Associate Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
David L. Eaton, PhD, received his PhD in pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in 1978. He joined the UW faculty as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Environmental Health in 1979. He is now Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and also holds adjunct appointments in Public Health Genetics and Medicinal Chemistry. He served as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health from 2000-2005. He is currently founding Director of the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health at the University of Washington, and Associate Vice Provost for Research, at the UW. Nationally, he has served as President of the Society of Toxicology and on numerous other Boards and Commissions, including the NAS/NRC Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology; he has chaired or served on numerous National Academy committees dealing with controversial areas in toxicology, such as 'safe' levels of arsenic in drinking water, evaluation of the EPA's Risk Assessment on Dioxins in the environment, and a review of the federal strategy to address environmental health and safety issues related to nanomaterials. He has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters in the field of toxicology, and is author of several key textbook chapters on the principles of toxicology, such as 'Casarett and Doull's Toxicology', 'Comprehensive Toxicology' and 'Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine'. Dr. Eaton is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. He was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine if the National Academies of Sciences.