Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is pleased to name Barry K. Logan, Ph.D., DABFT, one of the world’s foremost authorities on alcohol and drug-impaired driving, as the 20th recipient of its Robert F. Borkenstein Award. Dr. Logan is a leader in research on impaired driving with a special focus on new designer drugs and prescription medications and how they impact driver performance and crash risk. He also provides forensic toxicology consulting and interpretation, as well as expert testimony in DUI alcohol/drugs cases, and helps identify and develop innovative tests for the forensic and clinical drug testing markets.
Throughout his career, Dr. Logan’s research efforts have centered on human performance toxicology, DUI/alcohol and DUI/drugs, drug-facilitated sexual assaults, and postmortem toxicology. He has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in many leading journals – often the only or leading work on a given topic. Dr. Logan earned his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and worked in leadership roles at the University of Washington and the Washington State Patrol before accepting his current position as the national director of forensic services at Willow Grove, PA-based NMS Labs, one of the leading independent forensic science laboratories in the United States.
Since 2001, Dr. Logan also has managed and taught at Indiana University’s Center for Studies of Law in Action, where he has hosted experts in alcohol and drug impairment from around the world as members of the faculty. In 2010, he established the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education at the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation in Willow Grove, PA to promote teaching, mentorship and academic research in the forensic sciences.
Dr. Logan is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, the primary credentialing organization in forensic toxicology for practitioners and laboratories, and has served on its Board of Directors since 2000. He also serves as treasurer of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
The award, named for Professor Robert F. Borkenstein – the inventor of the Breathalyzer® – recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol/drugs in relation to traffic and transportation safety. Dr. Logan will be presented with the award on Feb. 21 in Chicago at a dinner in his honor in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs of the NSC Transportation Safety Division.
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