Dr. Christopher M. Teaf, Director, Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research, Florida State University
Dr. Teaf is the Director of the Center for Biomedical and Toxicological Research. Dr. Teaf's research and applied activities involve the study of toxicological properties of environmental and occupational chemicals, particularly with regard to the potential human health risks.He has authored many technical articles, monographs and book chapters on aspects of human health and environmental impacts.
Chris received a Bachelor Degree (with Honors) in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, a Master Degree in Biological Science from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. He conducted his graduate research in the Division of Genetic Toxicology at the National Center for Toxicology Research.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Teaf has conducted risk-based evaluations under federal or state occupational and environmental requirements at sites exhibiting contamination by solvents, metals, radionuclides, pesticides, petroleum constituents, biological agents and other substances. He also has served as a member of technical teams on environmental projects and has provided critical reviews of risk-based evaluations for many local, state, federal and international agencies, including the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), the World Health Organization (WHO), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Energy.
In addition to his graduate and undergraduate teaching activities, Dr. Teaf conducts OSHA Health & Safety courses for personnel in environmental agencies, as well as private industry.
He served under 3 Florida governors as Toxicologist to the State Financial and Technical Advisory Committee and was Chairman for the Toxic Substances Advisory Council within the Department of Labor and Employment Security.
Dr. Teaf presently is the Senior Human Health Editor for the international journal Human & Ecological Risk Assessment. Dr. Teaf also has held an adjunct faculty positions in the Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
He presently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic Health Preparedness at the FSU College of Medicine.