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EPA Women Researchers @ Work

Science forms the foundation of everything EPA does. It provides the information, tools, and innovations the Agency needs to meet its mission to protect human health and the environment.

Behind that work are EPA scientists and engineers who explore the complex interrelationships between people and our environment.

In honor of women, both past and present, who have changed all of our lives for the better through their work protecting human health and the environment, read interviews with EPA women scientists and engineers who are striving to make the planet a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable place to live. They share their research, how they discovered their passion for science or engineering, and give advice for anyone who is interested in pursuing their dreams.

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Click an image to meet our researchers and learn about the important work they do.

Reducing Exposures to Improve Health: Nicolle Tulve, Ph.D. Modeling for a Healthier Environment: Sandy Raimondo, Ph.D. Persistence and Leadership: Nisha S. Sipes, Ph.D. EPA Environmental Engineer Felicia Barnett
Supporting the Best Air, Climate, and Energy Research: Sherri Hunt, Ph.D. Keeping People and the Environment Safe: Ana Rivera-Lupiáñez Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites: Kira Lynch Making Sense of Chemical Exposures: Cecilia Tan, Ph.D.
The Impacts of Air Quality on Human Health: Ana Rappold, Ph.D. Advancing and Sharing EPA Science to Meet Local Needs: Marie O'Shea, Ph.D. Science to Understand Air Quality: Havala Pye, Ph.D. Protecting Children and Others from Harmful Substances: Luz V. Garcia, M.S., M.E.
Protecting Water Security: Terra Haxton, Ph.D. Helping Communities Make Sustainable and Healthy Decisions: Betsy Smith, Ph.D. Studying the Link between Ecology and Public Health: Laura Jackson, Ph.D. Using Innovative Research to Help Protect Human Health: Valerie Zartarian, Ph.D.
Reducing Pollution and Improving Air Quality: Deborah Luecken Identifying Sources of Excess Nitrogen: Jana Compton, Ph.D. Something in the Air?: Gayle Hagler, Ph.D. Making a Difference in Public Health: Maureen Gwinn, MS PhD DABT
Science to help protect children: Linda Sheldon, Ph.D. Planning for a Changing Climate: Jordan West, Ph.D. Protecting Drinking Water and Public Health: Cynthia Yund, Ph.D. Advancing Chemical Safety for Sustainability: Dr. Tina Bahadori
Science for Sustainability: Susan Yee, Ph.D. Advancing and Sharing EPA Science to Meet Local Needs: Marie O'Shea, Ph.D. Putting a Value on Natural Resources: Marisa Mazzotta, Ph.D. Helping to Analyze and Protect Drinking Water: Jody Shoemaker, Ph.D.

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