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David Dorman


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Dr. David Dorman is a professor of toxicology in the Department of Molecular Biosciences of North Carolina State University. Dr. Dorman received his undergraduate training in chemistry at the University of San Diego and a DVM from Colorado State University. He completed a combined PhD and veterinary toxicology residency program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT). He remained at CIIT as a staff scientist until joining NC State University veterinary school as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and professor of toxicology.

Dr. Dorman is a diplomate of both the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Dorman’s research interests include neurotoxicology, nasal toxicology, pharmacokinetics, cognition and olfaction in animals, and systematic review. He is an elected fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. In 2019 he was named a Fulbright Specialist (host institution: the University of Adelaide) and in 2020 he was a Fulbright- Saastamoinen Foundation Scholar (host institution: University of Eastern Finland). In 2022, returned to the University of Eastern Finland as a Fulbright- Saastamoinen Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences.

He has served on advisory boards for the US Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the US Department of Agriculture, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) where he served as a member of the NTP’s Board of Scientific Counselors. He has served on several International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monograph Groups that evaluated the carcinogenicity of several agents including nitrobenzene (Vol 123), shift work (Vol 124), acrolein (Vol 128), tungsten and cobalt (Vol 131), and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) (Vol. 135).

He has chaired or served on multiple National Academies committees and is a National Associate of the National Academies. Recent National Academies service includes chairing the Committee on Emerging Science on Indoor Chemistry. His past National Academies service includes serving as a member of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST). He has also chaired the National Academies’ Committee to Organize a Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research, the Committee on Toxicology, the Committee to Develop a Scoping Plan to Assess the Hazards of Organohalogen Flame Retardants, the Committee on Endocrine-Related Low Dose Toxicity, the Committee on Predictive-Toxicology Approaches for Military Assessments of Acute Exposures, the Committee on Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions, and the Committee on Potential Health Risks from Recurrent Lead Exposure to DOD Firing Range Personnel.


Past President of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Former Member, Scientific Advisory Board, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health and Human Services.


Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology

Area(s) of Expertise


My research and professional interests focus on three broad areas: (a) toxicology; (b) cognition and olfaction; (c) human risk assessments; and (d) systematic review.


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