Daniel Vallero

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Vallero conducts research focused on transport and transformation of organic compounds in environmental media, especially soil and the troposphere. He also leads the Pratt School's "Ethics across the Curriculum," which addresses ethics from introduction of academic integrity to first-year undergraduate students and throughout the students' academic and research experiences at Duke. He co-facilitates the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for all Duke Ph.D. students actually or potentially engaged in research, and conducts research and develops teaching approaches related to macroethics of emerging technologies.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 121 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 5200
  • Email Address: daniel.vallero@duke.edu


  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2000

Representative Publications

  • Vallero, Daniel, and Sastry Isukapalli. “Simulating real-world exposures during emergency events: studying effects of indoor and outdoor releases in the Urban Dispersion Program in upper Manhattan, NY.” Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 24, no. 3 (May 2014): 279–89. https://doi.org/10.1038/jes.2013.38.
  • Mitchell, Jade, Jon A. Arnot, Olivier Jolliet, Panos G. Georgopoulos, Sastry Isukapalli, Surajit Dasgupta, Muhilan Pandian, et al. “Comparison of modeling approaches to prioritize chemicals based on estimates of exposure and exposure potential.” The Science of the Total Environment 458–460 (August 2013): 555–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.04.051.
  • Wambaugh, John F., R Woodrow Setzer, David M. Reif, Sumit Gangwal, Jade Mitchell-Blackwood, Jon A. Arnot, Olivier Joliet, et al. “High-throughput models for exposure-based chemical prioritization in the ExpoCast project.” Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 15 (August 2013): 8479–88. https://doi.org/10.1021/es400482g.
  • Isaacs, Kristin, Thomas McCurdy, Graham Glen, Melissa Nysewander, April Errickson, Susan Forbes, Stephen Graham, et al. “Statistical properties of longitudinal time-activity data for use in human exposure modeling.” Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 23, no. 3 (May 2013): 328–36. https://doi.org/10.1038/jes.2012.94.
  • Vallero, D. A., and T. M. Letcher. Unraveling Environmental Disasters. Elsevier Academic Press, 2012.