Expert Qualifications

This expert in toxicology had a 22-year career in regulatory positions at the Food and Drug Administration. The expert joined the FDA in 1977 and served as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and as the Director of Division of Toxicological Research. Following retirement from Federal service, he was also the State Toxicologist, Chemical Terrorism Laboratory Director, and State Counterterrorism Coordinator working within the Alabama Department of Public Health. He has a B.S. in Biology from Wake Forest University, an M.S. in Physiology from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from West Virginia University. The expert also later earned an M.S. in Applied Human Behavior from Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a Fellowship in Organizational Development and Community Systems. He is a Member of the American College of Toxicology, the National Environmental Health Association, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. The expert left his FDA position at the end of 1999 and his Alabama Department of Health role in early 2010.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: AL
  • B.S., Biology, Wake Forest University
  • M.S., Physiology, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Applied Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, West Virginia University
  • Fellowship, Organizational Development and Community Systems, Johns Hopkins University
  • Member, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
  • Member, American College of Toxicology
  • Member, Society of the Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Member, National Environmental Health Association
  • Published, 100+ Reports & Articles
  • Former, Research Biochemist & Toxicologist in the Aerosol Branch, U.S. Army Edgewood Arsenal
  • Former, Research Biochemist & Analytical Chemist in the Environmental Water Quality Research Unit, U.S. Army Edgewood Arsenal
  • Former, Chief of the Medical Research and Development Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  • Former, Toxicologist in the Food Additives Evaluation Branch, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Toxicologist in the Color and Cosmetic Evaluation Branch, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Internal Consultant in the Bureau of Foods, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Nutritionist/Toxicologist in the Bureau of Foods, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Special Assistant to the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Chairman of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Director of the Division of Toxicological Research in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
  • Former, Commander of the Preventive Medicine Unit, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Former, State Toxicologist, Chemical Terrorism/Biomonitoring Laboratory Director, and State Counterterrorism Coordinator, Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Current, Consulting Toxicologist, Independent

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