11 August 2020

Toxicology Division Expert Update


In order to meet today’s complex challenges, Rimkus Consulting Group provides more than 600 professional engineers, scientists, and consulting experts who offer real-world expertise that spans across a broad spectrum of public and private environments. Our Toxicology division has expanded to provide additional forensic consulting services in the following areas:



Sandra James-Yi is a Veterinary Toxicologist with more than 30 years of experience in private practice, academia, and industry. She holds two doctorates: a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in natural resources and environmental sciences. She is a diplomate of both the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology and a full member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Society of Toxicology, and American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

She has extensive experience in clinical veterinary medicine and surgery, veterinary medical toxicology, human and animal nutritional product safety, personal care product safety, and environmental toxicology.

In academia, Dr. James-Yi has held academic faculty positions developing the toxicology curricula for professional and graduate students and has been involved in collaborative research as well as public health and extension services.

In industry, she has extensive experience in global nutritional and personal care product safety, especially in the area of emerging markets for nutritional supplements. Her work has been primarily directed at identifying vulnerable populations, with a special focus on pediatric nutrition. She has functioned as the Technical, Nutritional Product Safety Lead for internal stakeholders in medical affairs, product integrity, quality assurance/quality control, nutritional research and development, global ingredient supply-chain acquisition, legal affairs, emerging issues and post-marketing surveillance teams.

Her toxicological expertise spans human and animal exposure and the adverse effects related to toxic plants, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, mycotoxins, quaternary ammonium compounds, heavy metals, smokeless tobacco products, personal care products and environmental chemical, microbial, entomological and zoonotic disease exposure.

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