Bruce A Goldberger

Bruce A Goldberger, Ph.D.

Chief, Director And Professor

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 627-2001
Business Email: goldbeba@pathology.ufl.edu

About Bruce A Goldberger

Dr. Bruce Goldberger is a Professor and the Chief of the Division of Forensic Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Goldberger holds a joint Professor position in the Department of Psychiatry Division of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is the Medical Director of UF Health Pathology Laboratories Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, the Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, and the Program Director of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System.

Dr. Goldberger is the Technical and Administrative Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Florida which provides toxicological services to Medical Examiner Offices and State and local law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. Dr. Goldberger has been qualified as an expert witness more than 350 times in Federal, State, Military and Canadian courts of law. Dr. Goldberger is an opioid consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention and is a member of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Emerging Threats Committee.

Dr. Goldberger received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Goldberger is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the AACC Academy.

Dr. Goldberger is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger is a past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, and the current President of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board. Dr. Goldberger has published numerous articles, reviews and chapters related to forensic toxicology and is co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing, 1st and 2nd editions, On-Site Drug Testing and Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 6th Edition.

In recognition of his student research achievements in forensic toxicology, Dr. Goldberger was presented with the first annual Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1988. In addition, he was the 1994 recipient of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award. In 2004, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists’ Mid-career Achievement Award for Excellence in Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger also received the Alexander O. Gettler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field and profession of forensic toxicology from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2006, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Medical Examiners in 2008, and the Achievement in the Sciences Award from Drew University in 2012. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of the National Safety Council’s 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award.

Honors & Awards

2018 · Northeastern University
2017 · Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division, National Safety Council
2012 · Drew University
2008 · Florida Association of Medical Examiners
2006 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
2004 · The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
1994 · American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1991 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1988 · American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1986 · Society of Forensic Toxicologists
1984 · Society of Forensic Toxicologists

Publications

2015 Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2011 New England Journal of Medicine
2009 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
2009 Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research
2008 Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2008 American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2008 The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Grants

Apr 2020 ACTIVE
National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
Oct 2019 – Dec 2019
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 2018-2019 annual report
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Sep 2019
Supplementing the FROST dashboard
MONROE CNTY · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Aug 2019
FLDOH Emergency Preparedness and Community Support Equipment Purchase
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Contract for Archaeological and Forensic Anthropological Services
UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Principal Investigator
Feb 2019 ACTIVE
Is Cortisol Really a Factor in Cognitive Decline?
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER ·
Oct 2018 – Jun 2019
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) team
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Program Sustainment Portable Morgue Warehouse Operations and Response Team Training
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Oct 2017 ACTIVE
Better Intelligence Gathering for Public Safety and Public Health (BigPUSH)
US DEPT OF JUSTICE · Project Manager
Sep 2017 – Jan 2018
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) team
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA ·
May 2017 – Mar 2018
Evaluation of High-Risk Prescribing in Florida
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Oct 2016 – Mar 2020
FL's Next Gen of Prescription Drug Related Surveillance: Data into Insights that Enhance PDMP Best Practices
US DEPT OF JUSTICE ·
Aug 2016 ACTIVE
IPA-Opioid Surveillance
CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION · Principal Investigator
Jul 2015 – Jun 2018
Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System
FL DEPT OF HLTH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS · Principal Investigator
Feb 2015 – Jun 2016
Seizing the Momentum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Principal Investigator

Patents

Published May 2002
Method and Apparatus for Detecting Illicit Substances
#US-2002-0177232-A1
Published January 2005
Method and Apparatus of Detecting Humans and Human Remains
#US-2005-0191757
Issued March 2013
Devices and Methods for the Collection and Deteciton of Substances (CIP)
#8,388,907
Issued April 2013
Devices and Methods for the Collection and Detection of Substances
#8,414,846
Issued June 2016
Devices and Methods for the Collection and Detection of Substances (CIP of 13294)
#9,360,398

Education

Ph.D. – Forensic Toxicology
1993 · University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
M.S. – Forensic Toxicology
1985 · University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
B.A. – Zoology
1982 · Drew University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 627-2001
Emails:
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100275
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical:
UF HEALTH PATHOLOGY LABORATORIES
4800 SW 35TH DR
GAINESVILLE FL 326087686