Dr. Margaret “Meg” Whittaker

Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist at ToxServices LLC

Dr. Margaret “Meg” Whittaker is the Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist of ToxServices LLC. Dr. Whittaker is one of the pioneers in the field of chemicals alternatives assessments and is a key contributor to advancing these methods around the world. She is an accomplished human health risk assessor, chemical hazards assessor, and alternatives assessor. She has worked at ToxServices since its founding in 2003.

Dr. Whittaker performs quantitative exposure and risk assessments for projects including California Proposition 65 safe harbor assessments, medical device extractables and leachables assessments, consumer product safety assessments, and cosmetics/personal care product assessments, among others. She excels at assessing biocompatibility of medical devices and drug/device combination products. She also performs chemical hazard assessments and alternatives assessments to support the selection of safer chemicals and technologies.

Dr. Whittaker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology who earned a Ph.D. in Toxicology from The University of Maryland, Baltimore and an M.P.H. in Environmental Health from The University of Michigan. Dr. Whittaker is a U.K./EuroTox Registered Toxicologist, as well as a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the U.K. Royal Society of Biology. Meg has served as an officer on multiple SOT Specialty Section and Regional Chapters, including the Metals Specialty Section, Mixtures Specialty Section, Sustainable Chemicals for Contemporary Toxicology (SCCT) Specialty Section, and the National Capital Area Chapter of SOT. She served as a member of the SOT Nominating Committee from 2021- 2023, and has served as an SOT Roving Reporter since 2014.

She is currently vice president elect of SOT’s Out Toxicologists and Allies (OTA) Special Interest Group.