method to Deposit Bioaerosols on Material Surfaces

    Journal of Microbiological Methods, 92(3):375-380 (2013)

    (2) Comparative Evaluation of Vacuum-based Surface Sampling Devices for Collection of Bacillus spores

    Journal of Microbiological Methods, 95(December 2013):389-396 (2013)

    (3) Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Bacillus Spore-Contaminated HVAC Filters

    Journal of Microbiological Methods, 96(January 2014):1-5 (2014)
     
    Michael Worth Calfee

    Sang Don Lee

    Shawn P. Ryan

    Laura J. Rose (Non-EPA)

    Stephen Morse (Non-EPA)

    Jenia Tufts (Non-EPA)

    Matt Clayton (Non-EPA)

    Dino Mattorano (Non-EPA)

    Nicole Griffin-Gatchalian (Non-EPA)

    Abderrahmane Touati (Non-EPA)

    Christina Slone (Non-EPA)

    Neal McSweeney (Non-EPA)
     
    NHSRC, Research Triangle Park, NC Development and Application of Test Methods to Evaluate Biological-Terror-Agent Surface Sampling
    Sustainability Indicators for Chemical Processes: III. Biodiesel Case Study

    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(20):6747-6760 (2013)
     
    Gerardo J. Ruiz-Mercado

    Raymond L. Smith

    Michael A. Gonzalez
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Sustainability-Performance Assessment for the Manufacturing of Chemical Products
    (1) Hybrid Vapor Stripping-Vapor Permeation Process for Recovery and Dehydration of 1-Butanol and Acetone/Butanol/Ethanol from Dilute Aqueous Solutions. Part 1. Process Simulations

    Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 88(8):1436-1447 (2013)

    (2) Hybrid Vapor Stripping-Vapor Permeation Process for Recovery and Dehydration of 1-Butanol and Acetone/Butano/Ethanol from Dilute Aqueous Solutions. Part2. Experimental Validation with Simple Mixture and Actual Fermentation Broth

    Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 88(8):1448-1458 (2013)
     
    Leland M. Vane

    Franklin R. Alvarez

    Laura G. Rosenblum (Non-EPA)

    Shekar Govindaswamy (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Design and Demonstration of Efficient Fermentation-Product Recovery Technology to Improve Biofuel Sustainability
    (1) Near Road Modeling and Measurement of Cerium Containing Particles Generated by Nanoparticle Diesel Fuel Additive Use

    Environmental Science & Technology, 48(18):10607-10613 (2014)

    (2) Inhaled Diesel Emissions Generated with Cerium Oxide Nanoparticle Fuel Additive Induce Adverse Pulmonary and Systemic Effects

    Toxicological Sciences, 142(2):403-417 (2014)

    (3) Predicting the Effects of Nanoscale Cerium Additives in Diesel Fuel on Regional Scale Air Quality

    Environmental Science & Technology, 48(21):12775-12782 (2014)
     
    Robert D. Willis

    Prakash V. Bhave

    Teri L. Conner

    Kathleen M. Fahey

    M. Ian Gilmour

    Charly J. King

    Urmila P. Kodavanti

    Kasey D. Kovalcik

    Q. Todd Krantz

    Allen D. Ledbetter

    William P. Linak

    Rohit Mathur

    John K. McGee

    George A. Pouliot

    Havala O.T. Pye

    Judy E. Richards

    Mette C. Schladweiler

    Heather Simon

    Jason P. Weinstein

    Charles E. Wood

    Susan A. Elmore (Non-EPA)

    Garnet B. Erdakos (Non-EPA)

    Brett Gantt (Non-EPA)

    Samantha J. Snow (Non-EPA)

    Virginia Bass (Non-EPA)

    Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit (Non-EPA)

    Roy M. Harrison (Non-EPA)

    Shamia Hoque (Non-EPA)

    Crystal L. Johnson (Non-EPA)

    Desinia B. Miller (Non-EPA)

    James P. Morrison (Non-EPA)

    David G. Nash (Non-EPA)

    Ronald F. Thomas (Non-EPA)

    K. Max Zhang (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Durham, NC Assessment of Health Effects and Air-Quality Modeling of NanoCerium-Bearing Diesel Emissions
    (1) Quantifying the Effects of Pesticide Exposure on Annual Reproductive Success of Birds

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 9(4):590-599 (2013)

    (2) Selecting Surrogate Endpoints for Estimating Pesticide Effects on Avian Reproductive Success

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 9(4):600-609 (2013)
     
    Matthew Etterson

    Rick Bennett
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Modeling Adverse Reproductive Outcomes in Response to Pesticide Exposure in Wild Birds
    (1) Field-Based Approach for Assessing the Impacts of Treated Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent on Endogenous Metabolites of Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas)

    Environmental Science and Technology, 47:10628-10636 (2013)

    (2) Biological Effects-Based Tools for Monitoring Impacted Surface Waters in the Great Lakes: A Multiagency Program in Support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

    Environmental Practice, 15(4):409-426 (2013)

    (3) An Inexpensive, Temporally Integrated System for Monitoring Occurrence and Biological Effects of Aquatic Contaminants in the Field

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(7):1584-1595 (2014)
     
    Michael D. Kahl

    Drew Ekman

    Gerald Ankley

    Tim Collette

    Edwin Smith

    Quincy Teng

    Joseph Tietge

    Dan Villeneuve

    Elizabeth Durhan

    Kathleen Jensen

    Elizabeth Makynen

    David Miller

    John Davis (Non-EPA)

    Jason Berninger (Non-EPA)

    Vicki Blazer (Non-EPA)

    Jenna Cavallin (Non-EPA)

    Evan Eid (Non-EPA)

    Natalia Garcia-Reyero (Non-EPA)

    Bruce Holmen (Non-EPA)

    Megan Hughes (Non-EPA)

    Luke Iwanowicz (Non-EPA)

    Zachary Jorgenson (Non-EPA)

    Carlie LaLone (Non-EPA)

    Kathy Lee (Non-EPA)

    Joseph Mayasich (Non-EPA)

    Pat Mazik (Non-EPA)

    Edward Perkins (Non-EPA)

    Anthony Schroeder (Non-EPA)

    Kyle Stevens (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Athens, GA Developing Biological Tools for Monitoring Impacted Surface Waters in Support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    (1) Development of an Integrated Assessment of Great Lakes Using Towed In situ Sensor Technologies: Linking Nearshore Conditions with Adjacent Watersheds

    Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, 16(3):248-266 (2013)

    (2) Water Quality and Plankton in the United States Nearshore Waters of Lake Huron

    Environmental Management, 50(4):664-678 (2012)

    (3) Lake Ontario: Nearshore Conditions and Variability in Water Quality Parameters

    Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38(4):133-145 (2012)
     
    John R. Kelly

    Peder M. Yurista

    Samuel E. Miller

    Jon D. Van Alstine (Non-EPA)
     
    Duluth, MN An Integrated-Assessment Strategy for the Great Lakes Nearshore
    The Mass Spectrometric Ortho Effect Studied for All 209 PCB Congeners

    International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 352:51-64 (2013)
     
    Lantis I. Osemwengie

    G. Wayne Sovocool
     
    NERL, Las Vegas, NV Developing a PCB Congener and Isomer-Distinguishing Tool for Use in Environmental and Human-Health Assessment
    A Rapid Miniaturized Residue Analytical Method for the Determination of Zoxamide and Its Two Acid Metabolites in Ginseng Roots Using UPLC-MS/MS

    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(17):3702-3709 (2014)
     
    Lynda V. Podhorniak
     
    OPP, Fort Meade, MD Development of a New Method for Zoxamide and Its Polar Metabolites to Protect the Environment and Human Health
    Habitat and Hydrology Condition Indices for the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers

    Ecological Indicators, 29:111-124 (2013)
     
    Debra L. Taylor

    David W. Bolgrien

    Brian H. Hill

    Mark S. Pearson

    Ted R. Angradi
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Development of Novel Habitat and Hydrologic Indicators for Large Rivers
    (1) Derivation of a Benchmark for Freshwater Ionic Strength

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(2):263-271 (2013)

    (2) Assessing Causation of the Extirpation of Stream Macroinvertebrates by a Mixture of Ions

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(2):277-287 (2013)

    (3) Relationship of Land Use and Elevated Ionic Strength in Appalachian Watersheds

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(2):296-303 (2013)
     
    Susan Marie Cormier

    Glenn Walter Suter, II

    Gregory J. Pond

    Lei Zheng (Non-EPA)

    Sam Wilkes (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Cincinnati, OH Explaining the Cause of Invertebrate Extirpation and Calculating a Water-Quality Benchmark for Protection of Streams
    Nutrient Dynamics in Flooded Wetlands: I. Model Development

    Journal, 18(12):1724-1738 (2013)
     
    Mohamed M. Hantush

    Latif Kalin (Non-EPA)

    Sabahattin Isik (Non-EPA)

    Ahmet Yucekaya (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing a Process-Based Nutrient Wetland Model
    Nonparametric Bayesian Methods for Benchmark Dose Estimation

    Risk Analysis, 33(9):1608-19 (2013)
     
    Maria A. Spassova

    Leonid Kopylev

    Paul D. White

    John Fox

    Anindya Roy (Non-EPA)

    Nilabja Guha (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Washington, DC Development of Advanced Nonparametric Bayesian Methods for Modeling Bioassay Data
    Hyporheic Flow Patterns in Relation to Large River Floodplain Attributes

    Journal of Hydrology 448-449:161-173 (2012); doi: 10.1016/jhydrol.2012.04.039
    Barton R. Faulkner

    J. Renée Brooks

    Kenneth J. Forshay

    Steven P. Cline
     
    NRMRL, Ada, OK Assessment of Hyporheic Flow Using Field Measurements and Modeling for a Large-River Floodplain Undergoing Restoration
    A Direct Sensitivity Approach to Predict Hourly Ozone Resulting from Compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard

    Environmental Science & Technology, 47(5):2304-2313 (2013)
     
    Heather Simon

    Kirk Baker

    Sergey Napelenok

    Norm Possiel

    Benjamin Wells

    Brian Timin

    Farhan Akhtar (Non-EPA)
     
    OAQPS, Research Triangle Park, NC A Novel Methodology to Capture Non-Linear Ozone Response to Emissions Changes for Application in Risk Assessments
    Phenotypic Screening of the ToxCast Chemical Library to Classify Toxic and Therapeutic Mechanisms

    Nature Biotechnology, 32(6):583-591 (2014)
     
    Keith A. Houck

    Thomas B. Knudsen

    Matthew T. Martin

    David M. Reif

    Richard S. Judson

    Robert J. Kavlock

    Ann M. Richard

    David J. Dix

    Nicole C. Kleinstreuer (Non-EPA)

    Ellen Berg (Non-EPA)

    Mark Polokoff (Non-EPA)

    Jian Yang (Non-EPA)
     
    NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Classifying Toxic and Therapeutic Mechanisms by Phenotypic Screening of ToxCast Chemicals
    Profiling 976 ToxCast Chemicals across 331 Enzymatic and Receptor Signaling Assays

    Chemical Research in Toxicology, 26:878-895 (2013)
     
    Nisha S. Sipes

    Thomas B. Knudsen

    Matthew T. Martin

    Richard S. Judson

    Keith A. Houck

    David M. Reif

    Ann M. Richard

    Robert J. Kavlock

    David J. Dix

    Parth Kothiya (Non-EPA)
     
    NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Using High-Throughput Screening Assays to Profile Enzymatic and Receptor Signaling Activity of ToxCast Chemicals
    (1) Evaluation of Multi-well Microelectrode Arrays for Neurotoxicity Screening Using a Chemical Training Set

    Neurotoxicology, 33:1048-57 (2012)

    (2) Burst and Principal Components Analysis of MEA Data Separates Chemicals by Class

    Neurotoxicology, 40:75-85 (2014)

    (3) Multi-well Microelectrode Array Recordings Detect Neurotoxicity of ToxCast Compounds Acting via Multiple Toxicity Pathways

    Neurotoxicology, 44:204-17 (2014)
     
    Timothy J. Shafer

    William R. LeFew

    Cina M. Mack

    Matthew T. Martin

    Andrew FM Johnstone

    Keith Houck

    Lyle D. Burgoon

    Emma R. McConnell (Non-EPA)

    Pablo Valdivia (Non-EPA)

    Maxine McClain (Non-EPA)

    Bryant Lin (Non-EPA)

    James Ross (Non-EPA)

    James Turner (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Development of Novel Methodology to Screen Chemicals for Potential Neurotoxicity
    High Throughput Heuristics for Prioritizing Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

    Environmental Science and Technology, 48:12760-12767 (2014)
     
    John F. Wambaugh

    R. Woodrow Setzer

    Kathie L. Dionisio

    Peter Egeghy

    Richard S. Judson

    Anran Wang (Non-EPA)

    Alicia Frame (Non-EPA)
     
    NCCT, Research Triangle Park, NC Developing High-Throughput Approaches to Characterize Potential Human Exposures to Environmental Chemicals
    (1) Processes of Ammonia Air-Surface Exchange in a Fertilized Zea mays Canopy

    Biogeosciences, 10:981-998 (2013)

    (2) Linking Agricultural Management and Air-Quality Models for Regional to National-Scale Nitrogen Deposition Assessments

    Biogeosciences, 9:4023-4035 (2012)

    (3) Evaluation of a Regional Air-Quality Model with Bi-directional NH3 Exchange Coupled to an Agro-ecosystem Model

    Biogeosciences, 10:1635-1645 (2013)
     
    Jesse O. Bash

    Ellen J. Cooter

    John T. Walker

    Jonathan E. Pleim

    Donna Schwede

    Jeffry D. Herrick

    Robin L. Dennis

    Matthew Jones (Non-EPA)

    Eiko Nemitz (Non-EPA)

    Tilden Meyers (Non-EPA)

    LaToya Myles (Non-EPA)

    Verel Benson (Non-EPA)

    Limei Ran (Non-EPA)

    Wayne P. Robarge (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Linking Agricultural Crop Management and Air-Quality Models for Regional-to-National-Scale Nitrogen Assessments
    (1) Characterizing Mercury Concentrations and Fluxes in a Coastal Plain Watershed: Insights From Dynamic Modeling and Data

    Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(G1):March 2012; doi:10.1029/2011JG001806

    (2) Climate Change and Watershed Mercury Export: A Multiple Projection and Model Analysis

    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32(9):2165-2174 (2013)

    (3) Mercury and Methylmercury Stream Concentrations in a Coastal Plain Watershed: A Multi-Scale Simulation Analysis

    Environmental Pollution, 187:182-192 (2014)
     
    Heather E. Golden

    Christopher D. Knightes

    Paul M. Bradley (Non-EPA)

    Paul A. Conrads (Non-EPA)

    Toby D. Feaster (Non-EPA)

    Celeste A. Journey (Non-EPA)

    Stephen D. Benedict (Non-EPA)

    Mark Marvin-DiPasquale (Non-EPA)

    Mark Brigham (Non-EPA)

    Gary M. Davis (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Cincinnati, OH Effects of Climate Change, Scaling and Model Selection on Projected Watershed-Mercury Export and Concentrations
    (1) Examining the Impact of Heterogeneous Nitryl Chloride Production on Air Quality across the United States

    Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 12:6455-6473 (2012)

    (2) Importance of Tropospheric CINO2 Chemistry across the Northern Hemisphere

    Geophysical Research Letters, 41(11):4050-4058 (2014)
     
    Golam Sarwar

    Heather Simon

    Rohit Mathur

    Prakash Bhave

    Jia Xing (Non-EPA)

    Greg Yarwood (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Examining the Effect of Heterogeneous Nitryl Chlorine Production on Air Quality
    WRF-CMAQ Two-way Coupled System with Aerosol Feedback: Software Development and Preliminary Results

    Geoscientific Model Development, 5(2):299-312 (2012)
     
    Cheung (David) Wong

    Jonathan Pleim

    Rohit Mathur

    Tanya Spero (Otte)

    Robert Gilliam

    George Pouliot

    Jeffrey O. Young

    Francis Binkowski (Non-EPA)

    Aijun Xiu (Non-EPA)

    Daiwen Kang (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Durham, NC Development and Evaluation of an Innovative Approach to Coupled Meteorology and Air-Quality Modeling
  • 2015 Honorable Mentions Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Honorable Mention awards acknowledge research efforts that are noteworthy but do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation at this time.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution Citation
    (1) A Hedonic Analysis of the Impact of LUST Sites on House Prices

    Resource and Energy Economics, 34(4):549-564 (2012)

    (2) What Do Property Values Really Tell Us? A Hedonic Study of Pollution from Underground Storage Tanks

    Land Economics, 89(2):211-226 (2013)

    (3) The Impacts of Pollution and Exposure Pathways on Home Values: A Stated Preference Analysis

    Ecological Economics, 82:53-63 (2012)
     
    Dennis Guignet

    Jeffrey E. Zabel (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEE, Washington, DC Evaluating the Importance of Information in Housing Property Price Studies When Estimating Environmental Damages
    Examining the Health-Risk Tradeoffs of Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Laws

    Risk Analysis, 32(5):791-798 (2012)
     
    Stephen C. Newbold
     
    NCEE, Washington, DC An Exploration of Health-Risk Tradeoffs and Their Relevance to Conducting Benefit-Cost Analysis with an Application to Bicycle-Helmet Laws
    (1) Metabolomics for in Situ Environmental Monitoring of Surface Waters Impacted by Contaminants from Both Point and Nonpoint Sources

    Environmental Science and Technology, 48(4):2395-2403 (2014)

    (2) Using Transcriptomic Tools to Evaluate Biological Effects Across Effluent Gradients at a Diverse Set of Study Sites in Minnesota, USA

    Environmental Science and Technology, 48(4):2404-2412 (2014)
     
    David M. Skelton

    Timothy W. Collette

    Daniel L. Villeneuve

    Gerald T. Ankley

    Drew R. Ekman

    Quincy Teng

    Jason Berninger (Non-EPA)

    Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt (Non-EPA)

    Natalia Garcia-Reyero (Non-EPA)

    Edward J. Perkins (Non-EPA)

    Lynn Escalon (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Athens, GA Development and Application of Novel in Situ Omic Techniques for Advancing the EPA's Capability to Assess Chemical Risk
    (1) Using delta-15-N in Fish Larvae as an Indicator of Watershed Sources of Anthropogenic Nitrogen: Response at Multiple Spatial Scales

    Estuaries and Coasts, 35(6):1453-1467 (2012)

    (2) Landscape-Scale Food Webs of Fish Nursery Habitat Along a River-Coast Mixing Zone

    Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4):1335-1349 (2014)
     
    Joel C. Hoffman

    Gregory S. Peterson

    Anne M. Cotter

    Michael E. Sierszen

    John R. Kelly

    Matthew A. Starry (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Approach to Understand and Classify Nutrient and Energy Sources to Coastal Ecosystems
    (1) Carbon Sequestration in Wetland Soils of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Region

    Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22(3):289-303 (2014)

    (2) Application of a Three-Tier Framework to Assess Ecological Condition of Gulf of Mexico Coastal Wetlands

    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186(6):3477-3493 (2014)
     
    Janet Nestlerode

    Virginia Hansen

    Matthew Harwell

    Aarin Teague (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Assessing the Condition of Wetland Ecosystems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
    Comparison of Methods for Quantifying Reef Ecosystem Services: A Case Study Mapping Services for St. Croix, USVI

    Ecosystem Services, 8:1-15 (2014)
     
    Susan Yee

    Leah Oliver

    John Dittmar (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Developing Methods for Quantifying Coral Reef Ecosystem Services
    Mode of Action Framework Analysis For Receptor-Mediated Toxicity: The Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha (Ppara) as a Case Study

    Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 44(1):1-49 (2014)
     
    Chris Corton

    Christopher S. Lau

    Jennifer Seed

    James Klaunig (Non-EPA)

    Michael Cunningham (Non-EPA)

    Timothy Hummer (Non-EPA)

    Bette Meek (Non-EPA)

    Jeffrey M. Peters (Non-EPA)

    James A. Popp (Non-EPA)

    Lorenz Rhomberg (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Durham, NC Exceptional Contribution to Risk Assessment Activities
    (1) An Animal Model Of Marginal Iodine Deficiency During Development: The Thyroid Axis And Neurodevelopmental Outcome

    Toxicological Sciences, 132(1):177-195 (2013)

    (2) Evaluation of Iodide Deficiency In The Lactating Rat and Pup Using A Biologically Based Dose-Response Model

    Toxicological Sciences, 132(1):75-86 (2013)
     
    Mary E. Gilbert

    Joan M. Hedge

    Kevin M. Crofton

    Joseph Tietge

    Eva McLanahan

    Annie Lumen

    Jeffrey Fisher (Non-EPA)

    Liza Valentin-Blasini (Non-EPA)

    Benjamin Blount (Non-EPA)

    R. Thomas Zoeller (Non-EPA)

    Jeffery Jarrett (Non-EPA)

    Kurunthachalam Kannan (Non-EPA)

    Li Shuang (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Durham, NC Thyroid-Hormone Disruption in the Fetal and Neonatal Brain-Biological Substrates and Lifestage Modeling
    (1) A Four-Step Approach To Evaluate Mixtures For Consistency With Dose Addition

    Toxicology, 313(2-3):134-144 (2013)

    (2) Cholinesterase Inhibition And Depression Of The Photic After Discharge Of Flash Evoked Potentials Following Acute or Repeated Exposures To A Mixture of Carbaryl and Propoxur

    Neurotoxicology, 33(3):332-346 (2012)

    (3) Impact Of Chemical Proportions On The Acute Neurotoxicity Of A Mixture Of Seven Carbamates In Preweanling And Adult Rats

    Toxicological Sciences, 129(1):126-134 (2012)
     
    David W. Herr

    Virginia C. Moser

    Jane Ellen Simmons

    Danielle F. Lyke

    Stephanie Padilla

    Adam E. Swank

    Denise K. MacMillan

    Richard C. Hertzberg (Non-EPA)

    Mwanza Jean-Claude (Non-EPA)

    Ruosha Li (Non-EPA)

    Yi Pan (Non-EPA)

    Robert H. Lyles (Non-EPA)

    Lynne T. Haber (Non-EPA)

    Melissa Korman-Vincent (Non-EPA)

    R. Dan Zehr (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Durham, NC Transformative Methods for Assessing Additivity of Chemical Mixtures to Advance Public-Health Protection
    Elevated Blood Pressure in Offspring of Rats Exposed to Diverse Chemicals During Pregnancy

    Toxicological Sciences, 137(2):436-446 (2014)
     
    John M. Rogers

    Brian E. Grey

    Joel Norwood, Jr.

    Robert Ellis Hutchings

    Robert M. Zucker

    Christopher Lau

    Curtis E. Grace

    Christopher J. Gordon
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Elucidating the Ability of Maternal-Toxic Exposures to Cause Elevated Blood Pressure in Offspring
    Application of an Updated Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Model for Chloroform to Evaluate CYP2E1-Mediated Renal Toxicity in Rats and Mice

    Toxicological Sciences, 131(2):360-374 (2013)
     
    Alan F. Sasso

    Paul M. Schlosser

    John C. Lipscomb

    Zheng (Jenny) Li

    Susan Rieth

    Gregory L. Kedderis (Non-EPA)

    Mary Beth Genter (Non-EPA)

    John Snawder (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Washington, DC Development and Application of Novel Data on CYPE1 in PBPK Modeling of Chloroform Bioactivation in the Kidney
    Public Health Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution in Shanghai:  A Proof-of-Concept Methodology With Application to BenMap

    Science of the Total Environment / Original Article Hard Copy, 485-486:396-405 (2014)
     
    A. Scott Voorhees

    Jiandong Wang (Non-EPA)

    Cuicul Wang (Non-EPA)

    Shuxiao Wang (Non-EPA)

    Bin Zhao (Non-EPA)

    Haidong Kan (Non-EPA)
     
    OAR, Research Triangle Park, NC A Successful International Application of the EPA's BenMap Benefits Tool to Identify Impacts of Air Pollution in China
    Investigation of the Persistence of Nerve Agent Degradation Analytes on Surfaces through Wipe Sampling and Detection with Ultrahigh Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

    Analytical Chemistry, 87(2):1034-1041 (2014)
     
    Stuart Willison
     
    NHSRC, Cincinnati, OH Examining Chemical-Warfare Agent Persistence on Surfaces and a Novel Rapid Method to Support Remediation during Recovery
    (1) Beet Juice Utilization : Expeditious Green Synthesis of Nobel Metal Nanoparticles (Ag, Au, Pt, and Pd) Using Microwaves

    RSC Advances, 2:10283-10290 (2012)

    (2) Beet Juice-induced Green Fabrication of Plasmonic AgCl/Ag Nanoparticles

    ChemSusChem, 5:2435-2441 (2012)

    (3) Expeditious Organic-free Assembly: Morphologically Controlled Synthesis of Iron Oxides using Microwaves

    Nanoscale, 5:8675-8679 (2013)
     
    Rajender S. Varma

    Jiahui Kou (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Developing Sustainable Approaches to Nanomaterials with Diverse Applications in Catalysis and Remediation
    (1) Phosphate removal using modified Bayoxide E33 adsorption media

    Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 1:96-107 (2014)

    (2) Suppressing NOM access to controlled porous TiO2 particles enhances the decomposition of target water contaminants

    Catalysis Communications, 41:79-82 (2013)

    (3) Silver-based antibacterial surfaces for drinking water disinfection-an overview

    Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 3:25-29 (2014)
     
    Mallikarjuna Nadagouda

    Rajender S. Varma

    Thomas F. Speth

    Abolfazl Zakersalehi (Non-EPA)

    Hyeok Choi (Non-EPA)

    Jay Garland (Non-EPA)

    Changseok Han (Non-EPA)

    Dionysios D. Dionysiou (Non-EPA)

    Gayathri Ram Mohan (Non-EPA)

    Jacob Lalley (Non-EPA)

    Somashetty Shankara (Non-EPA)

    Duck J. Yang (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Sustainable Technology for Water Treatment
    (1) EPA's SHEDS-multimedia Model: Children's Cumulative Pyrethroid Exposure Estimates and Evaluation Against NHANES Biomarker Data

    Environmental International, 73:304-311 (2014)

    (2) Analysis of NHANES Measured Blood PCB's in the General Population and Application of SHEDS Model to Identify Key Exposure Factors

    Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 24:615-621 (2013)
     
    Jianping Xue

    Valerie Zartarian

    Rogelio Tornero-Velez

    Nicolle Tulve

    Shi Liu

    Andrew Geller

    Bradley Schultz
     
    NERL, Durham, NC Evaluated SHEDS Model for Cumulative Pyrethroids and Dietary PCB Exposures to Inform Regulatory and Community Decisions
    Landscape and Regional Context Differentially Affect Nest Parasitism and Nest Predation for Wood Thrush in Central Virginia, USA

    Ornithological Applications, 116(2):205-214 (2014)
     
    Matthew Etterson

    Tom Hollenhorst

    Russell Greenberg (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN Estimation of Competing Risk of Chemical Exposure and Other Stressors in Wildlife Populations
    Evaluation of a Fluidized Bed Asbestos Segregator Preparation Method for the Analysis of Low-Levels of Asbestos in Soil and Other Solid Media

    Analytical Methods: Royal Society of Chemistry/online and print, 7(5):1658-1668 (2013)
     
    Jed Januch

    David Berry

    Lynn Woodbury (Non-EPA)

    William Brattin (Non-EPA)
     
    Seattle, WA Developing an Analytical Preparation Method for Asbestos in Soils That is 100 Times More Sensitive Than Current Methods
    (1) Lake Shore and Littoral Habitat Structure: A Field Survey Method and its Precision

    Lake and Reservoir Management, 30(2):157-176 (2014)

    (2) Relevance of Lake Physical Habitat Assessment Indices to Fish and Riparian Birds

    Lake and Reservoir Management, 30(2):177-191 (2014)

    (3) Lakeshore and Littoral Physical Habitat Structure in a National Lakes Assessment

    Lake and Reservoir Management, 30(2):192-215 (2014)
     
    Philip R. Kaufmann

    Steven G. Paulsen

    David V. Peck

    John Van Sickle

    Robert M. Hughes (Non-EPA)

    Thomas R. Whittier (Non-EPA)

    Curt W. Seeliger (Non-EPA)

    Sandra A. Bryce (Non-EPA)

    Neil C. Kamman (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Corvallis, OR Ground-Breaking Development of a Physical-Habitat Assessment Approach for Lakes and Its Application in National Surveys
    Development of Rapid Canine Fecal Source Identification PCR-based Assays

    Environ. Sci. Technol. 48(19):11453-11461 (2014)
    ; DOI: 10.1021/es502637b
    Orin C. Shanks

    Karen White

    Catherine Kelty

    Hyatt Green (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Scientific and Technical Achievement in the Field of Water-Quality Testing
    Investigation of an Association Between Childhood Leukemia Incidences and Airports in Texas

    Atmospheric Pollution Research 5(2):189-195 (2014)
     
    Sala N. Senkayi

    Melanie Sattler (Non-EPA)

    Nancy Rowe (Non-EPA)

    Victoria C.P. Chen (Non-EPA)
     
    Region 6, Dallas, TX Demonstrating Relationships between Incidences of Childhood Leukemia and Pollutant Emissions from Airports Using GIS
    Place-Based Stressors Associated with Industry and Air

    Health & Place, 28 (2014):31-37 (2014)
     
    Carol Ann Gross-Davis

    Lauren O. Davis

    Michelle Kondo (Non-EPA)

    Katlyn May (Non-EPA)

    Tyiesha Johnson (Non-EPA)

    Alice Gabbadon (Non-EPA)

    Mable Mallard (Non-EPA)

    Claudia Sherrod (Non-EPA)

    Charles C. Branas (Non-EPA)
     
    Region 3, Philadelphia, PA South Philadelphia Air-Pollution Community-Engagement Project
    MetaPath: An Electronic Knowledge Base for Collating, Exchanging and Analyzing Case Studies of Xenobiotic Metabolism

    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 63:84-96 (2012)
     
    Richard C. Kolanczyk

    Patricia K. Schmieder

    William J. Jones

    Ovanes G. Mekenyan (Non-EPA)

    Gilman Veith (Non-EPA)

    Atanas Chapkanov (Non-EPA)

    Stanislav Temelkov (Non-EPA)

    Stefan Kotov (Non-EPA)

    Maria Velikova (Non-EPA)

    Verginia Kamenska (Non-EPA)

    Krasimir Vasilev (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Duluth, MN MetaPath: A Harmonized Database and Platform for the Evaluation of Xenobiotic Chemical Metabolism Studies
    A Synthesis of the Ecological Effects of Air Pollution from Nitrogen and Sulfur in the United States

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10(7):365-372 (2012)
     
    Tara Greaver

    Jeffrey D. Herrick

    Jason Lynch

    Robin Dennis

    Kris Novak

    Jean-Jacques Dubois

    Tim Sullivan (Non-EPA)

    Jill Baron (Non-EPA)

    Mary Barber (Non-EPA)

    Jack Cosby (Non-EPA)

    Marion Deerhake (Non-EPA)

    Christine Goodale (Non-EPA)

    Alan Herlily (Non-EPA)

    Greg Lawrence (Non-EPA)

    Lingli Liu (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC A Synthesis of the Ecological Effects of Air Pollution from Nitrogen and Sulfur in the United States
    Methylmercury-induced Inhibition of Paraoxonase-1 (PON1)-Implications for Cardiovascular Risk

    J. Toxicol. Environ. Health A. 77(17):1004-1023 (2014)
    ; DOI:10.1080/15287394.2014.919837
    Raghu G. Nath

    Babasaheb R. Sonawane

    Gary Ginsberg (Non-EPA)

    Paul Lewandowski (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Washington, DC Paraoxonase 1 as a Marker for the Cardiovascular Toxicity of Methylmercury
    Evaluating Potential Response-Modifying Factors for Associations between Ozone and Health Outcomes: A Weight-of-Evidence Approach

    Environmental Health Perspectives review article, 122(11):1166-1176 (2014)
     
    Lisa C. Vinikoor-Imler

    Jason D. Sacks

    Elizabeth O. Owens

    Mary Ross

    James S. Brown

    Jennifer L. Nichols (Non-EPA)
     
    NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC A Review to Evaluate Potential Response-Modifying Factors of Associations between Ozone and Health Outcomes
    (1) Development of Aquatic Toxicity Benchmarks for Oil Products Using Species Sensitivity Distributions

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 8(4):610-615 (2013)

    (2) Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Immunotoxicity

    Toxicologic Pathology, 40:315-320 (2012)
     
    Mace G. Barron

    Crystal R. Jackson

    Michael J. Hemmer
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Assessing Impacts of Oil and Oil Products on Marine and Estuarine Ecosystems
    Satellite Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll a in Support of Nutrient Management in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River (North Carolina) Estuaries

    Remote Sensing of Environment, 153:61-78 (2014)
     
    Darryl J. Keith
     
    NHEERL, Narragansett, RI Satellite Remote Sensing as a Tool for Compliance Monitoring of TMDLs and Nutrient Criteria
    Residential Demolition and its Impact on Vacant Lot Hydrology: Implications for the Management of Stormwater and Sewer System Overflows

    Landscape and Urban Planning, 128:48-56 (2014)
     
    William Shuster

    Stephen Dadio (Non-EPA)

    Patrick Drohan (Non-EPA)

    Russell Losco (Non-EPA)

    Jared Shaffer (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Research on Understanding the Nature of Urban Soils and Their Role in Stormwater and Sewer Management
    Hydrological Impacts of Mesquite Encroachment in the Upper San Pedro Watershed

    Journal of Arid Environment, 82(1):147-155 (2012)
     
    Yongping Yuan

    William Kepner

    Caroline Erickson

    Michael Jackson

    Wenming Nie (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Las Vegas, NV Assessment of Regional Woodland Encroachment on Sustainable Hydrology in the American West
    Urbanization Impacts on Flooding in the Kansas River Basin and Evaluation of Wetlands as a Mitigation Measure

    Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 55(3):849-859 (2012)
     
    Yongping Yuan

    Ricardo D. Lopez

    Kamal Qaiser (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Las Vegas, NV Effect of Wetland for Flood Mitigation to Reduce Adverse Impact of Climate Change and Urbanization
    (1) Effect of Acid and Alcohol Network Forces within Functionalized Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Bundles on Adsorption of Copper (II) Species

    Chemosphere, 90 (2013):395-402 (2013)

    (2) Effect of Chloride Ions and Water Chemistry on Copper (II) Adsorption on Functionalized and Pristine Carbon Nanotubes Compared to Activated Carbon F-400

    Water Air Soil Pollution, 225:1913-1917 (2014)

    (3) Optimizing the Physical-Chemical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) and Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNP) on Cu (II) Adsorption

    J. Hazardous Materials, 279:410-417 (2014)
     
    Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie

    Shirley Rosenzwig (Non-EPA)

    George Sorial (Non-EPA)

    Drew C. McAvoy (Non-EPA)

    Ashraf Aly Hassan (Non-EPA)

    James Mack (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Use of Carbon Nanotubes Adsorbents for Removing Metal Ions from Water That is Applicable for Point-of-Use Water Filters
    (1) Catchment-scale Hydrologic Implications of Parcel-level Stormwater Management (Ohio USA)
    Journal of Hydrology, 485 (2013) 177-187

    (2) Exchange of Capitals in Water Resources Management- an Approach to Sustainability? Invited paper.
    Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (2014)
    ; doi: 10.1007/s10098-014-0886-5
     
    William Shuster

    Ahjond Garmestani

    Lee Rhea
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH Integrating Green Infrastructure, Adaptive Management toward Water-Resource Sustainability in U.S. Cities
    Immediate and long-term consequences of vascular toxicity during zebrafish development

    Reproductive Toxicology, 48:51-61 (2014)
     
    Tamara Tal

    Peggy Harris

    Jeanene Olin

    Thomas Knudsen

    Michael Hemmer

    Nicole Kleinstreuer

    Charles Wood

    Stephanie Padilla

    Catherine McCollum (Non-EPA)

    Maria Bondesson (Non-EPA)

    Charu Hans (Non-EPA)

    Fatima Merchant (Non-EPA)

    Shishir Shah (Non-EPA)
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Development of a Novel Experimental System to Evaluate Predictive-Toxicity Signatures
    Developing scientific information to support decisions for sustainable coral reef ecosystem services

    Ecological Economics 115(2015)39–50
    Susan Yee

    Patricia Bradley

    William Fisher

    John Carriger

    Brian Dyson
     
    NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Developing Approaches to Support Decisions Resulting in Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Services
    (1) Travel Distance and Transformation of Injected Emulsified Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles in the Subsurface during Two and Half Years

    Water Research, 47:4095-4106 (2013)

    (2) A Two and Half-Year-Performance Evaluation of a Field Test on Treatment of Source Zone Tetrachloroethene and its Chlorinated Daughter Products Using Emulsified Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles

    Water Research, 46:5071-5084 (2012)
     
    Chunming Su

    Mark Watling (Non-EPA)

    Bob Puls (Non-EPA)

    Tom Krug (Non-EPA)

    Suzanne O'Hara (Non-EPA)

    Jacqueline Quinn (Non-EPA)

    Nancy Ruiz (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Ada, OK Pioneering Work on Transport and Transformation of Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron during Subsurface Chloroethene Remediation
    Controls on Gas Transfer Velocities in a Large River

    Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 117(G2): (2012)
     
    Jake J. Beaulieu

    William D. Shuster

    Jacob A. Rebholz (Non-EPA)
     
    NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH A Demonstration of Enhanced Methane-Gas Transfer from a Large River
    Air Emissions from Organic Soil Burning on the Coastal Plain of North Carolina

    Atmospheric Environment/online and traditional, 64(1):192-199 (2013)
     
    Christopher D. Geron

    Michael D. Hayes
     
    NRMRL, Durham, NC Discovery of High Air-Pollutant-Emission Hazard from Organic-Soil Wildfires on the U.S. Coastal Plain
    (1) Air Quality Modeling in Support of the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS)

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(9):8777-8793 (2014)

    (2) A Method for Estimating Urban Background Concentrations in Support of Hybrid Air Pollution Modeling for Environmental Health Studies

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(10):10518-10536 (2014)

    (3) Creating Locally-Resolved Mobile-Source Emissions Inputs for Air Quality Modeling in Support of an Exposure Study in Detroit, Michigan, USA

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(12):12739-12766 (2014)
     
    Vlad Isakov

    Michelle Snyder

    Janet Burke

    Richard Cook

    Valerie Garcia

    David Heist

    Steven Perry

    Alan Vette

    Kathie Dionisio

    Sarah Bereznicki

    Saravanan Arunachalam (Non-EPA)

    Adel Hanna (Non-EPA)

    Brian Naess (Non-EPA)

    Marc Serre (Non-EPA)

    Kevin Talgo (Non-EPA)

    Alejandro Valencia (Non-EPA)

    Mohammad Omary (Non-EPA)

    Yasuyuki Akita (Non-EPA)

    Neil Davis (Non-EPA)

    Stuart Batterman (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Research Triangle Park, NC Advancements in Modelling Exposures to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
    (1) A Regional Assessment of Marine Vessel PM2.5 Impacts in the U.S. Pacific Northwest Using a Receptor-Based Source Apportionment Method

    Atmospheric Environment, 68:103-111 (2013)

    (2) The Effects of Marine Vessel Fuel Sulfur Regulations on Ambient PM2.5 Along the West Coast of the U.S.

    Atmospheric Environment, 103:121-128 (2015)
     
    Robert A. Kotchenruther
     
    OEA, Seattle, WA An Innovative Use of Receptor Models to Quantify Regional-Scale Air-Quality Impacts From Environmental Regulations
    Air Pollution Retention within a Complex of Urban Street Canyons: A Two- City Comparison

    Atmospheric Environment, 49:24-32 (2012)
     
    Jennifer Richmond-Bryant

    Adam Reff
     
    NCEA, Research Triangle Park, NC Characterization of Air Pollutant Retention in Urban Street Canyons to Improve the Accuracy of Exposure Assessments
    Photoreactivity of Unfunctionalized Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Involving Hydroxyl Radical: Chiral Dependency and Surface Coating Effect

    Environmental Science & Technology, 48(8):3875-3882 (2014)
     
    Richard G. Zepp

    Wen-Che Hou (Non-EPA)

    Chad T. Jafvert (Non-EPA)

    Somayeh Beigzadehmilani (Non-EPA)
     
    NERL, Athens, GA Innovative Research on Relationships between Properties and Environmental Transformations of Nanomaterials
Key to Acronyms used in the above Tables
NCCT National Center for Computational Toxicology
NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment
NCEE National Center for Environmental Economics
NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory
NHSRC National Homeland Security Research Center
NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OAQPS Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
OAR Office of Air and Radiation
OEA Office of Environmental Assessment
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs

EPA announces the winners of the 2016 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards, an agency-wide program that recognizes the outstanding scientific work of EPA employees who publish their technical work in peer-reviewed literature.

  • 2016 Level II Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level II awards are for those who have accomplished a notably excellent research or technological effort that has qualities and values similar to, but to a lesser degree, than those described under Level I. Awarded research has timely consequences and contributes as an important scientific/technological achievement within its discipline or field of study.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution
    Diesel Exhaust Modulates Ozone-induced Lung Function Decrements in Healthy Human Volunteers
    Particle & Fibre Toxicology, September 2014,11:37
    Michael Madden
    Tina Stevens
    Martin Case
    Michael Schmitt
    Maryanne Bassett
    Tracey Montilla
    John Bertsen
    Robert Develin
    NHEERL

    (1) Abiotic Hydrolysis of Fluorotelomer Polymers as a Source of Perfluorocarboxylates at the Global Scale
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49 (24), pp 14129–14135

    (2) Identification of Unsaturated and 2H Polyfluorocarboxylate Homologous Series, and their Detection in Environmental Samples and as Polymer Degradation Products
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49 (22), pp 13256–13263

    Eric Weber
    John Washington
    Thomas Jenkins
    NERL

    (1) Part 1: Laboratory Culture of Centroptilum triangulifer (Ephemeroptera:Baetidae) using a Defined Diet of Three Diatoms
    Chemosphere, November 2015, 139:589-96

    (2) Part 2: Sensitivity Comparisons of the Mayfly Centroptilum triangulifer to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna using Standard Reference Toxicants: NaCl, KCl and CuSO4
    Chemosphere, November 2015, 139:597-603

    (3) Elevated Major Ion Concentrations Inhibit Larval Mayfly Growth and Development
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 2015, 34(1):167–172

    Paul Weaver
    Katherine Struewing
    Christopher Nietch
    James Lazorchak
    Brent Johnson
    David Funk
    Susanna DeCelles
    NERL

    (1) Effects-Based Chemical Category Approach for Prioritization of Low Affinity Estrogenic Chemicals
    SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 2014, 25(4):289-323

    (2) A Rule-Based Expert System for Chemical Prioritization Using Effects-Based Chemical Categories
    SAR and QSAR Environmental Research, 2014, 25(4):253-87

    Mark Tapper
    Barbara Sheedy
    Patricia Schmieder
    Richard Kolanczyk
    Michael Hornung
    Tala Henry
    Phillip Hartig
    Jeffrey Denny
    Hristo Aladjov
    NHEERL

    (1) Independent Data Validation of an In Vitro Method for the Prediction of the Relative Bioavailability of Arsenic in Contaminated Soils
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(10):6312–6318

    (2) Mouse Assay for Determination of Arsenic Bioavailability in Contaminated Soils
    Journal of Toxicology & Environmental Health, 2013, A. 76(13):815-26

    David Thomas
    William Thayer
    Euan Smith
    Kirk Scheckel
    Dan Obenour
    Clay Nelson
    Bradley Miller
    Julie Klotzbach
    Albert Juhasz
    Michael Hughes
    Gary Diamond
    Stan Casteel
    Karen Bradham
    NRMRL

    (1) Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Data from the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry 1.0
    U.S. EPA Report EPA/601/R-14/003

    (2) Review of Well Operator Files for Hydraulically Fractured Oil and Gas Production Wells: Well Design and Construction
    U.S. EPA Report EPA/601/R-14/001

    Nathan Wiser
    Mary Ellen Tuccillo
    Jose Torres
    Chuck Tinsley
    Alison Singer
    Susan Sharkey
    Gregory Oberley
    Claudia Meza-Cuadra
    David Marker
    Jonathan Koplos
    Andrea Joffe
    Charles Hillenbrand
    Jill Dean
    Guy Cole
    Susan Burden
    Glen Boyd
    OSP
    Life Cycle Assessment of Domestic and Agricultural Rainwater Harvesting Systems
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48(7):4069–4077
    John Johnston
    Wesley Ingwersen
    Troy Hawkins
    Santosh Ghimire
    NERL
    Do Environmental Regulations Disproportionately Affect Small Business? Evidence from the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, November 2013, 66,(3):523–538
    Ronald Shadbegian
    Carl Pasurka
    Randy Becker
    NCEE
  • 2016 Level III Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Level III awards are for those who have accomplished an unusually notable research or technological effort. The awards are for a substantial revision or modification of a scientific/technological principle or procedure, or an important improvement to the value of a device, activity, program, or service to the public. Awarded research relates to a mission or organizational component of the EPA, or significantly affects a relevant area of science/technology.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution
    Novel Use of Time Domain Reflectometry in InfiltrationBased Low Impact Development Practices
    Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, August 2013, 139(8):625-634
    Emilie Stander
    Amy Rowe
    Thomas O'Connor
    Michael Borst
    NRMRL

    (1) Widespread Molecular Detection of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in Cold Water Taps across the United States
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48(6):3145–3152

    (2) Increased Frequency of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Detection at Potable Water Taps within the United States
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(10):6127–6133

    Stephen Vesper
    Stacy Pfaffer
    Jatin Mistry
    Mitch Kostich
    Dawn King
    Katharine O'Connell
    Maura Donohue
    Joyce Donohue
    Terry Covert
    Jules Bryan
    NERL
    Hidden Markov Models for Estimating Animal Mortality from Anthropogenic Hazards
    Ecological Applications, 2013, 23(8):1915–1925
    Matthew Etterson NHEERL

    (1) A Validation Study of a Rapid Field-Based Rating System for Discriminating Among Flow Permanence Classes of Headwater Streams in South Carolina
    Environmental Management, November 2013, 52(5):1286-98

    (2) Comparing the Extent and Permanence of Headwater Streams from Two Field Surveys to Values from Hydrographic Databases and Maps
    Journal of the American Water Resources Association, August 2013, 49(4):867–882

    (3) Validation of Rapid Assessment Methods to Determine Streamflow Duration Classes in the Pacific Northwest, USA
    Environmental Management, July 2015,56(1):34–53

    Parker Wigington
    William Wenerick
    Molly Reif
    Tracie-Lynn Nadeau
    Scott Leibowitz
    Mitch Kostich
    Elisabeth Hagenbuch
    Ken Fritz
    Joseph Ebersole
    Ellen D'Amico
    Robert Coulombe
    Randy Comeleo
    Karen Blocksom
    NERL

    (1) Air Pollution Exposure Model for Individuals (EMI) in Health Studies: Evaluation for Ambient PM2.5 in Central North Carolina
    Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49(24):14184–14194

    (2) GPS-based Microenvironment Tracker (MicroTrac) Model to Estimate Time-Location of Individuals for Air Pollution Exposure Assessments: Model Evaluation in Central North Carolina
    Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, July 2014, 24(4):412–420

    (3) Modeling Spatial and Temporal Variability of Residential Air Exchange Rates for the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS)
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, November 2014, 11(11):11481-504

    Ronald Williams
    Alan Vette
    Cecilia Tan
    Bradley Schultz
    Alexandra Schneider
    Jennifer Richmond-Bryant
    Qing Yu Meng
    Thomas Long
    John Langstaff
    Kristin Isaacs
    Christopher Godwin
    Andrew Geller
    Robert Devlin
    James Crooks
    Carry Croghan
    Ye Cao
    Janet Burke
    Timothy Buckley
    Miyuki Breen
    Michael Breen
    Stuart Batterman
    NERL

    (1) Concentrations of Prioritized Pharmaceuticals in Effluents from 50 Large Wastewater Treatment Plants in the US and Implications for Risk Estimation
    Environmental Pollution, January 2014, 184:354-9

    (2) Evaluating the Extent of Pharmaceuticals in Surface Waters of the United States using a National-Scale Rivers and Streams Assessment Survey
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, April 2016, 35(4):874-81

    Anthony Olsen
    James Lazorchak
    Mitchell Kostich
    Thomas Kincaid
    Angela Batt
    NERL
    Developing a Social Cost of Carbon for US Regulatory Analysis: A Methodology and Interpretation
    Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2013, 7 (1):23-46
    Ann Wolverton
    Elizabeth Kopits
    Michael Greenstone
    NCEE

    (1) What’s Causing Toxicity in Sediments? Results of 20 Years of Toxicity Identification and Evaluations (TIES)
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 2013, 32(11):2424–2432

    (2) Effects-Directed Analysis (EDA) and Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE): Complementary but Different Approaches for Diagnosing Causes of Environmental Toxicity
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, September 2013, 32(9):1935-45

    Marja Lamoree
    Kay Ho
    Robert Burgess
    Werner Brack
    NHEERL

    (1) Release of Silver from Nanotechnology-Based Consumer Products
    Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47(15):8894–8901

    (2) Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Selected Consumer Products and its Relevance for Predicting Children’s Potential Exposures
    International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, May 2015, 218(3):345–357

    Robert Willis
    Marina Vance (Quatros)
    Nicolle Tulve
    Treye Thomas
    Aleksandr Stefaniak
    Diane Schwegler-Berry
    Kim Rogers
    Raymond Pierson
    Samuel Mwilu
    Linsey Marr
    Ryan Lebouf
    NERL

    (1) Comprehensive Assessment of a Chlorinated Drinking Water Concentrate in a Rat Multigenerational Reproductive Toxicity Study
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47(18):10653–10659

    (2) Reproductive Toxicity of a Mixture of Regulated Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products in a Multigenerational Rat Bioassay
    Environmental Health Perspectives, June 2015, 123(6):564–570

    Inthirany Thillainadarajah
    Linda Teuschler
    Juan Suarez
    Lillian Strader
    Thomas Speth
    Jane Ellen Simmons
    Susan Richardson
    Glenn Rice
    Jonathan Pressman
    Michael Narotsky
    Ashley Murr
    Virginia Moser
    Richard Miltner
    Anthony McDonald
    Robert Luebke
    Gary Klinefelter
    E. Sidney Hunter
    Jerome Goldman
    Michael George
    Anthony DeAngelo
    Deborah Best
    NHEERL

    (1) Manganese, Iron, and Sulfur Cycling in Louisiana Continental Shelf Sediments
    Continental Shelf Research, May 2015, 99:46–56

    (2) Changes in Northern Gulf of Mexico Sediment Bacterial and Archaeal Communities Exposed to Hypoxia
    Geobiology, September 2015, 13(5):478–493 (3) Microphytobenthos Production Potential and Contribution to Bottom Layer Oxygen Dynamics on the Inner Louisiana Continental Shelf
    Bulletin of Marine Science, July 2014, 90(3):765-780

    Diane Yates
    Tatiana Vishnivetskaya
    Anthony Palumbo
    Michael Murrell
    Jennifer Mosher
    John Lehrter
    Brandon Jarvis
    Brian Fry
    Richard Devereux
    Steven Brown
    David Beddick
    NHEERL
    Fifteen-year Assessment of a Permeable Reactive Barrier for Treatment of Chromate and Trichloroethylene in Groundwater
    Science of the Total Environment, January 2014, 468–469(15):186–194
    Leilani Woods
    Richard Wilkin
    Randall Ross
    Robert Puls
    Tony Lee
    Steven Acree
    NRMRL
    Guidance for Product Category Rule Development
    Book published by the Product Category Rule Guidance Development Initiative. ISBN: 978-0-9897737-0-6
    Vairavan Subramanian
    Angie Leith
    Wesley Ingwersen
    NRMRL
  • 2016 Honorable Mention Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA)

    Honorable Mention awards acknowledge research efforts that are noteworthy but do not warrant a Level I, II or III award. Honorable Mention applies to research that: (1) may not quite reach the level described for a Level III award; (2) show a promising area of research that the Subcommittee wants to encourage; or (3) show an area of research that the Subcommittees feels is too preliminary to warrant an award recommendation at this time.

    Publication Title & Full Citation Eligible/Ineligible Authors Lab/Office/Institution
    Innovative Research Program on the Renewal of Aging Water Infrastructure Systems
    Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 2015, 64(2):117-129
    Raymond Sterling
    Ariamalar Selvakumar
    John Matthews
    Wendy Condit
    NRMRL

    (1) Associations Between Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution, Small for Gestational Age, and Term Low Birthweight in a State-wide Birth Cohort
    Environmental Research, July 2014, 132:132-139

    (2) Influence of Urbanicity and County Characteristics on the Association between Ozone and Asthma Emergency Department Visits in North Carolina
    Environmental Health Perspectives, 2014, 122(5):506-512

    (3) Associations of Ozone and PM2.5 Concentrations with Parkinson's Disease Among Participants in the Agricultural Health Study
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, May 2015, 57(5):509-17

    Mary Ward
    Anna Waller
    Lisa Vinikoor-Imler
    Caroline Tanner
    Dale Sandler
    Jason Sacks
    David Richardson
    Ana Rappold
    Molini Patel
    Robert Meyer
    Lynne Messer
    Thomas Luben
    Ellen Kirrane
    Freya Kamel
    Jane Hoppin
    Allen Davis
    Honglei Chen
    Christal Bowman
    Aaron Blair
    NCEA
    A National Approach for Mapping and Quantifying Habitat-based Biodiversity Metrics across Multiple Spatial Scales
    Ecological Indicators/Special Issue Publication, October 2013, 33:139–147
    Elizabeth Samson
    Anne Neale
    Allison Leimer
    Darin Kopp
    William Kepper
    Rachel Guy
    Kevin Gergely
    Forrest East
    David Bradford
    Kenneth Boykin
    NERL

    (1) Predicting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Cover and Occurrence in a Lake Superior Estuary
    Journal of Great Lakes Research, December 2013, 39(4):536–546

    (2) Sediment Nitrification and Denitrification in a Lake Superior Estuary
    Journal of Great Lakes Research, June 2014, 40(2):392–403

    (3) Water Quality in the St. Louis River Area of Concern, Lake Superior: Historical and Current Conditions and Delisting Implications
    Journal of Great Lakes Research, February 2016,42(1):28–38

    Matthew Starry
    Lindey Siefert-Monson
    Carol Reschke
    Mark Pearson
    LaRae Lehto
    Terri Jicha
    Joel Hoffman
    Brian Hill
    Colleen Elonen
    David Bolgrien
    Brent Bellinger
    Ted Angradi
    Leroy Anderson
    NHEERL
    Below the Disappearing Marshes of an Urban Estuary: Historic Nitrogen Trends and Soil Structure
    Ecological Applications, June 2014, 24(4):633–649
    Cathleen Wigand
    Elizabeth Watson
    Mark Stolt
    Charles Roman
    Patricia Rafferty
    Bradley S. Moran
    James Lynch
    Roxanne Johnson
    Alana Hanson
    Earl Davey
    Donald Calhoon
    NHEERL
    Metabolite Profiling of Fish Skin Mucus: A Novel Approach for Minimally-Invasive Environmental Monitoring and Surveillance
    Environmental Science and Technology, March 2015, 49(5):3091-100
    Dan Villeneuve
    David Skelton
    Anthony Schroeder
    Kathleen Jensen
    Drew Ekman
    John Davis
    Timothy Collette
    Jenna Cavallin
    Gerald Ankley
    NERL

    (1) Concordance of "Transcriptional and Apical Benchmark Dose Levels for Conazole-Induced Liver Effects in Mice
    Toxicological Sciences, November 2013, 136(1):205-15

    (2) Dose-response modeling of early molecular and cellular key events in the CAR-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis pathway
    Toxicological Sciences, April 2014, 138(2):425-45

    (3) Developing toxicogenomics as a research tool by applying benchmark dose-response modelling to inform chemical mode of action and tumorigenic potency
    International Journal of Biotechnology, 2015, 14(1):28-46

    Radhakrisha Sura
    Stephen Nesnow
    Susan Hester
    Bhaskar Golladpudi
    David Geter
    David Eastmond
    Virunya Bhat
    NHEERL

    (1) In Vitro, Ex Vivo, and In Vivo Determination of Thyroid Hormone Modulating Activity of Benzothiazoles
    Toxicological Sciences, August 2015, 146(2):254-64

    (2) Inhibition of the Thyroid Hormone Pathway in Xenopus laevis by 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole
    Aquatic Toxicology, January 2013, 15(126):128-36

    Joseph Tietge
    Erica Nevalainen
    Michael Hornung
    Chitralekha Macherla
    Annelie Livingston-Anderson
    Patricia Kosian
    Joseph Korte
    Jonathan Haselman
    Sigmund Degitz
    Katie Challis
    Brian Butterworth
    Emily Burgess
    Pamela Blackshear
    NHEERL
    The Matthew Effect and Widely Prescribed Pharmaceuticals Lacking Environmental Monitoring: Case Study of an Exposure-assessment Vulnerability
    Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 466-467:315-25
    Christian Daughton NERL

    (1) Estimating Lifetime Risk from Spot Biomarker Data and Intra-class Correlation Coefficients (ICC)
    Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2013, 76(12):747-66

    (2) Estimating Common Parameters of Log-normally Distributed Environmental and Biomonitoring Data
    Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2014, 17(6):341-68

    Mark Strynar
    Matthew Stiegel
    Jon Sobus
    Joachim Pleil
    Karen Oliver
    Cassandra Olenick
    Michael Madden
    Di Hu
    William Funk
    Mary Clark
    NERL
    Observed and Modeled Effects of pH on Bioconcentration of Diphenhydramine, a Weakly Basic Pharmaceutical, in Fathead Minnows
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, June 2015, 34(6):1425-35
    John Nichols
    Alex Hoffman
    Russell Erickson

    Bowen Du
    Kristin Connors
    Kevin Chambliss
    Bryan Brooks
    Jaosn Berninger
    NHEERL
    Modulation of Aromatase Activity as a Mode of Action for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in a Marine Fish
    Aquatic Toxicology, February 2014, 147:140-50
    Gerald Zaroogian
    Lesley Mills
    Susan Laws
    Ruth Guthjahr-Gobell
    Doranne Borsay Horowitz
    NHEERL
    A Systematic Proteomic Approach to Characterize the Impacts of Chemical Interactions on Protein and Cytotoxicity Responses to Metal Mixture Exposures
    American Chemical Society, Journal of Proteome Research, 2015, 14(1):183–192
    Mingyu Xi
    Jonne Woodard
    Witold Winnik
    Kathleen Wallace
    Kevin Teichman
    Adam Swank
    Maria Spassova
    Anindya Roy
    Jeffrey Ross
    William Lefew
    Sharon Leavitt
    Najwa Haykal-Coates
    Yue Ge
    Aimen Farraj
    Chao Chen
    Maribel Bruno
    Debora Andrews
    NHEERL

    (1) Silicon Impurity Release and Surface Transformation of TiO2 Anatase and Rutile Nanoparticles in Water Environments
    Environmental Pollution, January 2014, 184:570-8

    (2) Release of Phosphorous Impurity from TiO2 Anatase and Rutile Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments and Its Implications
    Water Research, October 2013, 47(16):6149–6156

    (3) Effects of Dominant Material Properties on the Stability and Transport of TiO2 Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes in Aquatic Environment: From Synthesis to Fate
    Environmental Science Press Impacts, January 2013, 15(1):169-89

    Chunming Su
    Xuyang Liu
    Arturo Keller
    Justin Erwin
    Gexin Chen
    Nadia Adam
    NRMRL
    Historical Gaseous and Primary Aerosol Emissions in the United States from 1990 to 2010
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13:7531-7549
    Jia Xing
    Chao Wei
    George Pouliot
    Jonathan Pleim
    Rohit Mathur
    Christian Hogrefe
    C. Meei Gan
    NERL

    (1) Ozone induces glucose intolerance and systemic metabolic effects in young and aged Brown Norway rats
    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, December 2013, 273(3):551–560

    (2) Episodic ozone exposure in adult and senescent Brown Norway rats: acute and delayed effect on heart rate, core temperature and motor activity Inhalation Toxicology, June 2014, 26(7):380-90

    Mette Schladweiler
    Pamela Phillips
    Desinia Miller
    Robert McPhail
    Allen Ledbetter
    Urmila Kodavanti
    Andrew Johnstone
    Kimberly Jarema
    Christopher Gordon
    Donald Doerfler
    Wayne Cascio
    Virginia Bass
    Cenk Aydin
    Debora Andrews
    NHEERL

    (1) Executive Summary: Variation in Susceptibility to Ozone Induced Health Effects in Rodent Models of Cardiometabolic Disease
    Inhalation Toxicology, March 2015, 27(1):105-115

    (2) Whole Body Plethysmography Reveals Differential Ventilatory Responses to Ozone in Rat Models of Cardiovascular Disease
    Inhalation Toxicology, 2015, 27(1):14-25

    (3) Pulmonary Transcriptional Response to Ozone in Healthy and Cardiovascular Compromised Rat Models
    Inhalation Toxicology, 2015, 27(1):93-104

    Ward William
    Mette Schladweiler
    Allen Ledbetter
    Urmila Kodavanti
    Janice Dye
    Daniel Costa
    NHEERL

    (1) The Influence of Declining Air Lead Levels on Blood Lead-Air Lead Slope Factors in Children
    Environmental Health Perspectives, July 2014, 122(7):754-60

    (2) A Multi-level Model of Blood Lead as a Function of Air Lead
    Science of the Total Environment, September 2013, 461-462:207-13

    (3) Effect Measure Modification of Blood Lead-Air Lead Slope Factors
    Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2015, 25(4):411-6

    Lisa Vinikoor-Imler
    Lauren Tuttle
    David Svendsgaard
    Mary Ross
    Jennifer Richmond-Bryant
    Joann Rice
    Qingyu Meng
    Shou-En Lu
    Dennis Kotchmar
    Ellen Kirrane
    Heidi Hubbard
    Erin Hines
    Allen Davis
    Jonathan Cohen
    James Brown
    NCEA
    (1) Optimization of Adenovirus 40 and 41 Recovery from Tap Water Using Small Disk Filters
    Journal of Virological Methods, November 2013, 193(2):284-90
    Brian McMinn
    Asja Korajkic
    NERL
    Submersible Fluorometers Exposed to Chemically Dispersed Crude Oil: Wave Tank Simulations for Improved Oil Spill Monitoring
    Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48(3):1803-10
    Michelle Wood
    Ian Walsh
    Scott Ryan
    Brian Robinson
    Scott Pegau
    Scott Miles
    Marlon Lewis
    Kenneth Lee
    Jordanna Lacoste
    Corey Koch
    Thomas King
    Christropher Kelble
    James Farr
    Robyn Conmy
    Paula Coble
    Mary Abercrombie
    NRMRL

    (1) Classifying Lakes to Improve Precision of Nutrient-Chlorophyll Relationships
    Freshwater Science, 2014, 33(4):1184-1194

    (2) Classifying Lakes to Quantify Relationships between Epilimnetic Chlorophyll a and Hypoxia
    Environmental Management, March 2015, 55(3):578–587

    (3) Deriving Nutrient Targets to Prevent Excessive Cyanobacterial Densities in U.S. Lakes and Reservoirs
    Freshwater Biology, September 2015, 60, (9):1901–1916

    Lester Yuan
    Amina Pollard
    OW
    Transport and Retention of Colloids in Porous Media: Does Shape Really Matter?
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47(15):8391–8398
    Chunming Su
    Megan Seymour
    Yusong Li
    Gexin Chen
    NRMRL

    (1) Continuous Monitoring Reveals Multiple Controls on Ecosystem Metabolism in a Suburban Stream
    Freshwater Biology, 2013, 58(5):918-937

    (2) Estimating Autotrophic Respiration in Streams Using Daily Metabolism Data
    Freshwater Science, 2013, 32(2):507-516

    William Shuster
    Robert Hall, Jr.
    Jake Beaulieu
    David Balz
    Clay Arango
    NRMRL

    (1) Concentrations of Environmental Phenols and Parabens in Milk, Urine and Serum of Lactating North Carolina Women
    Reproductive Toxicology, July 2015, 54:120-8

    (2) Improving the Risk Assessment of Lipophilic Persistent Environmental Chemicals in Breast Milk
    Critical Reviews in Toxicology, August 2014, 44(7):600-17

    (3) Environmental Chemicals and Mammary Gland Development
    Book chapter published in Encyclopedia of Toxicology, published by Elsevier, Inc

    Sherry Ye
    Raymond Yang
    Clem Welsh
    Ondine Von Ehrenstein
    Mare Verner
    Rogelio Tornero-Velez
    Cecilia Tan
    Jeffrey Swartout
    Jane Simmons
    Sharon Savig
    Walter Rogan
    Jennifer Rayner
    Christine Powers
    Michael Poulson
    Linda Phillips
    Pauline Mendola
    Eva McLanahan
    Satori Marchitti
    Bryan Luukinen
    Matthew Longnecker
    Geniece Lehmann
    Judy Lakind
    Erin Hines
    Cara Hennig
    Sami Haddad
    Bettina Francis
    Warren Foster
    Paul Foster
    Suzanne Fenton
    Doug Farrer
    Hisham El-Masri
    Matthew Davis
    John Campbell
    Antonia Calafat
    John Barnett
    Sue Assimon
    NCEA
    Modeling NAPL dissolution from pendular rings in idealized porous media
    Water Resources Research, 2015, 51(10):8182-8197
    Junqi Huang
    Mark Goltz
    Avery Demond
    John Christ
    NRMRL

    (1) Estimating Surface Area of Sponges and Gorgonians as Indicators of Habitat Availability on Caribbean Coral Reefs
    Hydrobiologia, May 2013, 707(1):1-16

    (2) Contrasting Responses of Coral Reef Fauna and Foraminiferal Assemblages to Human Influence in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
    Marine Environmental Research, August 2014, 99:95-105

    (3) Regional Status Assessment of Stony Corals in the US Virgin Islands
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, November 2014, 186(11):7165-81

    Deborah Santavy
    William Fisher
    Leah Oliver
    Lee Courtney
    Robert Quarles
    Jed Campbell
    John Dittmar
    Leska Fore
    Pamela Hallock-Muller
    Peggy Harris
    Charles LoBue
    Becky Hemmer
    Aaron Hutchings
    Stephen Jordan
    Mel Parsons
    Daniel Rodriguez
    Sherry Wilkinson (Vickery)
    NHEERL

    (1) Assessment of Status of White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni) Populations Exposed to Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, July 2013, 32(7):1592-603

    (2) Linking Mechanistic Toxicology to Population Models in Forecasting Recovery from Chemical Stress: A Case Study from Jackfish Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, July 2015, 34(7):1623-33

    Xiangsheng Xia
    Joseph Tietge
    Kelly Munkittrick
    David Miller
    Mark McMaster
    David Griesmer
    Gerald Ankley
    NHEERL
    Incorporating "Catastrophic" Climate Change into Policy Analysis
    Climate Policy, 2014, 14(5):637-664
    Alex Marten
    Elizabeth Kopits
    Ann Wolverton
    NCEE

    (1) A Rapid Assessment Model for Understanding the Social Cost of Carbon
    Climate Change Economics, 2013, 4(1):1-40

    (2) Further Comment on “A Rapid Assessment Model for Understanding the Social Cost of Carbon.”
    Climate Change Economics

    Ann Wolverton
    Stephen Newbold
    Chris Moore
    Elizabeth Kopits
    Charles Griffiths
    NCEE
    Temporal Resolution and DICE
    Nature Climate Change, 2013, 3, 526–527
    Stephen Newbold
    Alex Marten
    NCEE
    Water Quality Indices and Benefit-Cost Analysis
    Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 2013, 4(1):81–105
    William Wheeler
    Patrick Walsh
    NCEE

    (1) Cold Temperature and Biodiesel Fuel Effects on Speciated Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Diesel Trucks
    Environmental Science & Technology, December 2014, 48(24):14782-14789

    (2) Effects of Cold Temperature and Ethanol Content on VOC Emissions from Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(21:13067–13074

    Richard Snow
    William Preston
    Thomas Long
    Jason Herrington
    Michael Hays
    Ingrid George
    Barbara George
    James Faircloth
    Richard Baldauf
    NRMRL
Key to Acronyms used in the above Tables
NCEA ORD National Center for Environmental Assessment
NCEE National Center for Environmental Economics
NERL ORD National Exposure Research Laboratory
NHEERL ORD National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
NRMRL ORD National Risk Management Research Laboratory
OSP ORD Office of Science Policy
ORD Office of Research and Development
OW Office of Water