Bruce A Goldberger

Bruce A Goldberger, Ph.D.

Chief, Director And Professor

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 627-2001
Business Email: goldbeba@pathology.ufl.edu

About Bruce A Goldberger

Dr. Bruce Goldberger is a Professor and the Chief of the Division of Forensic Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Goldberger holds a joint Professor position in the Department of Psychiatry Division of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is the Medical Director of UF Health Pathology Laboratories Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, the Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, and the Program Director of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System.

Dr. Goldberger is the Technical and Administrative Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Florida which provides toxicological services to Medical Examiner Offices and State and local law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. Dr. Goldberger has been qualified as an expert witness more than 380 times in Federal, State, Military and Canadian courts of law. Dr. Goldberger is an opioid consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention and is a member of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Emerging Threats Committee.

Dr. Goldberger received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Goldberger is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the AACC Academy.

Dr. Goldberger is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger is the past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board, and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, and the current President of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger has published numerous articles, reviews and chapters related to forensic toxicology and is co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing, 1st and 2nd editions, On-Site Drug Testing and Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 6th Edition.

In recognition of his student research achievements in forensic toxicology, Dr. Goldberger was presented with the first annual Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1988. In addition, he was the 1994 recipient of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award. In 2004, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists’ Mid-career Achievement Award for Excellence in Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger also received the Alexander O. Gettler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field and profession of forensic toxicology from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2006, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Medical Examiners in 2008, and the Achievement in the Sciences Award from Drew University in 2012. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of the National Safety Council’s 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award.

Accomplishments

Distinguished Fellow
2022 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Richard Saferstein Memorial Award in Forensic Science
2018 · Northeastern University
Robert F. Borkenstein Award
2017 · Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division, National Safety Council
Achievement in the Sciences Award
2012 · Drew University
Outstanding Achievement Award
2008 · Florida Association of Medical Examiners
Alexander O. Gettler Award
2006 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Mid-Career Achievement Award
2004 · The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award
1994 · American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Toxicology Section Scholarship
1991 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Irving Sunshine Award
1988 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Educational Research Award
1986 · Society of Forensic Toxicologists
Educational Research Award
1984 · Society of Forensic Toxicologists

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
VEM5424 Veterinary Forensic Pathology
2016
GMS7003 Respon Conduct Biomed
2021-2023
MDU4001 Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 1

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-5799-1787

Publications

2022
Letter to the Editor (RE: Polles et al).
Journal of addiction medicine. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000908. [PMID] 35120070.
2022
Toxicological Analysis of Fluorofentanyl Isomers in Postmortem Blood.
Journal of analytical toxicology. [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkac014. [PMID] 35277721.
2022
Trends in characteristics of fentanyl-related poisonings in the United States, 2015-2021
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 1-10 [DOI] 10.1080/00952990.2022.2081923.
2021
Eutylone Intoxications-An Emerging Synthetic Stimulant in Forensic Investigations.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 45(1):8-20 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkaa113. [PMID] 33325503.
2021
Online surveillance of novel psychoactive substances (NPS): Monitoring Reddit discussions as a predictor of increased NPS-related exposures.
The International journal on drug policy. 98 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103393. [PMID] 34365124.
2020
Carfentanil Outbreak – Florida, 2016-2017.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 69(5):125-129 [DOI] 10.15585/mmwr.mm6905a2. [PMID] 32027630.
2020
Case Report: Synthetic Cannabinoid Deaths in State of Florida Prisoners.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 44(3):298-300 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkz092. [PMID] 31776572.
2020
Detection of Chemical Weapon Nerve Agents in Bone by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 44(4):391-401 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkz118. [PMID] 32103269.
2020
Introducing NIDA’s New National Drug Early Warning System.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 217 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108286. [PMID] 32979739.
2020
Notes from the Field: Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths with Fentanyl or Fentanyl Analogs Detected – 28 States and the District of Columbia, July 2016-December 2018.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 69(10):271-273 [DOI] 10.15585/mmwr.mm6910a4. [PMID] 32163382.
2019
Analysis of Acetyl Fentanyl in Postmortem Specimens by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS): Method Validation and Case Report.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 43(5):392-398 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bky108. [PMID] 30767008.
2019
Methodological Complexities in Quantifying Rates of Fatal Opioid-Related Overdose.
Current epidemiology reports. 6(2):263-274 [DOI] 10.1007/s40471-019-00201-9. [PMID] 31259141.
2019
Overlapping prescriptions of opioids, benzodiazepines, and carisoprodol: “Holy Trinity” prescribing in the state of Florida.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 205 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107693. [PMID] 31751873.
2019
The Fentanyl Epidemic and Evolution of Fentanyl Analogs in the United States and the European Union.
Clinical chemistry. 65(2):242-253 [DOI] 10.1373/clinchem.2017.281626. [PMID] 30305277.
2019
The Opioid Epidemic: Moving Toward an Integrated, Holistic Analytical Response.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 43(1):1-9 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bky049. [PMID] 30165647.
2018
Improved Clinical Sensitivity of a Reflexive Algorithm to Minimize False-Negative Test Results by a Urine Benzodiazepine Immunoassay Screen.
The journal of applied laboratory medicine. 2(4):555-563 [DOI] 10.1373/jalm.2017.024539. [PMID] 33636884.
2017
Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 – 10 States, July-December 2016.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 66(43):1197-1202 [DOI] 10.15585/mmwr.mm6643e1. [PMID] 29095804.
2017
Fatal poisonings involving propoxyphene before and after voluntary withdrawal from the United States’ market: An analysis from the state of Florida.
Forensic science international. 280:228-232 [DOI] 10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.10.008. [PMID] 29080523.
2017
Supply-Side Disruption in Cocaine Production Associated With Cocaine-Related Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the United States.
American journal of public health. 107(5):812-814 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303708. [PMID] 28323460.
2017
Trends in Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program registration and utilization: Implications for increasing voluntary use.
Journal of opioid management. 13(5):283-289 [DOI] 10.5055/jom.2017.0397. [PMID] 29199394.
2016
Illicit Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Florida: Toxicological Findings.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 40(8):588-594 [PMID] 27702938.
2016
Increases in Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths – Florida and Ohio, 2013-2015.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 65(33):844-9 [DOI] 10.15585/mmwr.mm6533a3. [PMID] 27560948.
2016
Manners of Death in Drug-Related Fatalities in Florida.
Journal of forensic sciences. 61(3):735-42 [DOI] 10.1111/1556-4029.12999. [PMID] 27122413.
2016
Prescription and Illicit Opioid Deaths and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Florida.
American journal of public health. 106(6):e10-1 [DOI] 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303104. [PMID] 27153025.
2016
The Psychoactive Designer Drug and Bath Salt Constituent MDPV Causes Widespread Disruption of Brain Functional Connectivity.
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 41(9):2352-65 [DOI] 10.1038/npp.2016.40. [PMID] 26997298.
2015
Abrupt decline in oxycodone-caused mortality after implementation of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 150:63-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.02.010. [PMID] 25746236.
2015
Choosing the right laboratory: a review of clinical and forensic toxicology services for urine drug testing in pain management.
Journal of opioid management. 11(1):37-44 [DOI] 10.5055/jom.2015.0250. [PMID] 25750163.
2015
Concerning the Sixth Edition of Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 39(6) [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkv033. [PMID] 25953843.
2015
Ethylone-Related Deaths: Toxicological Findings.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 39(7):567-71 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bkv053. [PMID] 26025164.
2015
Quantitation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in serum and plasma by LCMS/MS.
Bioanalysis. 7(2):167-78 [DOI] 10.4155/bio.14.229. [PMID] 25587834.
2015
Urine Spiking in a Pain Medicine Clinic: An Attempt to Simulate Adherence.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 16(7):1449-51 [DOI] 10.1111/pme.12663. [PMID] 25522892.
2015
Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhances lipopolysaccharide-stimulated tissue factor in human monocytes and monocyte-derived microvesicles.
Journal of inflammation (London, England). 12 [DOI] 10.1186/s12950-015-0084-1. [PMID] 26085816.
2014
Concordance between self-reported substance use and toxicology among HIV-infected and uninfected at risk youth.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 134:376-382 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.11.010. [PMID] 24309297.
2014
Prevalence of drug and alcohol use in urban Afghanistan: epidemiological data from the Afghanistan National Urban Drug Use Study (ANUDUS).
The Lancet. Global health. 2(10):e592-600 [DOI] 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70290-6. [PMID] 25304635.
2014
Trends in licit and illicit drug-related deaths in Florida from 2001 to 2012.
Forensic science international. 245:178-86 [DOI] 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.024. [PMID] 25447191.
2014
Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol treatment during human monocyte differentiation reduces macrophage susceptibility to HIV-1 infection.
Journal of neuroimmune pharmacology : the official journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology. 9(3):369-79 [DOI] 10.1007/s11481-014-9527-3. [PMID] 24562630.
2013
Evaluating the Urine Matrix Effects in Lc-Ms/Ms Analysis Following Filtration for Pain Management Compounds
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. 35:727-728
2013
Invalidation of a commercially available human 5α-dihydrotestosterone immunoassay.
Steroids. 78(12-13):1220-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.steroids.2013.08.013. [PMID] 24012740.
2013
Uniform standards and case definitions for classifying opioid-related deaths: recommendations by a SAMHSA consensus panel.
Journal of addictive diseases. 32(3):231-43 [DOI] 10.1080/10550887.2013.824334. [PMID] 24074189.
2012
A Two-Year Longitudinal Case Study of Afghan Children Exposed To Second and Third-Hand Opium Smoke
Biological Psychiatry. 71
2012
Psychoactive “bath salts” intoxication with methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
The American journal of medicine. 125(9):854-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.02.019. [PMID] 22682791.
2012
The mirage of impairing drug concentration thresholds: a rationale for zero tolerance per se driving under the influence of drugs laws.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 36(5):353-6 [DOI] 10.1093/jat/bks037. [PMID] 22582272.
2011
“Bath salts” intoxication.
The New England journal of medicine. 365(10):967-8 [DOI] 10.1056/NEJMc1107097. [PMID] 21899474.
2011
5-HTTLPR genotype and associations with intoxication and intention to drive: results from a field study of bar patrons.
Addiction biology. 16(1):133-41 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2010.00225.x. [PMID] 20579008.
2011
Ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate, and ethanol in urine after intensive exposure to high ethanol content mouthwash.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 35(5):264-8 [PMID] 21619720.
2011
Ethyl glucuronide, ethyl sulfate, and ethanol in urine after sustained exposure to an ethanol-based hand sanitizer.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 35(2):85-91 [PMID] 21396227.
2011
Measurement of ethanol in gaseous breath using a miniature gas chromatograph.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 35(3):134-42 [PMID] 21439148.
2011
Respiratory exposure to ethanol vapor during use of hand sanitizers: is it significant?
Journal of analytical toxicology. 35(5):319-20 [PMID] 21929874.
2011
Second- and Third-Hand Opium Exposure in the Women and Children of Afghanistan
Biological Psychiatry. 69
2010
Event-level analyses of energy drink consumption and alcohol intoxication in bar patrons.
Addictive behaviors. 35(4):325-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.11.004. [PMID] 19954894.
2010
Quantitation of benzodiazepines in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 603:75-87 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-60761-459-3_8. [PMID] 20077061.
2010
Quantitation of fentanyl in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 603:245-52 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-60761-459-3_22. [PMID] 20077075.
2010
Quantitation of opioids in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 603:399-410 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-60761-459-3_39. [PMID] 20077092.
2010
Quantitation of oxycodone in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 603:453-60 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-60761-459-3_44. [PMID] 20077097.
2010
Second-hand and third-hand drug exposures in the operating room: a factor in anesthesiologists’ dependency on fentanyl.
Journal of addictive diseases. 29(3):280-1 [DOI] 10.1080/10550887.2010.490466. [PMID] 20635276.
2009
‘False-positive’ and ‘false-negative’ test results in clinical urine drug testing.
Bioanalysis. 1(5):937-52 [DOI] 10.4155/bio.09.81. [PMID] 21083064.
2009
A Field Study of Bar-Sponsored Drink Specials and Their Associations With Patron Intoxication
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 70:206-214
2009
A field study of bar-sponsored drink specials and their associations with patron intoxication.
Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 70(2):206-14 [PMID] 19261232.
2009
Alcohol price and intoxication in college bars.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 33(11):1973-80 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2009.01036.x. [PMID] 19719793.
2009
Event-specific analyses of poly-drug abuse and concomitant risk behavior in a college bar district in Florida.
Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 57(6):575-85 [DOI] 10.3200/JACH.57.6.575-586. [PMID] 19433395.
2009
Forensic Review of Methadone-Related Decedents in Gainesville, Florida
Substance Abuse. 30
2009
Prescription opioids and overdose deaths.
JAMA. 301(17):1766; author reply 1767-8 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2009.577. [PMID] 19417189.
2009
Unexpected urine drug testing results in a hospice patient on high-dose morphine therapy.
Clinical chemistry. 55(10):1765-8 [DOI] 10.1373/clinchem.2008.122754. [PMID] 19786586.
2009
Unintentional Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids in the State of Florida
Biological Psychiatry. 65
2008
Caffeine content of brewed teas.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 32(8):702-4 [PMID] 19007524.
2008
Comparison between self-report and hair analysis of illicit drug use in a community sample of middle-aged men.
Addictive behaviors. 33(9):1131-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.04.009. [PMID] 18547737.
2008
Failure of amoxicillin to produce false-positive urine screens for cocaine metabolite.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 32(4):315-8 [PMID] 18430300.
2008
Fentanyl and propofol exposure in the operating room: sensitization hypotheses and further data.
Journal of addictive diseases. 27(3):67-76 [DOI] 10.1080/10550880802122661. [PMID] 18956530.
2008
Methadone- and heroin-related deaths in Florida.
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 34(3):347-53 [DOI] 10.1080/00952990802010892. [PMID] 18428077.
2008
President’s editorial–fostering advancements in forensic science.
Journal of forensic sciences. 53(1) [DOI] 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2007.00639.x. [PMID] 18279230.
2008
Rapid detection of opioids in vitreous humor by enzyme immunoassay.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 32(8):601-4 [PMID] 19007509.
2007
A marked increase in cocaine-related deaths in the State of Florida: precursor to an epidemic?
Journal of addictive diseases. 26(3):113-6 [PMID] 18018815.
2007
Speed, cocaine, and other psychostimulants death rates.
The American journal of cardiology. 100(7) [PMID] 17884386.
2006
Caffeine content of decaffeinated coffee.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 30(8):611-3 [PMID] 17132260.
2006
Caffeine content of energy drinks, carbonated sodas, and other beverages.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 30(2):112-4 [PMID] 16620542.
2006
Diminished nicotine withdrawal in adolescent rats: implications for vulnerability to addiction.
Psychopharmacology. 186(4):612-9 [PMID] 16598454.
2006
Physicians and drug screening.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 39(2):154-5; author reply 155 [PMID] 16857524.
2006
Second-hand exposure to aerosolized intravenous anesthetics propofol and fentanyl may cause sensitization and subsequent opiate addiction among anesthesiologists and surgeons.
Medical hypotheses. 66(5):874-82 [PMID] 16431033.
2005
Fatal case of BOTOX-related anaphylaxis?
Journal of forensic sciences. 50(1):169-72 [PMID] 15831014.
2004
Effects of sustained gamma-hydroxybutyrate treatments on spontaneous and evoked firing activity of locus coeruleus norepinephrine neurons.
Biological psychiatry. 55(9):934-9 [PMID] 15110737.
2004
Forensic science in the dock.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 329(7467):636-7 [PMID] 15374894.
2003
Caffeine content of specialty coffees.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 27(7):520-2 [PMID] 14607010.
2003
Putting an Ecstasy test kit to the test: harm reduction or harm induction?
Pharmacotherapy. 23(10):1238-44 [PMID] 14594341.
2002
Forensic toxicology: web resources.
Toxicology. 173(1-2):97-102 [PMID] 11955687.
2001
Alternative specimens for workplace drug testing.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 25(5):396-9 [PMID] 11499896.
2001
Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in breast milk.
Journal of forensic sciences. 46(5):1221-3 [PMID] 11569568.
2001
Rapid detection of benzoylecgonine in vitreous humor by enzyme immunoassay.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 25(7):621-4 [PMID] 11599611.
2000
Effect of oral creatine supplementation on random urine creatinine, pH, and specific gravity measurements.
Clinical chemistry. 46(2):295-7 [PMID] 10657393.
2000
Modification of screening immunoassays to detect sub-threshold concentrations of cocaine, cannabinoids, and opiates in urine: use for detecting maternal and neonatal drug exposures.
Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 30(1):85-91 [PMID] 10678589.
2000
The disposition of cocaine and opiate analytes in hair and fingernails of humans following cocaine and codeine administration.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 24(7):496-508 [PMID] 11043652.
1999
Analysis of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 23(5):301-5 [PMID] 10488915.
1999
Monitoring cocaine use in substance-abuse-treatment patients by sweat and urine testing.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 23(5):313-22 [PMID] 10488917.
1998
Detection of methadone, methadone metabolites, and other illicit drugs of abuse in hair of methadone-treatment subjects.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 22(6):526-30 [PMID] 9788529.
1998
Identification of cocaine analytes in fingernail and toenail specimens.
Journal of forensic sciences. 43(5):974-9 [PMID] 9729814.
1998
Occurrence of cocaine in urine of substance-abuse treatment patients.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 22(7):580-6 [PMID] 9847008.
1998
Recreational drugs. Current trends in the 90s.
Clinics in laboratory medicine. 18(4):727-46, x [PMID] 9891611.
1997
Automated on-line hydrolysis of benzodiazepines improves sensitivity of urine screening by a homogeneous enzyme immunoassay.
Clinical chemistry. 43(9):1659-60 [PMID] 9299951.
1997
Commonly Practiced Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Forensic Urine Drug-Testing Laboratories.
Forensic science review. 9(2):59-80 [PMID] 26269941.
1997
Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 21(2):97-104 [PMID] 9083826.
1997
Identification of unique cocaine metabolites and smoking by-products in postmortem blood and urine specimens.
Journal of forensic sciences. 42(5):824-7 [PMID] 9304829.
1997
Rapid liquid-liquid extraction of cocaine from urine for gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis.
Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications. 692(1):61-5 [PMID] 9187384.
1996
Unsuspected ethanol ingestion through soft drinks and flavored beverages.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 20(5):332-3 [PMID] 8872245.
1995
Intrasubject variation of creatinine and specific gravity measurements in consecutive urine specimens of heroin users.
Clinical chemistry. 41(1):116-7 [PMID] 7813059.
1994
Confirmatory tests for drugs in the workplace by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Journal of chromatography. A. 674(1-2):73-86 [PMID] 8075776.
1994
Disposition of heroin and its metabolites in heroin-related deaths.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 18(1):22-8 [PMID] 8127080.
1994
Effect of glutaraldehyde (UrinAid) on detection of abused drugs in urine by immunoassay.
Clinical chemistry. 40(8):1605-6 [PMID] 8045013.
1993
Cholinesterase activity in postmortem blood as a screening test for organophosphate/chemical weapon exposure.
Journal of forensic sciences. 38(4):950-5 [PMID] 8355009.
1993
Measurement of heroin and its metabolites by isotope-dilution electron-impact mass spectrometry.
Clinical chemistry. 39(4):670-5 [PMID] 8472364.
1993
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intranasal “snorted” heroin.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 17(6):327-37 [PMID] 8271778.
1992
Bupropion and alcohol fatal intoxication: case report.
Forensic science international. 56(2):151-6 [PMID] 1452106.
1992
Chloral hydrate overdose: trichloroethanol detection by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Forensic science international. 52(2):231-4 [PMID] 1601354.
1992
Detection of cocaine and its metabolites in human amniotic fluid.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 16(5):328-31 [PMID] 1294840.
1992
Distribution of isoniazid in an overdose death.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 16(1):57-9 [PMID] 1640700.
1991
Testing human hair for drugs of abuse. III. Identification of heroin and 6-acetylmorphine as indicators of heroin use.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 15(5):226-31 [PMID] 1960970.
1991
Two fatalities involving haloperidol.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 15(5):282-4 [PMID] 1960983.
1988
Evaluation of the coat-a-count radioimmunoassay for phencyclidine.
Clinical chemistry. 34(2) [PMID] 3342528.
1988
Neonatal deafening alters nonpyramidal dendrite orientation in auditory cortex: a computer microscope study in the rabbit.
The Journal of comparative neurology. 267(1):92-106 [PMID] 3343394.
1988
Postnatal development of lamina III/IV nonpyramidal neurons in rabbit auditory cortex: quantitative and spatial analyses of Golgi-impregnated material.
The Journal of comparative neurology. 278(1):139-55 [PMID] 2463295.
1987
Enzyme immunoassay method for comprehensive drug screening in micro-samples of urine.
Clinical chemistry. 33(3):367-71 [PMID] 3545536.
1987
Fluorescence polarization immunoassay evaluated for screening for amphetamine and methamphetamine in urine.
Clinical chemistry. 33(7):1200-2 [PMID] 3297420.
1987
In vitro accuracy and precision studies comparing direct and delayed analysis of the ethanol content of vapor.
Journal of forensic sciences. 32(1):48-54 [PMID] 3819688.
1986
A long-term field experience with breath ethanol collection employing silica gel.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 10(5):194-7 [PMID] 3022069.
1986
Infrared quantitative evidential breath-alcohol analyzers: in vitro accuracy and precision studies.
Journal of forensic sciences. 31(1):16-9 [PMID] 3944560.
1984
Urine cannabinoid analysis: an integrated multi-method approach.
Journal of analytical toxicology. 8(5):224-7 [PMID] 6389979.

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Oct 2021 – Dec 2021
Enhancement of FROST Dashboard
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MONROE CNTY via Office of National Drug Control Policy
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
CDC NCIPC IPA – Assignment Agreement 21IPA2111289
Role: Other
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
Program Sustainment Portable Morgue Warehouse Operations and Response Team Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via ASST SEC FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
OD2A grant project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jul 2021 ACTIVE
PDMP Epidemiological Services/ Data Analytics
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Jun 2021 – Aug 2021
2021 Surfside Building Incident
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
May 2021 – Jun 2021
FDOH – OD2A Equipment Purchase
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jan 2021 – Jun 2021
OD2A grant project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020
HIDTA MDI COVID-19 Survey
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MONROE CNTY via Office of National Drug Control Policy
Sep 2020 – Jul 2021
CDC – NCHS IPA 2020
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Sep 2020 – Aug 2021
CDC – NCIPC IPA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Aug 2020 – Jun 2021
Mission: 31113 Incident: 2020 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
Mission: 30780 Incident: 2020 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
Mission: 29123, 30550 Incident: 2020 COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Implementation and Enhancement Project
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
PDMP Epidemiological Services
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Oct 2019 – Dec 2019
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 2018-2019 annual report
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
Supplementing the FROST dashboard
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MONROE CNTY via Office of National Drug Control Policy
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Contract for Archaeological and Forensic Anthropological Services
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via FL DEPT OF STATE
Jul 2019 – Aug 2019
FLDOH Emergency Preparedness and Community Support Equipment Purchase
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Feb 2019 – Aug 2021
Is Cortisol Really a Factor in Cognitive Decline?
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER
Oct 2018 – Jun 2019
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) team
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Jul 2018 – Jun 2021
Program Sustainment Portable Morgue Warehouse Operations and Response Team Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via ASST SEC FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
Oct 2017 – Sep 2020
Better Intelligence Gathering for Public Safety and Public Health (BigPUSH)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Sep 2017 – Jan 2018
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) team
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
May 2017 – Mar 2018
Evaluation of High-Risk Prescribing in Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Oct 2016 – Mar 2020
FL's Next Gen of Prescription Drug Related Surveillance: Data into Insights that Enhance PDMP Best Practices
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Aug 2016 – Jun 2020
IPA-Opioid Surveillance
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Jul 2015 – Jun 2018
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS via US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Feb 2015 – Jun 2016
Seizing the Momentum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Rx Drug Abuse in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US DEPT OF JUSTICE

Education

Ph.D. – Forensic Toxicology
1993 · University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
M.S. – Forensic Toxicology
1985 · University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
B.A. – Zoology
1982 · Drew University

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