Expert Toxicologist

Expert Toxicologist Highlight: Dr. Richard Stripp


St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Jamaica, New York 11439
Ph.D., Pharmacology & Toxicology Specialization, 1993
MS., Forensic Toxicology Specialization, 1988
BS. Toxicology (minors in Chemistry and Biology), 1983


Faculty Appointment

The City University of New York 2001-Present
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice &
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, Forensic Science Program
Tenured Assistant Professor of Forensic Toxicology &
Member of the Center of Modern Forensic Practice
New York, NY
Courses: Forensic Toxicology, Toxicology, Analytical Toxicology, Forensic Pharmacology, Clinical Toxicology, Toxicology of Environmental and Occupational Chemicals

Toxicology Certifications

New York State Department of Health Laboratory Director Certificate of Qualification

  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Forensic Toxicology
State of New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners

Bioanalytical Laboratory Director-Toxicology
Toxicology Director Additional States:  State of Florida, Pennsylvania, and Maryland

Recent Clinical Experience 

Chief Scientific and Technical Officer
Sterling Healthcare Services.
East Northport, New York
Serve as the Chief Science Officer providing technical oversight and scientific leadership to five toxicology laboratories; Sterling Reference Laboratories, WA, American Forensic Toxicology Services, NY, Forensic Laboratories, Denver, CO, Norchem Labs, Flagstaff, AZ, & SECON Labs, Worchester, MA.


CEO & Laboratory Director
American Forensic Toxicology Services, Inc.
586 New York Ave., 
Huntington NY 11743

Directing all aspects of a clinical and forensic toxicology laboratory and serve as an expert consultant in the field of toxicology and pharmacology to attorneys, investigators and physicians involved in forensic and clinical toxicological evaluations associated with ethanol, drugs and chemicals. Provide expert unbiased case reviews involving drugs of abuse, iatrogenic/ therapeutic agents, lead and other toxic metals, carbon monoxide and environmental/occupational hazards. Providing services related to all aspects of forensic, clinical, environmental, and general toxicology including, impartial evaluations involving drug effects, overdose, toxic chemical exposure, medical malpractice associated with drug therapy, poisoning, and the role of drugs, alcohol, or chemical exposure in civil and criminal litigation. This covers a full breath of forensic medical-legal cases:

  • Direction of all Laboratory Operations
  • Review and Approve Toxicology Reports
  • Consult with Clinicians Regarding Toxicology Results
  • Serve as an Expert Witness: Experienced in Depositions and Court testimony


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