National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA
Mr. Quackenboss is a Research Environmental Scientist for the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He serves on the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the multi-agency National Children’s Study, and is working with the Program Office, Coordinating Center, and Study Centers on exposure assessment for the Study. He chaired a joint committee to conduct a workshop on the sampling design for the Study, and led the development of design options and background documents for consideration by the workshop panel and the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee.
At EPA, he contributed to the development of the National Human Exposure Assessment Survey (NHEXAS), was the principal EPA collaborator for a NHEXAS project, and coordinated the design of the Minnesota Children’s Pesticide Exposure Study. While at the University of Arizona’s Division of Respiratory Sciences, he was the Co-Principal Investigator for environmental health studies that included the measurement of exposures to indoor and outdoor air pollutants, and of potential respiratory health effects. Before that, he conducted a personal exposure monitoring study for NO2 (Harvard Six City study--Portage, WI) and a multi-pollutant indoor air quality monitoring study while at the University of Wisconsin Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute for Environmental Studies. He received an MS in Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His research interests include: (1) Human Exposure Assessment--measurement and modeling of human exposure and potential/absorbed dose, including determination of time-location and activity patterns, environmental media concentrations, personal exposure, and biomarker concentrations; (2) Study Design--development of efficient survey designs and protocols (including quality assurance/quality control) for data collection, processing, and analysis; and (3) Environmental Epidemiology–approaches to measure or estimate individual exposures in studies evaluating the relationship of exposure/dose to changes in health or the development of disease.