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 Expert  722150

Expert in Fats and Oils: Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Since the early 1980s, Expert has been very active in the edible oils area. For eight years, he served as Chairman of the Biological Subcommittee of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO), a trade association of refiners of edible oils. In this capacity, Expert coordinated for the ISEO studies with key outside investigators related to fats and health. He assisted with the design, execution, and reporting of the studies. He also coordinated revisions for updated editions of the ISEO's booklet, Food Fats and Oils, a widely-distributed publication intended for health professionals as well as consumers.

edible oil

Expert is very knowledgeable about dietary fats in relation to health. He has identified investigators to conduct studies for the ISEO, assisted with design of experiments, provided status reports of studies to members of the ISEO Technical Committee, and reviewed study manuscripts prior to submission for publication. He has also published papers and has given invited lectures on this topic. Expert served as an associate editor for news on health and nutrition of fats for two publications of the American Oil Chemists' Society: the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society and INFORM. This work included preparing special articles for these publications.

cooking fat




food safety


health food

He has also prepared journal articles and book chapters and made oral presentations on the subject of trans fatty acids. He has published assessments of the availability of trans fatty acids in the U.S. diet. These papers have been cited widely. During the early 1990s, Expert coordinated for the ISEO a significant trans fatty acid clinical trial with the USDA. He contributed to the study design, helped to arrange diet analyses, monitored the study for the industry, and assisted with preparation and review of a manuscript for publication.

trans fatty acid

Expert recently conducted a literature review for a client on the physiological effects of fatty acids as related to their position on triglycerides. He then prepared and submitted for publication a review article based on his assessment of the literature. The article has been accepted for publication in Lipids pending approval of revisions requested.

fatty acid

During the last nine years, Expert has arranged the conduct of many safety studies to assess the irritation/sensitization potential of a variety of personal care products (e.g., hair shampoos and conditioners, hair styling products, body washes, color cosmetics, and fine fragrance products). The studies included repeat insult patch tests and safety-in-use tests. He wrote human safety assessments on completion of the studies to support new or modified products for consumer testing and marketing. Virtually all the products tested were cleared for marketing. In the course of this work, Expert established excellent business relationships with the contract laboratories conducting the testing.

dermal irritation


allergen sensitization

He has been a toxicologist on safety and regulatory matters related to hair care and other personal care products. This work has involved designing and executing safety programs and writing human safety assessments to support new or modified products for consumer testing and marketing. He has presented results of some of the testing at national meetings and has authored or co-authored publications on this work.



applied toxicology

Expert has consulted on the safety of selected herbs for food products. He wrote safety assessments summarizing relevant studies and noted problems in many of the studies. His assessments included surveys of label information on marketed products regarding recommended dosages, frequency of use, and levels of active ingredient(s) if noted.



herbal product


food flavor additive


nutrition support

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Edible Oil
Product Development in Oils & Fats, Margarines, Spreads,...
Edible Oils, Trans Fats & Acids, Oilseed Processing, Fat...
Lipids, Flavor, Dairy, Fermentation

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1974   Ph.D.   Biochemistry   University of Wisconsin  
1969   M.S.   Biochemistry   University of Wisconsin  
1967   B.S.   Chemistry   Lehigh University   Honors in Chemistry

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed University)




Visiting Associate Professor


Expert teaches first-year chemistry to large classes, typically 100 to 300+ students.

1997 to 1998


Cincinnati State Technical and Community College


Humanities and Sciences


Adjunct Instructor


At Cincinnati State, Expert taught general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, and also an advanced chemistry class for students in the lab technicians program.

1992 to 1996


The Procter & Gamble Company


Beauty Care Sector


Senior Scientist


He provided safety support for P&G hair care brands in the U.S. and the Far East. He designed and executed safety programs and wrote human safety assessments to support ingredients and new or modified products for consumer testing and marketing.

1976 to 1992


The Procter & Gamble Company


Food and Beverage Sector


Senior Scientist


Expert provided nutrition support for all P&G food brands. He served as a resource person on the health effects of dietary fats (particularly trans fatty acids) to P&G and to the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO), a trade association of edible oil refiners. He worked with trade associations (e.g., ISEO) to manage nutritional programs (e.g., trans fatty acids).

1974 to 1976


The Procter & Gamble Company


Food, Paper, and Coffee Technology Division


Staff Scientist


He evaluated factors affecting the bioavailability of dietary iron.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert belongs to the American Oil Chemists' Society, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and American Chemical Society.

Professional Appointments

He has served on several food industry professional committees. These include: (1) the Technical Committee of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO) -- Expert was Chairman of the ISEO's Biological Subcommittee and Chairman of the subcommittee to revise the ISEO booklet “Food Fats and Oils”; and (2) the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) – here, Expert was a member of their Oral Health Committee and their Subcommittee on Fatty Acids and Health.


He has received Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Beta Kappa honors, as well as the American Institute of Chemists' Student Award. He graduated from Lehigh University with Honors in Chemistry in 1967.

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert had an NIH Traineeship in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, from 1967-69 and 1971-74.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 24 publications and has made 27 special technical presentations at local or national meetings. Most of the publications and presentations have dealt with health effects of dietary fats and oils.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Fatty Acids in Foods and Their Health Implications  
 - Journal of Surfactants and Detergents  
 - Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society  
 - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 1992   USDA   Member of USDA Human Nutrition Board of Scientific Counselors   Expert served on a committee that evaluated human nutrition research priorities for the USDA.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert evaluated the safety of selected herbs (e.g., ginseng and ginkgo biloba) to be incorporated into food products for a client. He wrote a safety assessment summarizing his findings.
  • He reviewed scientific literature and wrote a review article for a client on effects of dietary fatty acids as related to their positions on triglycerides. The article has been accepted for publication in Lipids pending revisions requested.
  • Expert arranged and conducted skin safety studies for a client on a series of personal care, color cosmetic, and fine fragrance products. He wrote human safety assessments for the products to support their marketing.
  • He prepared major revisions for an updated version of the booklet, Food Fats and Oils, an important educational/PR reference for the edible oil industry.
  • Expert coordinated a landmark trans fatty acid clinical study for the U.S. edible oil industry with the USDA. He contributed significantly to the study design, arranged diet analyses, arranged GLP orientation for investigators, organized a committee of outside consultants to review methods and results, monitored the study for the industry, and assisted with manuscript preparation and review.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in biochemistry for consulting on expansion of ideas on recovery of fatty acids in canola seeds.
  • Expert for consulting on Blending Oils with Activated Charcoal
  • Lipid chemistry expert for consulting on calcium salts of free fatty acids-specification of fats.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Soybean oil expert for consulting on adequacy of labeling.
  • Virgin oil classifications
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


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