Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert is a nationally renown authority in toxicology. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has served as Toxicology Program Director in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Washington, then as Associate Chairman of the Department, as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health, and Associate Vice Provost for Research. He is currently Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School at the University of Washington.
This expert continues his academic appointment as Professor Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Public Health Genetics. He has served as the founding director of the Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health, an NIEHS Core Center of Excellence. Nationally, he has served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the American Board of Toxicology, and as President of the Society of Toxicology. He has also served on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academy of Sciences /National Resource Council, as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Toxicology Education Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. This expert was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters in the field of toxicology and risk assessment. He is the sole author of a widely used Law Review article titled on scientific judgment and toxic torts.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • BSc, Montana State University
  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Board certification, Toxicology (American Board of Toxicology)
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science,
  • Member, Washington Academy of Sciences
  • Lifetime Associate, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council
  • Fellow of Academy of Toxicological Sciences
  • Fellow of International Union Against Cancer
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologists
  • Member, Society of Toxicology
  • Member, American Association for Cancer Research
  • Honor, Achievement Award, Society of Toxicology
  • Honor, Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology Award, PhRMA Foundation
  • 100+ articles in peer reviewed journals
  • Recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars in research grants and frequently invited guest speaker at major conferences
  • Former, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
  • Former, Director, Toxicology Program, Department of Environmental Health, University of Washington
  • Former, Associate Chairman, Department of Environmental health, University of Washington
  • Former, Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
  • Former Founding Director, NIEHS Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental health at a major university
  • Present, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at a major university
  • Present, Dean and Vice Provost of Graduate Education at a major university

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