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.

Education and Certifications

• Microbiology, Ph.D.: University of Alabama at Birmingham
• Biology & Chemistry, B.S.: Providence College