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Robert J Hawley Phd Rbp Cbsp

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Biological Safety
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United States of America

Robert J Hawley Phd Rbp Cbsp


Dr. Hawley is easily one of the most recognized and respected authorities in biological safety. With decades of experience, Dr. Hawley has provided expertise to countless clients, Federal agencies, domestic and foreign governments, spanning issues of biological safety, public health and microbiological research. He has held numerous positions, such as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist and eventually the Chief, Safety and Radiation Protection Division, at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), and served as the Command Biological Safety Officer for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. In addition, Dr. Hawley has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Homeland Security. He is also a member of several response teams, including the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) Inspection Team, in Baghdad, Iraq and the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Against Terrorist Use of Biological Weapons to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Hawley is the recipient of a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an M.S. in Microbiology from Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pennsylvania Military College. Dr. Hawley is recognized as both a Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) and a Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP), and served as the President of ABSA from 2006-2007. Previously, he was also the President of the Chesapeake Affiliate of ABSA. 

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