Dr. Chris Coggins is a Board-Certified
Toxicologist, a qualification he has held since 1986, and a U.K. Registered Toxicologist. He is a Principal
in Carson Watts Consulting, with special expertise in inhalation
toxicology, general toxicology, toxicological pathology, and epidemiology.
Prior to becoming a consultant in 2003, Dr. Coggins worked in various
sectors of the tobacco industry. He was with Lorillard Tobacco in
Greensboro NC, for 6 years, and with R.J. Reynolds in Winston-Salem
NC, for 12 years. Prior to that Dr. Coggins worked at the Battelle-Geneva
laboratory in Switzerland, for 10 years. Dr. Coggins obtained his
Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1976 and obtained
his bachelor's degree from the University of Glasgow in 1972.
He has published extensively on the
toxicology of tobacco smoke.
An evaluation of the toxicity of 95 ingredients added
individually to experimental cigarettes: approach and methods
Charles L. Gaworski, Michael J. Oldham, Karl A. Wagner, Christopher R.E. Coggins, and
George J. Patskan
Research, Development & Engineering, Altria Client Services, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, USA and Carson Watts
Consulting, King, North Carolina, USA
In addition to publishing, Dr. Coggins acts as a reviewer for many scientific journals, including several
of the journals in which studies on tobacco toxicology are published.
Primary Service: ... to provide technical assistance in various aspects of inhalation
toxicology, including study design, exposure methods, study monitoring,
and data interpretation, and collation of such data
into reports and publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Secondary Service: ... to provide similar assistance as that described above, but
in the disciplines of general toxicology, toxicologic pathology,
... to provide testimony as an expert board-certified witness in
the toxicology disciplines described above.