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Curriculum Vitae -- Alan M. Goldberg, Ph.D.


The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St., W7032
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-614-4990
Fax: 410-614-2871


  • Founding Director (Emeritus) and Chairman of the Board, The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Principal, Global Food Ethics


1962-66University of Minnesota (Ph.D.)
Pharmacology under F.E. Shideman; Minor - Physiology
1961-62University of Wisconsin - Pharmacology
1957-61Brooklyn College of Pharmacy (B.A.) - Pharmacology
1958Queens College - Mathematics (Summer)
1956-57Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn - Engineering


Dr Goldberg's interests are in humane science, the use of animals and the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) of animals in biomedical sciences, toxicology, and risk assesment. Research activities include the incorporation of in vitro and refinement alternatives in risk assesment and regulatory toxicology. Additionally, policy issues associated with animal use are intergral to these activities. For full details visit Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

For education in humane science, see Enhancing Humane Science course available on the CAAT website.

Dr. Goldberg is a professor of Toxicology. He is the Founding Director and currently Chairman of The Board of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Dr Goldberg's interest in Ethical/Fair Food came in 2007 he was appointed to the Pew Commission on the Impact of Industrial Farm Animal Production.

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is focused on working with industry and government to incorporate the latest technologies and the most humane science in product safety decision-making. The Center supports the development of new in vitro methods and refinement alternatives that contribute to basic research, product development, and regulatory decisions. It also provides education to scientists on how one practices the most humane science, aka – the 3Rs of alternatives – refinement, replacement, reduction.

Dr. Goldberg actively serves on the International Animal Welfare Advisory Board of Shell, consults with CeeTox (an in vitro toxicology CRO) and Epithelix. In the non-profit area, he is a trustee of the Humane Society University, a member of the Advisory Board of Faculty for the Department of Institutional Review Ethics and Administration in Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Graduate School for Life, The Catholic University of Korea, (South Korea), a member of the Alexandra Foundation (Monaco), a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Scientific Communication (ISC); and is on the Toxicology Panel of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority in Parma, Italy).

Starting in 2007, Dr. Goldberg served as a Pew Commissioner on the study of the Impact of Industrial (US) Farm Animal Production, on issues of public health, environment, animal welfare and social justice. While on the commission, Dr. Goldberg studied with the Talmudic Scholar Rabbi Avram Reisner to learn the Jewish laws dealing with food animal production. At the request of the Committee on Jewish Law of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Dr. Goldberg shared his understandings of farm animal welfare. Dr. Goldberg also chairs the management board of Orange House Partnership, a Belgium NGO dedicated to provide training on food safety to the developing world.


Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences,
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Founding Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing        


Chairman of the Board, The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing


Advisory Board Member of Faculty for the Department of Institutional Review Ethics and Administration in Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Graduate School for Life, The Catholic University of Korea (South Korea)


Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, The Alexandra Project (Monaco)


Member of the Board of Directors, The Institute for Scientific Communication (ISC)


Member of the Board of Directors (Trustee), Humane Society University



Member of the Toxicology Panel of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)2010-13
Chair, Management Board, Orange House Partnership, Belgium2009-13
Commissioner, Pew National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production2007-09
Visiting Professor, University of Utrecht, Netherlands Center for Alternatives (4 months)2002
Visiting Scientist at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Consultant on Animal Welfare Issues, Paris, France (April-August)1998
Associate Dean for Corporate Affairs, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1994-99
Associate Dean for Research, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1984-94
Administrative Director, NBPA Health Education Program / HIV Education for NBA1992-1995
Visiting Professor, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem Israel (3 months)1985
Director, Industrial Liaison Office, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1983-84
Director, The Johns Hopkins Health Associates1982-84
Director, Division of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1980-82
Principal Research Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Institute1979-83
Acting Director, Division of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1979-80
Associate Chairman, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health1978-80
Visiting Professor, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Summer)1975
Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University1971-78
Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University1969-71
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Indiana University1967-69
Research Associate - under R.E. McCaman, Indiana University, Institute of Psychiatric Research1966-67
Research Assistantship, University of Minnesota1962-66
Research Assistantship, University of Wisconsin1961-62


Vision/Mission Statement


To be a leading force in the development and use of reduction, refinement, and replacement alternatives in research, testing, and education to protect and enhance the health of the public.


  • Promote and support research in the development of in vitro and other alternative techniques.
  • Serve as a forum to foster discussion among diverse groups leading to creative approaches to facilitate acceptance and implementation of alternatives.
  • Provide reliable information on the science, philosophy, and public policy of alternatives to academia, government, industry, and the general public.
  • Educate and train in the application of alternatives.

The Center is dedicated to outstanding science with a passion for animal welfare.


  • Grants Program
    • In Vitro Sciences
    • Refinement
    • Animal Welfare
  • TestSmart--Developmental Neurotoxicology


With the world's population likely to exceed 9.5 billion by 2050, our global community faces an enormous challenge—how to ensure everyone will have enough of the right foods to secure a desirable level of health. Ensuring that every individual has affordable access to sufficient and nutritious food is a profoundly important and consensual moral imperative. However, there are deep, entrenched, disagreements about what values, besides human health, should be taken into account, and what systems and strategies for the production, distribution, and consumption of food are ethically acceptable.

One obstacle to securing affordable access to nutritious food is the absence of a minimum set of common ethical standards that accommodates and responds to the major constituencies and stakeholders engaged in producing, distributing and consuming food. As a necessary first step toward constructing a critical consensus document, we propose to build a shared conceptual framework that identifies the distinctively moral disagreements that are impediments to feeding the world's population. This conceptual framework is intended to serve as the foundation on which a common set of ethical standards can be constructed.  

For more information on the Global Food Ethics Project, see the project's webpage.


Society Membership:

  • The Academy of Toxicological Sciences*
  • In Vitro Toxicology Society*
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science*
  • American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Biology (FASEB)*
  • American Society of Neurochemistry
  • Society for Neurosciences
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • International Society of Neurochemistry
  • Society of Toxicology*
  • International Study Group on Memory Disorders (ISG)
  • International Union of Pharmacology - Section on Toxicology
  • American College of Toxicology*
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • American College of Toxicology
  • Tissue Culture Association, Inc.
  • Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA)

* Active

Special Society Functions:

  • Chairman of numerous scientific sessions and symposia at national and international meetings
  • Society for Neurosciences, Baltimore Chapter President, July 1971 through January 1973
  • Mid-Atlantic Acetylcholine Discussion Group - Co-organizer
  • Originator of 1st World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences - 1993
  • Developer of work shops, CE courses, symposia for SOT, toxicology forum, and numerous other groups

Committee Experience:


Practice Committee (EHS)2011-present
Spira-Grace Project at the BSPH, Board Member 2008
BSPH EHS Research Committee2004-2009
SHPH EHS Departmental Self-Study Committee2001
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee2001-2002
SHPH Committee on Animal Care and Use2000
SHPH Year 2000 Strategic Plan Subcommittee for Research and Practice1999
JHU Committee on Research and Intellectual Property Policy on Copyright and Electronic Courseware1999
Committee on Clinical Pathways/Guidelines1997
Ad Hoc Task Force on Educational Materials in the Digitized Age1997
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (Board of Directors)1997-2009
Professional Practice Plan1996-1999
Consumer Health Group1995-1998
Steering Committee for 1994 Economic Impact Study1994
University Committee on Intellectual Property1994-1998
University-wide Invention Committee - (Chairman 1988-89) (became Committee on Intellectual Property)1986-1994
University Committee on Conflict of Interest1994-1996
University Investment Manager Selection Committee1989
Committee on Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Chairman1989-1995
Committee on Technology Transfer, Chairman1988-1995
Committee on Montgomery County Development1989-92
Society of Alumni Program Committee1988
JHMI Space Committee1987-89
Mann Institute Advisory Board1986
Vaccine Delivery Task Force1986
Center for the Advancement of Radiation Education and Research Advisory Council1986-93
Committee on Animal Care and Use1985-90
School Space Committee II1984
Biomedical Research Support Grant - Chairman1984-90
Committee on Human Research1984-90
University-wide Safety Management Committee1984-94
University-wide Scholars Program Review Committee - Chairman1984-89
Departmental Professional Practice Committee1982-84
Salary and Finance Committee - Faculty General Assembly1981-82
Advisory Council on Environmental Health1981-
School Curriculum Committee - Chairman1981-84
Departmental Executive Committee1978-82
Committee on Distribution of General Funds1978
Committee on Committee1977
Departmental Curriculum Committee - Chairman1977-78
Search Committee for the Chairman of Population Dynamics1977
Graduate Board1975-79
Committee on General Research Support1975-79
Committee on Academic Programs1975-78
Executive Committee of Faculty General Assembly1974-76
Grievance Committee - Chairman1974-76
Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions Committee on Laboratory Animal Care1973-78


OrangeHouse Partnership, Chairman of Management Board2009
Board of Trustees - BethAm Synagogue1993-96
Maryland Council on the Scientific Use of Animals1990-93
The Governor's Task Force on Animal Issues1989
Montgomery County Biotechnology Network Steering Committee1989-93
Rotterdam Sister City Committee1985-92

National and International Committees:

Trustee, Toxicology Education Foundation2011
Member, ILSI-HESI Risk Assessment in the 21st Century: Tiered (Integrated) Testing Sub-Team2010
Member of the Toxicology Panel of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)            2009
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies2006
EPA Chemical Prioritization Community of Practice2006
The Pew Charitable Trust, National Commission on Industrial Food Animal Production2006-08
Review Committee ? Anim.Al.See (EU Commission)2004
Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Alternatives Congress Trust, Inc.2001-09
President of In Vitro Section of Society of Toxicology2000-01
Vice President to In Vitro Section of Society of Toxicology1998-00
Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (ACATM)1998-04
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Steering Committee on Percutaneous Absorption1997
Food and Drug Administration - Science Board Sub-Committee on Toxicology1996-98
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Harmonization of Validation Criteria for Alternative Tests1995-96
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Panel on Screening and Testing Chemicals in Commerce1995-
Secretariat for Council on Animal Issues1988-94
Organizing Committee/NATO Advanced Study Institute1993
Scientific Blue-Ribbon Review Board - Procter & Gamble Company1991
OTA-Advisory Panel for the Office of Technology Assessment of New Developments in Neuroscience1990
ICI Americas, Stuart Pharmaceutical, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee1986-00
World Society for the Protection of Animals - Marchig Animal Welfare Awards Committee1986-95
Humane Society of the United States - Awards Committee1989-
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Committee of Revision1986-92
In Vitro Testing Advisory Panel1986-90
Mt. Sinai Environmental Epidemiology Training Program Advisory Board (Dana Fellows)1986-90
National Research Council - National Academy of Sciences Board on Toxicology & Environmental Health Hazards1984-86
Chairman - Pesticide Information Review and Evaluation Committee (NAS)1985-86
Council of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources (NAS)1986-1993
Review of use and care of animals in the Air Force Medical Research Program1984
International Group on Cholinergic Function - Organizing Committee1984-90
National Science Foundation, Section of Neurobiology (grant review) Office of Technology Assessment - Alternatives to the use of Animals in Research and Testing1984
U.S. Army - Grants Review Panel1983-84
National Institutes of Health1986-90
Committee for Clinical Trials in the Epilepsy Branch
Environmental Health Sciences (grant reviews and site visits)
Neurological Communicative Diseases and Stroke (grant reviews and site visits)
LSRO-FASEB Choline and Lecithin in Neurological Disease States - Review Panel1980
American Society for Neurochemistry - Public Policy Committee
EPA Review Panel - Health Effects Section
Member of Panel1982-84
ASPET Subcommittee on Public Information1979-83
Radiation Oncology Coordination Subcommittee, Radiosensitizer/Radioprotector working group on neurotoxicity1977


Consulting Editor, MaryAnn Liebert2013-present
Proctor & Gamble2008-2013
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)1998
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease1996
Advanced Tissue Sciences1994
J.P. Morgan Investment Bank1992
In Vitro Technologies1991-1996
Applied Biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute1991-1994
Molecular Devices1988-1993
IBM Corporation1987-(intermittent)
New Castle State Hospital, New Castle Indiana1968-1969
Wrightsville Marine Biomedical Laboratories
Astra Pharmaceutical Company(mid-70's)
Clonetics Corporation1984-1992

Advisory Boards (Private Sector):

Humane Society University2011-present
Vienna Encyclopedia of Animal Welfare (VEAW) University of Vienna2011-present
Department of Institutional Review Ethics and Administration in Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Graduate School for Life, The Catholic University of Korea (South Korea)2010-present
The Alexandra Project (Monaco)2010-present
The Institute for Scientific Communication (ISC)2010-present
Orange House Partnership2009-2013
Shell Chemical2007-2013
IAMS (P&G) – International 2007-2012
ASPCA National Advisory Board1999-2000
Xenogen Corporation (Board of Directors)1998-2006
Health Interventions, Inc. (Board of Directors)1994-1996
JF Morgan Foundation - Canada1990-1998
Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board - Clonetics Corporation1985-1992
Board of Trustees - Hildegard Doerenkamp/Gerhard Zbinden Foundation (Swiss)1985-2001
Scientific Advisory Board - Hazelton Biotechnologies Company1986-1987
Board of Trustees - Broadway Development Corporation1987-1992
Board of Trustees - FSK Land Corporation1987-1992
Advisory Board Tufts University - EPA Alternative Project


  • Have testified before (Federal) House and Senate committees as well as the Maryland legislature, and The House of Lords, UK.

Editorial Activities:

Editorial Board:

  • Applied In Vitro Toxicology
  • In Vitro Toxicology
  • Journal ATLA (through 2014)
  • Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Teratology (through 1989)
  • Toxicology In Vitro (through 1991)
  • Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Scientific Reviewer:

  • Biochemical Pharmacy
  • Developmental Biology
  • Life Sciences
  • Neurochemistry, Journal of Neuropharmacology
  • Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Science
  • Toxicology
  • Journal of Neurosciences
  • International Journal of Toxicology - Section Editor
  • Journal of The American Medical Association
  • Journal of Epidemiology


  • Member of the ALEXANDRA Project, Monaco, 2010
  • Lifetime Dedication Award:  Patron of the 3Rs – 7th World Congress, August 2009
  • Non Hopkins Thesis Committees (1st- initiated 2006)
  • The State of Maryland Governor’s Citation, 2006
  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award, 2001
  • Society of Toxicology Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award, 2000
  • Ambassador of Toxicology Award, Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology, 1998
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, Long Island University, 1995
  • Excerpta Medica Lecturer, Medical Libraries Association - 1992
  • Distinguished Alumni Award - Long Island University - 1992
  • Who's Who Environmental Registry - First Listed 1992
  • Chevron Lectureship Award, University of California at Davis - 1991
  • 1st Russell & Burch Award, Humane Society of the United States - 1991
  • Who's Who in Society, First Listed - 1988
  • Who's Who in America, First Listed - 1986
  • Indiana Neurological Society Award, 1967
  • Rho Chi Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Listed in American Men and Women in Science
  • Who's Who in the East
  • Who's Who in the South
  • Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology
  • Who's Who in World Jewry
  • Delta Omega
  • International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • Men of Achievement
  • International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
  • Non Hopkins Thesis Committees (1st- initiated 2006)
  • Bart De Wever - University of Maastricht — The Netherlands
  • Margot Meijer — Utrecht University — The Netherlands
  • S. Bakand — University of New South Wales - Australia


2004 - Developed online course: "Enhancing Humane Science/Improving Animal Research." Available inside and outside Johns Hopkins.

Outside Teaching:

Participates/participated in continuing education in the areas of:

  • Neurotoxicity
  • Acetylcholine Metabolism
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • In Vitro Toxicology
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Maryland, Department of Pharmacology
  • Medical School Course 1979-1981

Former Students/Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Renee Gardner (current)
  • Dr. Atreyi Mukherji (current)
  • Dr. Kim Drnec
  • Dr. Rebecca Freeman
  • Dr. Stuart Ibsen
  • Dr. Diego Bubola
  • Dr. Evelyn Schreuder
  • Dr. Mariken Zbinden
  • Dr. Aileen Kaita-Ritchie
  • Dr. Robert Krell
  • Dr. Ellen Silbergeld
  • Dr. Phyllis Mullinex
  • Dr. Paul Carroll
  • Dr. Thomas Tomosky
  • Dr. Ng-Long Chong
  • Dr. Yossi Kimhi
  • Dr. George Bierkamper
  • Dr. Christopher Molineaux
  • Dr. William Millington
  • Dr. Sheryl Sato
  • Dr. Barbara Bass
  • Dr. Elias Aizenman-Stern
  • Dr. William Wonderlin
  • Dr. Michael Soskopf


Have been funded by the NIH with ROI's and/or Program Projects as well as other NIH grants. Current funding includes grants/contracts from the private sector. During the last 15 years, more than 70 companies have funded our work.


Other Scientific Related Events:

  • Participated in a documentary film on lead poisoning for the British Broadcasting Company
  • U.S. House of Representatives - Committee on Science and Technology Testimony, 1986
  • Maryland House of Representatives - House Judiciary Committee Testimony, 1987
  • Developed (with Bert van Zupthen) concept for World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use In The Life Sciences, 1st Congress held in 1993, 2nd in 1996.

University Related Activities - Professional Practice:

  • Development of Laboratories and Administration Unit of (Applied Research Center) the Cooperative Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Development of Scientific Protocol and Project Director of Environmental and Epidemiological Studies on Individuals Exposed to Kepone - Human Health Effect Evaluation, 1979-80
  • Development of Scientific Protocol of Health Hazard Evaluation of Individuals Living Near a Hazardous Waste (Chemical) Landfill - Memphis, Tennesee, 1980-81
  • Principles of Toxicology. A three-day intensive course on basic principles of toxicology. This course is repeated yearly, Developed 1981, (Also known as "Toxicology Update") - Course Director, 1981-1985
  • Toxicology Consultant - Center on Occupational and Environmental Health - The Johns Hopkins University
  • Development of yearly symposium for The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • Development of Symposia for the Johns Hopkins Associates in Environmental Health
  • Development of Newsletters for the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing and The Johns Hopkins Health Associates
  • Administrative Director - National Basketball Players Association Program on AIDS Education, Counseling and Testing
  • Talk with the Maryland Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee - "Issues in Transferring Technology" - February 19, 1992

Alan M. Goldberg's Publications

Alan M. Goldberg's Presentations