Bruce Jerry Kelman, Ph.D., DABT, ATS, ERT

Bruce Kelman

Title: Toxicologist, Consultant
Location: Bellingham, Washington, United States

Bruce Jerry Kelman, Ph.D., DABT, ATS, ERT, toxicologist and consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental and industrial toxicology.

Dr. Kelman is a board-certified toxicologist, Registered European Toxicologist, and Fellow of the American Academy of Toxicological Sciences who has specialized in environmental toxicology consulting for more than 25 years. An alum of the University of Illinois, Dr. Kelman completed a Bachelor of Science in 1969 and a Master of Science in 1971 before being awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in 1975. He was named leader of the Prenatal Toxicology Group and accepted an assistant faculty position at the University of Tennessee in 1976 after two years as a research associate at the school. Dr. Kelman left the University of Tennessee in 1980 to work with Battelle Northwest as development manager for the company’s toxicology section, rising to become associate manager of the biology and chemistry department and manager of new products development at the life sciences center. Between 1986 and 1989, he also served as manager of the Battelle Memorial Institute International Toxicology Office, departing in 1990 to become the manager and managing scientist at Failure Analysis Associates, Inc. 

From 1993 until he became President of GlobalTox, Inc., in 1998, Dr. Kelman was the National Director of Health and Environmental Sciences at Golder Associates, Inc., in Redmond, Washington. He continued to run GlobalTox, Inc., where he focused on industrial hygiene and worker safety cases, until 2005, when he became the President of Veritox, Inc., where he would spend the next 14 years. In addition to his work in industry, Dr. Kelman was an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University from 1983 until 2004, and has served on numerous panels and committees, including a national research council on the biologic effects of electromagnetics, a Washington state biotechnology sector committee, and as an advisor to the Seattle Fire Department. He is a former member of the editorial boards of Trophoblast Research and the Biological Effects of Heavy Metals, and his research has been widely recognized with awards from the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Society of Toxicology, and others. Dr. Kelman has held leadership roles in industry organizations including the Academy of Toxicology Sciences, the American Board of Toxicology, and the Society of Toxicology, and he hopes to continue his work on a more global scale in the coming years.


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