Carla J. Kinslow, Ph.D.

Director, Toxicology and Food Safety

Forensic Services



Dr. Carla Kinslow has over 31 years of biomedical, regulatory, and environmental experience. She has expertise in inhalation and oral toxicology; derivation of regulatory screening values for oral and inhalation exposure, toxicogenomics; toxicological risk assessment and communication of such risk to diverse stakeholders; human health impacts analysis from emission events; air, soil, and water monitoring data; modeling data related to ambient air and drinking water quality; water contamination from oil and gas operations; and stakeholder communication.

She specializes in risk-based evaluation of air, soil, and groundwater toxicology under the USEPA, as well as state and federal guidelines. She has served as manager for various regulatory projects where she helped design and implement air monitoring networks, groundwater monitoring projects, and remediation scopes, with subsequent assessment and communication of such human health impacts based on collected data. She has extensive experience in the evaluation of drug and alcohol impairment and “DRAM” shop cases.

Dr. Kinslow also has extensive experience in the evaluation of pesticide/herbicide overspray cases as well as health risks based on genetic predisposition to disease from environmental, occupational, and pharmaceutical exposures. Notably, Dr. Kinslow is also an environmental microbiologist and regularly conducts indoor air quality mold investigations and beer contamination evaluations.


• Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology/Molecular Toxicology, Ph.D.: University of Texas Medical Branch (2008)

• Molecular Phycology/Marine Ecology, M.S.: Michigan Technological University (1997)

• Biology, B.A.: Indiana University Southeast (1992)

• Society of Toxicology: Full Member

• American Society of Microbiology: Premium Member

• Society of Toxicology of Canada: Regular Member

• University of Texas Medical Branch Alumni Committee: Member