Leadership - Barry K. Logan, Ph.D., F-ABFT

Barry K. Logan, Ph.D., F-ABFT

Vice President of Forensic Science Initiatives and Chief of Forensic Toxicology

Dr_Logan_2.jpgDr. Barry K. Logan is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Scotland graduating with degrees in chemistry and forensic toxicology in 1982 and 1986 respectively. He received four (4) years postdoctoral training in forensic toxicology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. In 1990, he was appointed State Toxicologist and Assistant Professor of laboratory medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and in 1999 he was appointed Director of Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau for the Washington State Patrol. He served in both positions until 2008, when he joined NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as National Director of Forensic and Toxicological Services. NMS Labs is a leading US provider of esoteric toxicological testing services, specializing in new drug detection and forensic analysis for the prosecution and defense in criminal justice and death investigation agencies. Dr. Logan’s responsibilities include management of toxicology resources, new test design and development, quality management, and expert testimony in forensic toxicology and chemistry.

Dr. Logan is Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists (ABFT), and has over ninety (90) publications in toxicology and analytical chemistry, including treatises on the effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, hallucinogens and depressant drugs on drivers, and postmortem redistribution of drugs, and the toxicology and chemistry of novel psychoactive substances. His recent work has focused on the analytical and interpretive toxicology of emerging recreational and designer drugs. In 2002, Dr. Logan was appointed Executive Director of the Robert F Borkenstein Center for Studies of Law inaction at Indiana University where he directs the Borkenstein Courses. Since 2010, Dr. Logan has also served as Executive Director at the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education at the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation in suburban Philadelphia. The Center supports educational programs in the forensic sciences for high school and graduate students, and continuing professional education for forensic science professionals. Dr. Logan has made over three hundred (300) presentations to professional groups and conferences in the area of forensic science.

Dr Logan is a member of many professional organizations in forensic science including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, and the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, and has served on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

In recognition of his work and contributions, Dr. Logan has received International Association of Forensic Toxicologists mid-career achievement award in 2004, the AAFS Rolla N. Harger Award in 2010, the National Safety Council's Robert F. Borkenstein Award in 2011, and the Widmark Award from the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) in 2013. He has served in various positions on the Board of the AAFS since 2005, and as President in 2013.
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