ToxIC Leadership and Staff
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT
PI ToxIC Program
Jeffrey Brent, M.D., Ph.D. founded the Toxicology Investigators Consortium along with Paul Wax, M.D. Dr. Brent is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine and of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of medicine. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Dr. Brent has a long career as a practitioner, educator, and researcher in medical toxicology. He holds multiple honors and awards and is a frequent invited speaker and visiting professor. He is the Senior Editor of Critical Care Toxicology: the Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient, the second edition of which was published in 2017. His major research interests are clinical studies and trials and the intensive care management of seriously poisoned patients.
Dr. Wax is also a Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology) at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Medical Toxicology Clinic. Before joining ACMT in 2008 as its Executive Director, and the University of Texas Southwestern in 2006 as a part-time faculty member, Dr. Wax had faculty appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1991-2001 and the University of Arizona School of Medicine from 2001-2006.
Shao Li, MPH
Toxicology Data Quality Associate, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Shao joined ACMT in October, 2018, as Quality Assurance Associate with ToxIc Registry. Shao received his MPH in Health Promotion and Program Planning from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. He has years of collective experience in public health intervention, working for NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Hepatitis prevention and outreach, and research coordination in Mount Sinai Health for cardiovascular clinical trials. Shao is now pursuing MBA in non-profit management.
Dana received her MPH from the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Prior to earning an MPH, she completed both a BA and an MA in Russian and Eurasian studies, and spent four and a half years as coordinator of a Brooklyn-based NIH Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program grant, which focused on building HIV/infectious disease research capacity in multiple countries of the Former Soviet Union. Despite her global background, she has contributed to a number of projects focused on domestic public health issues, including intimate partner and sexual violence prevention, smoking cessation, prevention of injury from opioid misuse, and women’s and adolescent health promotion. Dana is originally from northeastern Ohio, but so far her life has taken her to quite interesting places all over the map. At present, she is happy to call North Carolina her home.
Alison Meyn, MPH
Clinical Research Quality Analyst, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Alison is a Clinical Research Quality Analyst with ACMT. Alison received her MPH in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She has been an epidemiologist for three years working in infectious disease and chronic disease with experience in case investigation, disease surveillance, database creation, data analytics, and more recently was a COVID-19 first responder. She has contributed to a number of public health projects in the fields of: Maternal and Child Health, Cancer, HIV, Oral Health, Smoking Cessation, and COVID-19.
Stephanie Abston, RN, BSN
Clinical Research Associate, Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)
Stephanie Abston, RN, BSN is a Clinical Research Associate at The American College of Toxicology. As a CRA Stephanie is responsible for working with the research teams located at various institutions, as well as, working closely with the ToxIC registry.
2021-2022 ToxIC Interns
Dr. Daniel Nogee is currently a first-year medical toxicology fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine/Georgia Poison Center. He completed his B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis, where he dual-majored in Biology and Environmental Studies, and his M.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Nogee completed the Yale Emergency Scholars Program, a “4+1” integrated emergency medicine residency and SAEM-certified research fellowship. Dr. Nogee’s research interests include medical toxicology, disaster preparedness, and informatics.
Dr. Epperson earned her medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency in emergency medicine at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She’s currently an Assistant Instructor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and a medical toxicology fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She works with the North Texas Poison Center and provides toxicology consultations at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Clements University Hospital, and Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Her current research interests include the use of bedside point of care ultrasound in the management and evaluation of North American pit viper envenomation.
When she’s not working in the hospital, she enjoys alpinism and rock climbing in the mountains with her husband (while of course carefully avoiding any formidable snakes on the hiking trails).