Dr. Bruce K. Bernard is Founder and President of SRA International, Inc., a consulting firm started in 1982 and now based in Cambridge, Maryland, which serves clients in animal and human health and environmental sciences particularly at the junction between science and regulations. He has been retained by the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dept. of the Navy, Dept. of Defense, as well as consumer industries and legal entities.
Dr. Bernard received his education at the University of Connecticut, graduating Magna cum Laude and with Honors, and at Purdue University. He has degrees in Pharmacology/Toxicology, Biostatistics, and Psychology. He is certified as a Fellow in Toxicology by the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.
Dr. Bernard began his professional career as an Assistant (and subsequently Associate and Tenured) Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Connecticut where he taught courses and laboratories in psychopharmacology and biostatistics to medical, nursing and pharmacy students. He conducted graduate and interdepartmental courses in biostatistics and established the Honors Program for undergraduate students. He has held adjunct academic appointments at University of Chicago and Campbell University.
His career as a toxicologist has spanned over 40 years during which time he has served as Senior Toxicologist at Searle Pharmaceutical; Director of Toxicology and Pathology at the Amoco Oil Laboratories at the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute; Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers’ Association; and Senior Toxicologist for the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Bernard has published more than 60 books, monographs and full-length publications in addition to extensive Letters to the Editor, Abstracts and contributed papers. He has been invited to serve as Chairman and/or Invited Speaker at more than 30 national and international scientific meetings. He is the recipient of several awards including those from the Public Health Service, National Science Foundation, University of Connecticut and Lederle Pharmaceutical Company.
Dr. Bernard has served for over 25 years as a member of Editorial Boards, Associate Editor, Section Editor or Reviewer for the International J. Toxicology, Neurobehavioral Toxicology & Teratology, J. Neuroscience Research, Science, Toxicon, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Physiology and Behavior, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, J. Comparative & Physiological Psychology, Aggressive Behavior, Lloydia, and Flavor and Fragrance Materials.
Dr. Bernard’s professional memberships have included: Society of Toxicology, American College of Toxicology, International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Toxicology, Toxicology Forum, American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Latin American Association for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease and the American Psychological Association.
He currently resides in the beautiful environs of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Jeanne and their Welsh corgis, Cozmo Cramer and Atticus Finch. He has three delightful children, Carie, Gregory and Rebeccah.