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EPA Office of Research and Development (Durham, North Carolina)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development

Durham, North Carolina


Mission Statement

EPA is forging a path forward to develop sustainable solutions to the nation’s highest priority science needs. Our six integrated research programs provide the scientific foundation, methods, and tools the Agency needs to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

EPA researchers are working collaboratively, across many scientific disciplines and in close partnership with EPA partners and stakeholders to conduct research that is truly transdisciplinary. Agency scientists and engineers engage experts from related scientific fields, and from a diversity of other disciplines, including economics, law, policy, communications and information sciences to provide the solutions the Agency and the nation need to meet today’s complex environmental and human health challenges.

The overall research portfolio is organized into six highly coordinated, transdisciplinary research programs. Each program is aligned around the core principle of sustainability, and guided by a Strategic Research Action Plan developed by EPA with input from its many partners and external stakeholders.

The Strategic Research Action Plans are:

  • Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE)
  • Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR)
  • Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC)
  • Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS)
  • Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA)
  • Homeland Security (HS)

Student Name and Class Year: Diana Calamai, MS ’12

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If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, [email protected]

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