Dr. Bates is a Supervising Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk with five years of consulting experience in toxicology and human health risk assessment. His primary training and areas of expertise include developmental and reproductive toxicology, regulatory toxicology, and heavy metal neurotoxicology. Dr. Bates has provided toxicological support in health hazard evaluations and risk assessment in addition to safety data compilations and evaluations using existing scientific literature and data development to support NDIN, GRAS determinations, and food contact notifications to FDA, as well as FIFRA submissions to the EPA. Experienced in the writing and analysis of toxicological profiles of pre-market, food-related products, chemical risk assessments of extractables and leachables for regulatory submissions of food-related and consumer products, and health hazard evaluations in response to food and environmental contamination events.


  • PhD, Integrative Neuroscience, Purdue University, 2014
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Purdue University, 2009

Professional Associations

  • Chairperson of Juvenile and Developmental Toxicity Poster Session, Society of Toxicology, 2018
  • American College of Toxicology, 2017 - Present
  • Graduate Student Representative, Society of Toxicology, Ohio Valley Chapter, 2013 – 2014
  • Ohio Valley Chapter Representative, Graduate Student Leadership Committee, Society of Toxicology, 2013 – 2014
  • Graduate Student Liaison, Society of Toxicology, Ohio Valley Chapter, 2013 – 2014
  • President, Health Sciences Graduate Student Organization, Purdue University, 2013 – 2014
  • Black Graduate Student Association, Purdue University, 2012 – 2014
  • Society of Toxicology, 2012 – Present

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (2019)
  • Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Platform Presentation, 1st Place, 2012
  • Purdue Health Sciences Graduate Student Service Award, 2013
  • Purdue Interdisciplinary Life Science Travel Award, 2012, 2013
  • NIH Minority Graduate Student Supplemental Fund, 2011 – 2013