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Expert in Neuropharmacology, Intoxication, Drug Abuse, Disability, Poisoning, Pharmacological Pain Management

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Tennessee (TN)
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Summary of Expertise:

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From a background in behavioural pharmacology of opiate and non-opiate analgesic drug development and cognition-related drug effects, in both university and pharmaceutical industry basic and clinical research, Expert has thirty post-doctoral years of consulting experience. Particular interests include the pharmacology of stimulant, opiate and other intoxicant drug use and abuse as relates to pain management, criminal behavior, disability evaluation and drug-related behavior found in forensic (disability, civil, criminal) applications. Drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions are common consultations, and an understanding of idiosyncratic adverse drug effects are a special focus, particularly in the medical and psychiatric populations. IME consultations as relate to therapeutic or adverse drug effects either of premorbid or post-injury treatment are provided to assist neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and psychologists. Adverse Drug Effect reviews of premarketing or postmarketing surveillance may be undertaken for certain drugs of interest.

abused drug


alcohol toxicology




behavioral psychology


blood alcohol content




clinical pharmacology


cocaine addiction


drug abuse


drug-drug interaction


forensic pharmacology


narcotics addiction














prescription medicine addiction




substance abuse



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  and Greenville, South Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   PhD   Neuropharmacology   University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales  
1974   State Registered Biomedical Scientist   Neuroscience   National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, England  
1976   BSc, MIBiol CBiol   Applied Biology   Hatfield Polytechnic, Hertfordshire, England   With Honors
1972   Advanced Level Certificates   Biology, Physics, Chemistry   Kitson College of Science, Leeds, England  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Manages and personally undertakes consultations in all areas of pharmacology consulting

2001 to


(Undisclosed University)


Psychiatry Department


Associate Clinical Professor


Contributes to postgraduate psychiatry education, grand rounds, seminar development in continuing medical education

1996 to 2003


Neuroscience Toolworks Inc


Medical Device Development




Responsible for state, federal and shareholder-funded development of medical devices involved in pain assessment, symptom monitoring and analgesic drug effectiveness

1994 to 1997


Medical Toolworks Inc


Medical Device Development


Vice President


Responsible for state, federal and shareholder-funded development of medical devices involved in pain assessment, symptom monitoring and analgesic drug effectiveness

1993 to 1994


Molecular Geriatrics Inc




Group Leader


In charge of testing and development of drugs to be used in treatment and prevention of neurodegeneration, dementia, alzheimer disease, cognitive impairment.

1983 to 1993


Vanderbilt University Medical School


Medicine and Surgery


Assistant Professor


Research and teaching in neurodegeneration, neurodiagnostics, neurotoxicity, uremic and metal-induced encepalopathy, brain glucose homeostasis, clinical pain measurement and treatment and chronic pain treatment.

1980 to 1983


University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences


Anesthesiology and Biochemistry


Research Instructor


Directed the Brain Research Institute of the Biochemistry Department, supervised students, laboratory, and performed research in clinical pain assessment and CSF endorphin measurement in pain patients

1976 to 1979


University of Wales


School of Pharmacy


Graduate Teaching Assistant


Assisted in pharmacology laboratory teaching of masters level students, assessment of drug effects in vivo and in vitro, in animal and human subjects.

Career Accomplishments:

Institute of Biology (U.K.), Member, Chartered Biologist; American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Member; Society for Neuroscience, Member; International Brain Research Organization, Member; International Association for the Study of Pain, Member; American College of Nutrition, Fellow (recertified 2003); American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow & Diplomate; American Board of Forensic Medicine, Diplomate; American Board of Psychological Specialties, Diplomate


Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners ; Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine; Board Certification: American Board of Psychological Specialties: Psychopharmacology board; Board Certification: American Board of Psychological Specialties: Substance Abuse board; Board Certification: Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts; Registered Biomedical Scientist, England #BS17189 ; Registered: National Registry of Certified Pain Practitioners (in Neuropharmacology); Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist, Illinois.

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board member, The Forensic Examiner; Activity Director, Controversies in Pain Management Seminar Series, East Tennessee State University; Board Member: American Board of Forensic Examiners

Medical/Professional Internships

Externship at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London (1974-5), Postdoctoral studies at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences (1980-83)

Publications and Patents Summary

More than 30 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of forensic pharmacology, pain management, encephalopathy and addictive drug effects, four patents in the area of pain measurement.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1999 to 2004   National Institute of Neurological Disease   Principle Investigator   Developed a computerized method of institution-wide pain treatment monitoring for clinical use
1996 to 2000   State of Illinois   Grantee   Developed a medical device for measuring pain tolerance in pain patients
1995 to 1998   USPHS-NIH-NINDS   Principle Investigator   Research and development of pain measuring devices for analgesic and pain assessment

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Testifying forensic consultant and expert witness in State, Military and Federal courts of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, in forensic pharmacological matters and the effects of psychoactive drugs on human behavior.
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.

Market Research:
Experience in experimental design and interpretation of drug effects at both pre-clinical and clinical levels provides a valuable perspective that often broadens the narrow scope of a consutation client's initial perceived needs and provides new avenues of exploration and problem-solving resolution for the client.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Capital Litigation and Investigation Seminar, faculty, Lecturing on Mental Health Issues, Nashville, Tennessee, January 23-25, 1992; Faculty, New York State Defender Association in-service training -effects of drugs on the brain and behavior - Conference on drug and alcohol addiction, March 1993.; Faculty and lecturer in forensic neuropharmacology: Arkansas Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, continuing legal education training seminar, May 1995, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.; Lecturer: Drug Abuse, Drug Effects and the Law - Chemical Dependency and Chemical Abuse, Missouri State Public Defender System Annual Training Seminar, September 1997; Moderator: American Board of Psychological Specialties Abstract Presentations, Chronic Pain, Personality Attributes, Disability Evaluation, Iatrogenic Illness, New York, Oct 1999; Faculty: Relationship of Exposure to Toxic Substances and Intoxicants and Psychological Disorders. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Capital, Mental Health and Habeas seminar, Dallas Texas, April 2006; Faculty Presenter: Pediatric Grand Rounds, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, “ADHD/ADD treatment with stimulants – what are the effects on the normal brain?” 14 June 2006; Faculty: Biopsychology of pain, Psychiatry Resident Didactics, Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, 2005, 2006, 2007; Organizing Committee: Seminar: Common Back Pain Syndromes and Treatment Options, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University, Nov 16 2007; Chair and Moderator: Seminar series: Chronic Headache, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University, Nov 2008; Chair and Moderator: Seminar series: Neuropathic Pain, Office of Continuing Medical Education, East Tennessee State University,

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Experience at the intersection of drugs, medicines, pharmaceutics and the law provides a useful base to draw and refer experts in contiguous fields and to scope and employ methods and techniques for optimal problem resolution.

Other Skills and Services

Extensive and knowledgable experience with medical record review and pharmacy and prescription compliance analysis


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