Robert J. Kavlock

Director, National Center for Computational Toxicology, United States Environmental Protection Agency (Durham, NC)

Dr. Robert Kavlock received his PhD in Biology from the University of Miami in 1977 and has been with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) since that time.

Since 2005, he has been the director of the newly formed National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) within U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). The mission of the NCCT is to provide improved hazard and risk identification for assessment of environmental chemicals through the development of tools such as ToxRefDB, ToxCast, and ACToR.

Prior to this Dr. Kavlock spent 15 years as the Director of Reproductive Toxicology Division in National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory /Office of Research and Development.

In 2007 Dr. Kavlock was the recipient of ORDs Statesmen of the Year Award. He has published more than 170 scientific papers, 16 book chapters, and edited three books, including co-editing of the Global Assessment of the State-of-the-Science of Endocrine Disruptors (World Health Organization, 2002).

Dr. Kavlock is a past president of the Teratology Society and is active in the Society of Toxicology, holds adjunct appointments at Duke University and North Carolina State University, and is a member of the editorial boards of Environmental Health Perspectives, the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, and Birth Defects Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity.

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