Scott M. Drouin

Senior Consultant / Ph.D. / Houston

Background

Dr. Drouin holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology and a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology. He has over 28 years of experience and several publications investigating the role of the immune system and inflammation as it contributes to human physiology and disease.  He also has extensive laboratory research experience and broad-based training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunology, and pulmonary physiology.  He has served as peer reviewer with journals and grant review agencies and published work in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals.

As a senior scientist and toxicology consultant with Toxicology and Food Safety at the Rimkus Consulting Group, Dr. Drouin provides toxicological support in cases evaluating health effects due to injury involving exposure to a variety of environmental substances including chemicals and asbestos, mold, carcinogens, and infectious agents. Based on his extensive laboratory expertise, Dr. Drouin also provides case support for the testing and analysis of samples to support or refute allegations of contamination or exposure.

He specializes in the areas of toxicology, immunology, pulmonology, and physiology in order to support expert testimony to pre-trial cases. Responsibilities include verifying medical facts of each case, determining the validity of the claim based on scientific literature, assessing alternative causation, and communicating conclusions to the client.

Representative Engagements

Corroboration of medical facts due to substance exposure against known health endpoints to substantiate allegations or determine alternative causation. The following subject areas have been investigated for human health risk assessment: 

EXPOSURE:   HEALTH ENDPOINTS
Asbestos:   Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma
Benzene:   Leukemia, Lung Cancer
Chemical:   Relevant physiological injuries from documented chemical exposures
Drug:   Relevant physiological symptoms from documented drug exposures
Food, Water:   Relevant physiological injuries due to infection from Salmonella, Legionella, Campylobacter, Vibrio, Microsporidia, Scombroid Toxin
Mold:   Lung infection and injury

Provide case support for the testing of samples and analysis of laboratory results to support or refute allegations of contamination or exposure.

Education and Registrations

B.S. - Biology & Chemistry, Providence College
Ph.D. - Microbiology/Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham