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Dr. Sawyer is a toxicologist with a doctorate in toxicology from Indiana University School of Medicine. A diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine, Dr. Sawyer has more than 29 years of extensive experience in public health and forensic toxicology with specialized expertise in criminal and civil causation analyses (defendant and plaintiff). Areas of special expertise include alcohol, pharmaceuticals, herbal products, dioxins, solvents, heavy metals, crude oil, radionuclides, drugs-of-abuse and many other substances. As a skilled scientist and communicator in the area of toxic torts, Dr. Sawyer provides services to governmental agencies (US Attorney offices, US Navy, NYS Attorney General's Office), corporations and select plaintiffs or defendants. Dr. Sawyer currently serves as chief toxicologist for TCAS, LLC, and served for 23 years as an assistant professor (adjunct) with the Department of Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Sawyer also has approximately 14 years of experience as a licensed clinical and environmental laboratory director in several states. Additionally, Dr. Sawyer is a peer-reviewer and member of the editorial advisory board for the journal "The Forensic Examiner."