Dr. Hayes is a toxicologist with experience in industry and academics. He holds appointments at Harvard University as a Visiting Scientist and the School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst as a Research Professor, Michigan State University as an adjunct Professor and as a Senior Science Advisor to Spherix Consulting. Previously, Dr. Hayes held the position of Vice President and Corporate Toxicologist for RJR Nabisco with responsibility for all regulatory and toxicology issues related to the safety of ingredients and food contact substances for food and drink products worldwide. Subsequently, as Corporate Vice-President of Product Integrity at the Gillette Company, he had management responsibility for the safety evaluation and regulatory compliance of a variety of consumer products, plant safety, environmental stewardship, and quality control.
Dr. Hayes has served on numerous committees and expert panels for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense. Dr Hayes is currently a member of the Food Advisor Committee, US Food and Drug Administration and Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board, US EPA. Dr. Hayes has served on a number of GRAS Expert Panels. Dr. Hayes has authored more than 250 peer reviewed publications, is the coeditor of Hayes’ Principles and Methods of Toxicology, 6th Edition, Editor for the Americas, Human and Experimental Toxicology, Editor in Chief, Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology and co-editor of the Target Organ Toxicity Series. Dr. Hayes was the Editor-in-Chief, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Dr. Hayes is a past Secretary-General of IUTOX (two terms), past treasurer and board member of the American Board of Toxicology, a past president of the American College of Toxicology, the Toxicology Education Foundation, and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and a past member of the council of the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Hayes is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological
Sciences, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the Institute of Biology (UK), the American College of Forensic Examiners and the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Hayes is a registered toxicologist in the European Union (ERT) and a certified nutrition specialist (food safety). Dr. Hayes was honored by the Society of Toxicology in 2006 with the Society’s Merit Award, by the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology with its Ambassador Award
in 2012, by the American College of Toxicology in 2012 with its Distinguished Scientist Award and by the International Dose-Response Society in 2013 with its Outstanding Leadership Award. Dr. Hayes was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American College of Toxicology in 2013
and a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014.
Dr. Hayes holds degrees from Auburn University (Ph.D. and M.S.) and Emory University (A.B.). Dr. Hayes was a NSF predoctoral fellow at Auburn University, a NIH individual postdoctoral fellow at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, a NATO Senior Scientist at the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Weybridge, England and held a NIH Research Career Development Award. Dr. Hayes has held tenured Professorships at the University of Alabama, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.