Dr. John Rogers is a Senior Consultant in ToxStrategies’ Health Sciences Practice. He is a widely recognized authority on developmental and reproductive toxicology, including toxicity assessment and both in vitro and in vivo toxicology research. With over 35 years of experience, his work has included hazard and dose-response assessment for chemically induced developmental toxicity, elucidating mechanisms of abnormal development, building biologically based dose-response models and adverse outcome pathways, and assessing the role of maternal toxicity and maternal nutrition in adverse developmental outcomes. He has researched and written reviews of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease theory and the potential role of epigenetics. He has studied the developmental toxicity of pesticides, fungicides, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. He has published several reviews on the developmental effects of parental smoking. Recently, he has organized symposia on the development of new alternative (animal-free) methods for toxicity assessment.
Dr. Rogers enters the consulting arena following a long and distinguished career with the US EPA and in academia. In EPA’s Office of Research and Development, he has held numerous positions including Associate Director of the Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division in the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Director of the Toxicity Assessment Division, Chief of the Developmental Toxicology Branch, and Acting Chief of the Gamete and Early Embryo Branch in the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.
Dr. Rogers has been named to multiple adjunct faculty appointments (past and present) and has received nine professional society and academic awards, as well as fourteen scientific and technical achievement awards from EPA. He is a long-time member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Teratology Society (now the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention), and has fulfilled numerous leadership roles, including service as President of the Teratology Society and the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section of SOT. In the peer-reviewed literature field, Dr. Rogers has been an Associate Editor for two leading journals, served on the Editorial Boards of six more, and is a co-editor for Birth Defects Research. He is also a co-editor on three books, including the well-respected Toxicology of Metals. He wrote the chapter on Developmental Toxicology in Casarett and Doull’s Toxicology: The Science of Poisons, which has gone through four editions spanning 20 years.