- Microbiology PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1964.
- Board Certified Diplomate in Toxicology, 1989 - present (Member Standards of Knowledge Committee).
- Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, American Association of Chemists.
- Broad teaching and research experience in the Life Sciences focusing on Human Medicine using the disciplines of bacteriology, virology, immunology, epidemiology, biochemistry, physiology, analytical chemistry, toxicology, epidemiology and environmental sciences.
- Consulting and Peer Review extensively with the EPA, Superfund, NIH, NIEHS, and others.
- Listed in American Men and Women of Science; Marquis Who's Who in the World and in America; and a dozen other sources.
- Over $6,500,000 in
federal research grants, and over 150
mechanisms of toxicity, including oxygen free radical biology and
chemistry for various diseases of the brain (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's) and lung (COPD, RADS, Asthma), premature infant
oxygen therapy, and various therapeutics.
- Author: "The Art and Science of Expert
Witnessing", Cypress Publishing Group, 2002, and “Miracles”, BookSurge
- Professorships (teaching and research) in Molecular Microbiology and
Immunology, School of Medicine; Biomedical Sciences, College of
Veterinary Medicine; and John M. Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center,
University of Missouri, Columbia.
- A 40+ page resume, including a list of attorneys I have assisted, is available on request via mail or e-mail.
expert witnessing and consulting broadly in the Life Sciences,
including: Toxicology (including academic, general, forensic,
pharmaceutical and governmental); safety review of medical devices and
therapeutics; white papers; risk assessment; review of medical records
for cause-and-effect; medical writing; and serving trial judges as a
Expert witness since early 1980s; defense/plaintiff, civil/criminal; as
a pre-trial consultant, and disclosed for depositions and trials,
affidavits, and workman's compensation cases.. Hired for 180+ cases in
NY, MO, KS, TX, OK, IL, AR, AL, FL, CA, CO, MI, MS, TN, IA, WV, NE, NC,
SC, NV, MD, WY, KY, WA, and OH, Plus Toronto, Canada. 31 depositions
and 20 trials including for Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greenglass,
Manhattan, NYC; Fulbright and Jaworski, Houston; Shook Hardy and Bacon,
KC; Faust Goetz Schenker & Blee, Manhattan, NY; Ford Parshall and
Baker, Columbia, MO; Goldstein and Price, St. Louis; Helfrey Simon and
Jones, St. Louis.
- Evaluating the scientific merit of complex cases requiring broad knowledge and experience.
- Cause-and-effect relationships
(as opposed to associations) for chronic and acute toxic exposures to
environmental and workplace chemical, including asbestos (defense),
benzene and other solvents, metals (lead, zinc, manganese, and other
metals), particulates (including nanoparticles), dusts and gases (including carbon monoxide), and
most organic and inorganic chemicals affecting most organ systems.
- Infectious diseases,
antibiotic therapy, mold exposure (allergic reactions and infections-
histoplasmosis, blastomycosis), epidemiology, Immunology.
- Environmental spills and contaminations (air, water, soil); examples: LUST, gasoline, diesel, PAH.
- Alleged pestidide (herbicide, rodenticide, biocide) drift and/or misuse.
- Alcohol and illicit drug use
(including criminal), and ethical drugs for impairment
(examples: boating and vehicle accidents, including barge
- Odor assessment and remediation for lagoons, CAFUS, and the deoderant and perfume industries.
- Serving as an Independent Master at trial for Judges for complex, scientific issues.
Olen R. Brown, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
- The White House,
unpaid consultant for Carlton Turner, Director, Drug Abuse Policy
Office for President Ronald Reagan, relative to Marijuana, 1982.
- Consultant for Corporations and Universitites,
981 to present. Consultant for Guideline/Intota (formerly Sophion
Tech); Douglas Peterson, Inc.; Reuters; Gerson Lehman; The Round Table
Group; The ScienceAdvisory Board; Thompson West; IMS Expert Services;
Martindale; and Eastern Research Group.
- Invited Reviewer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science: 45 books and films.
- Invited Test Item Writer: MCAT and ACT, medical school and college admission tests, 1990-91 and 1992, respectively
- Invited Judge: Research
& Development Magazine's 100 Adwards, 1996, 1999; and annually
for the past 10 years, judge for acceptability of abstracts
submitted by scientists for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Free
Radical Biology and Medicine.
- Peer Reviewer for Superfund Research for NIEHS: 1990-1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2005.
- Peer Reviewer for NIH, NIEHS, EPA, and CDC for medically-related SCOR Projects and Grants: 1979, 1986, 1999; and for the EPA:1998,
1999-2000, 2003-2008, and for ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry pf the CDC); and HEAST (Health Effects Assessment
Summary Tables); Toxidity Profiles (including cancer risk assessment,
and acute, subchronic, and chronic toxicities and related risk
assessment documents for specific chemicals.
- Peer Reviews administered by the Eastern ResearchGroup, and The American Institute for Biological Sciences: 1997-
- Peer Reviews for
the US Army Medical Research & Material Command, Defense
Department; Naval Medical Research; amd Kansas DEPSCoR 2000: 1995-96
- Peer Reviewer for Scientific Journals, and service on Editorial Boards: Peer reviewer:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Analytical Biochemistry,
Environmental Health Perspectives, American Journal of Physiology,
Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Archives of Biochemistry
and Biophysics, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Biochemical Letters,
Chemical Research in Toxicology, International Journal of Biomedical
Science, and others. Editorial Boards: Biomedical
Letters, The Faculty Press, Cambridge, England, 1991-1995; and Managing
Editorial Board for Frontiers of Bioscience, an on-line Encyclopedia of
Science and Medicine, 2003-.
527 North Cedar Lake Drive West, Columbia, MO 65203
Telephone 573-449-7444; and e-mail BrownO@missouri.edu (Revised: December, 2013)