Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)

Srikanth (Sri) Nadadur, Ph.D., is the branch chief for the Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB). He joined the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training in 2007. As Program Director over the past 16 years, he provided scientific and programmatic oversight to research programs in air pollution, cardiopulmonary health, nanotechnology, environmental health, and safety. Nadadur also serves as Program Lead for developing countermeasures for pulmonary toxicants under the NIH-wide Chemical Countermeasures Research Program over the past 12 years. He also leads the inflammation resolution biology and the impact of environmental factors in exposure-induced morbidities programs.

Nadadur has more than 25 years of research experience that started with his PhD in molecular physiology from Sri Venkateswara University, India and Postdoctoral research in molecular biology, chemical carcinogenesis, and chemotherapeutics at at Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute, Buffalo, NY. Before joining NIEHS, he was a Principal Investigator at the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) and the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratories (NHEERL), Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At NCEA his research efforts focused on developing ambient air quality criteria documents for the health effects of ozone in support of and the national ambient air quality standards.

Nadadur has been an active member of diverse interagency workgroups – the Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) subcommittee, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), and the Toxic Exposures Research Workgroup to develop a strategic plan to implement the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act.

Nadadur also served as an Embassy Science Fellow at the US Embassy, New Delhi India in 2015, where he worked to establish bilateral cooperation in implementing a Joint Statement on air quality from President Obama and Prime Minister Modi. He is continuing lead efforts to promote bilateral research activities in air pollution health effects. Nadadur is currently serving as Co-Chair for the sub-committee on Air quality Community Health Research (ACRS), National Science and Technology Council to develop a research agenda to address health disparities associated with exposure to air pollution in Environmental Justice communities.