John R. “Jack” Fowle III

Deputy Director, Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Fowle is the deputy director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Health Effects Division in the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) in Washington, D.C., and a past treasurer for the Society for Risk Assessment. He is responsible for directing the health risk assessment activities supporting the re-registration of existing pesticides and helping to manage the integration of new toxicological approaches into OPP’s human health risk assessments, which includes coordination of the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) activities across EPA. Before coming to OPP, he was director of EPA’s Neurotoxicology Division at the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab (NHEERL) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. There he implemented programs to develop alternatives to animal approaches. He also served as assistant laboratory director in NHEERL managing the research program on commercial chemicals across the both health and ecological effects research divisions. A large part of his work was to develop approaches to support the screening and prioritization of chemicals and the enhanced interpretation of data using QSAR and alternative animal tests. He has served as deputy director of EPA’s Science Advisory Board and as the science advisor to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He received both his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in genetics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.