Christopher Kuhlman, PhD, DABT, CIH
Dr. Christopher Kuhlman is a board-certified toxicologist (DABT) and industrial hygienist (CIH) with experience in the fields of occupational toxicology, environmental toxicology, industrial hygiene, and human health risk assessment. Dr. Kuhlman’s background includes a B.S. in Biochemistry from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with coursework focusing on physiology, chemistry, atmospheric and oceanic science, and microbiology. He pursued a Ph.D. in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology from The University of Arizona where he investigated renal- and hematopoietic-tissue proteins targeted by reactive metabolites of benzene and endogenous lipid electrophiles formed as a consequence of elevated oxidative stress. He used state-of-the-art proteomics technologies to identify amino acid modifications on proteins associated with genomic stability, protein folding, and metabolism.
As a Senior Toxicologist at CTEH, LLC, Dr. Kuhlman serves as a consulting toxicologist and industrial hygienist, providing guidance for risk assessment and remediation plans, leading responses to and providing toxicological and industrial hygiene support for hazardous incidents, and providing toxicological support to care providers and workers with potential exposures to hazardous materials. He is a responding toxicologist in the CTEH Toxicology Emergency Response Program (TERP) and has used his experience to help companies prepare for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kuhlman participates in a variety of projects, including evaluating the relationship between chemical exposure and disease, formulating emergency response guides, providing expert opinions for environmental contamination and toxic tort litigation, and providing supervision of COVID-19 health and safety teams.
Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Past or Current Professional Affiliations
- Society of Toxicology
- American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
- AIHA Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPG) Committee