About Dave

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.

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, and cognition and olfaction in animals. He is an elected fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of 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 where he served as a member of the NTP’s Board of Scientific Counselors. He has chaired or served on multiple National Academies committees and is a National Associate of the National Academies.

His current National Academies service includes chairing the Committee on Toxicology, and the Committee to Develop a Scoping Plan to Assess the Hazards of Organohalogen Flame Retardants, and he is serving as a member of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (BEST). His past National Academies service includes chairing 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. He recently served on the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Vol 123 Group that evaluated the carcinogenicity of some nitrobenzenes and other industrial chemicals.