Dr. Jennifer Hinerman is a biochemist and product safety scientist in ToxStrategies’ Food and Consumer Products practice. She has a combined 20 years of experience in industry and academic research, focusing most recently on preparing safety and exposure assessments for over-the-counter products and dietary supplements. In the industrial sector, she has worked as a safety scientist at the senior management level for a product testing laboratory, conducting ingredient exposure and safety assessments and performing product clearances. She routinely conducts literature searches for nonclinical and clinical toxicology safety studies, frequently including Klimisch and Jadad scoring. Her expertise includes identifying safety gaps and devising strategies to address them, as well as preparing Board of Health responses and developing/updating product dossiers. She has managed a team of 40 members, serving as the point of contact for various divisions (safety, regulatory, artwork editing, and data governance) and helping to set priorities and timelines based on workloads and corporate goals.
Dr. Hinerman has generated standard operating procedures and guidance documents, created databases to collect supporting data for ingredients in dietary supplements, and developed essential label statements for such supplements. She is also experienced in training junior staff in basic human safety toxicology—specifically, in the assessment of personal health care products.
Dr. Hinerman conducted her doctoral research in DNA replication and repair at the University of Toledo (Ohio) and her post-doctoral work on multichain immune recognition receptors at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio). She has multiple publications in the scientific literature and regularly presents at scientific conferences and symposia.