Dr. Bradbury joined ISU in July of this year. At ISU he is contributing to teaching, research and extension in University-wide toxicology, agriculture, environmental, and natural resource science and policy programs.
Steve retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this past spring after 30 years of public service. For the last 4 years he directed the Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). Prior to joining OPP in 2002, Steve had over 15 years of experience in EPA’s Office of Research and Development leading research to advance human health and ecological risk assessments in support of water quality, pesticide and industrial chemical programs.
As a senior executive in OPP, Steve led the evaluation of new and existing pesticides, including biotechnology products, and the integration of Federal pesticide registrations within national, state and stakeholder-initiated programs addressing emerging, high impact pests; pesticide resistance; and water quality, endangered species and pollinator protection.
Steve has a BS in Molecular Biology (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and a MS in Entomology (Insecticide Toxicology) and a PhD in Toxicology and Entomology (Iowa State.
University). He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has an extensive record of invited presentations at international and national scientific conferences.
In 2014, Dr. Bradbury received the Henry A. Wallace Award for Outstanding Leadership to National and International Agriculture from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University.