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- Research areas:
- Ecology and Conservation
- Environmental and Energy Policy
- Areas of Interest:
- Medical entomology
- Bedbugs, lice, and ticks
- School insecticide programs
- EPA management
Dr. Marc L. Lame is a nearly 30-year faculty member with O'Neill, now serving as clinical professor emeritus . Lame holds degrees in agriculture, entomology, and public administration. He was an extension integrated pest management (IPM) specialist at the University of Arizona for 10 years and an administrator for Arizona Department of Environmental Quality before joining Indiana University.
By personally inspecting, assessing, and making recommendations, Lame has implemented school IPM programs to reduce the risks from pests and pesticides in 23 states over the past two decades. He was recognized for his extensive work in this area in 2006 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture's National IPM Symposium. The "Monroe IPM Model" that he developed with 20 other nationally recognized IPM implementers is now considered a standard for IPM programs in schools.
Lame serves as a subject matter expert regarding vector borne disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He assisted in the development of the joint EPA/CDC 2010 statement on bed bugs as a national health concern. In 2021, he was appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Ageny's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committe which advises the EPA on issues involving the implementation of pesticide policies, regulations, and programs.