Toxicology and Agromedicine Extension

Toxicology Extension programs align with NC State Extension’s mission of empowering people and providing solutions through educational programs that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolina.

Our extension programs develop and deliver training and educational and outreach materials, conduct applied toxicology research, and provide technical assistance to Extension’s field faculty, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, industries, and individuals.

The three major areas of focus of Extension Toxicology faculty– Agromedicine, Environmental Toxicology, and Risk Analysis— address current trends and emerging issues in human health risk and environmental quality, including:

  • Rural occupational and environmental health and safety
  • Pesticide use, health effects, and regulation
  • Surface and groundwater quality
  • Fish consumption advisories
  • Contaminant effects on threatened and endangered species, such as native mussels, fishes, and amphibians
  • Ecological effects of exotic (introduced) species
  • Risk analysis (comprised of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication) of emerging contaminants
  • Interdisciplinary risk science, coupling natural science and engineering with social sciences and stakeholder input

Extension Toxicology Faculty

Dr. Greg Cope
Professor and Extension Specialist in Environmental Toxicology




Dr. Catherine LePrevost
Associate Extension Professor, Extension Specialist, and Campus Coordinator for NC State Agromedicine



Dr. Khara Grieger
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Environmental Health & Risk Assessment