Timothy Buckley, Ph.D.  

Timothy Buckley has nearly 30 years of research and management experience in exposure science that has spanned government and academia. Since 2012 he has served as the Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division within the National Exposure Research Laboratory. Prior to 2012 he was in academia for 16 years including 7 years as the Chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the Ohio State University School of Public Health and another 9 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in their Department of Environmental Health Sciences. 

Throughout his research career, Dr. Buckley has focused on methods, measurements, and models for assessing human exposure to contaminants in the community and work environments as a basis for assessing public-health threats and developing strategies for prevention. Dr. Buckley’s current research interests include development and application of computational exposure methods, evaluating behavioral determinants of exposure, and methodologies to account for the beneficial impacts of the natural environment on human well-being in addition to the adverse health impacts of environmental agents. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed research articles on these and other topics over his research career.  

Dr. Buckley has been active in service to the profession, having served:
  • As a co-chair of the 2014 ISES Annual Meeting in Cincinnati 
  • On the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), chair of the Biological Monitoring Committee
  • On the US EPA’s Science Advisory Board’s (SAB), Exposure and Human Health, Executive Committees, as well as an ad hoc member of their Board of Scientific Counselors
  • As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Initial Review Group
  • A member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Human Environmental Exposure Science in the 21st Century.
  • As an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives
Dr. Buckley received a Ph.D. in environmental science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and has a master’s of health science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.