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Your Environment. Your Health.

Toxicology Liaison

Christopher Weis, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D.
Toxicology Liaison
Tel 301-496-3511
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20814

Chris Weis, Ph.D., joined NIEHS in August 2010. He brings decades of practical experience working in the fields of rapid exposure and risk evaluation for environmental emergencies and environmental forensics. Weis’ office is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.

As the NIEHS toxicology liaison, Weis serves as a senior advisor to NIEHS/NTP Director Rick Woychik, Ph.D. and also represents the institute and NTP on national and international committees, subcommittees, task forces, and ad hoc working groups. This allows Weis the opportunity to not only communicate the goals and priorities of the director to key officials at other Federal research, regulatory, and health agencies, but also to hear from them and others to help guide the development of the institute’s programs and functions. Weis also serves as a liaison to external constituencies, stakeholders, and advocacy groups, as well as members of the NTP community.  

As part of his responsibilities, Weis was recently named to represent NIEHS as a co-chair on the Toxics and Risks Subcommittee of the White House National Science and Technology Council Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability.

Prior to joining NIEHS in August 2010, Weis served as a senior toxicologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) in Denver. While at NEIC, he worked in criminal forensics and established a laboratory for trace analysis of biomolecular evidence. Weis served as adjoint faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and was a regular lecturer in risk communication at the Scripps Howard Institute in Boulder, Colo. Weis is well versed in a wide variety of environmental contaminants, including asbestos, lead, radon, and vermiculite insulation.

Weis completed his Ph.D. in medical physiology and toxicology at Michigan State University  in 1987, and was awarded two NIH postdoctoral fellowship positions at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

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