Dr. Howard Taylor


Dr. Howard Taylor is the laboratory director for Addiction Labs. A nationally known toxicologist with over 30 years of experience, he is board certified by both the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry with a specialty in Toxicology. He has been laboratory director of the National Reference Laboratory, Clinical Toxicology Laboratory and also the Forensic Drug Testing SAMHSA certified laboratory. He is the author of two books and over a dozen book chapters as well as over 30 publications appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Credentials & Education

  • American Board of Forensic Toxicology
  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology
  • Tennessee Medical Laboratory Director’s License (Toxicology)
  • State of NY Laboratory Director Certificate of Qualification(COQ)
  • NLCP Laboratory Inspector for SAMHSA Drug Testing Laboratories
  • Instructor for DOT – Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT), CMI Inc.
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Department of Lab Medicine/ Division of Clinical Chemistry
  • Charleston, S.C., July 1982 -May 1984
  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, June 1982
  • Armstrong State College, Savannah GA
  • B.S. Education, Mathematics, June 1975
  • B.S. Chemistry, (cum laude) June 1977

Professional Associations

  • Member: Society of Forensic Toxicologists
  • Member: The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
  • Associate Member: American Academy of Forensic Sciences
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