Dr. Hayes holds appointments at Spherix Consulting, Harvard University, Michigan State University and University of Massachusetts. Previous positions include Vice-President at the Gillette Company and RJR Nabisco, and Director at Rohm & Haas, a specialty chemical manufacturer. Dr. Hayes was also a professor at Alabama, Mississippi and Wake Forest Universities. Dr. Hayes currently serves on the FDA Food Committee and is registered toxicologist in EU and certified nutrition specialist.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hayes has served on numerous boards and committees, including the NAS, NIH, FDA, EPS and DOD. He is past Secretary-General of IUTOX, past treasurer of American Board of Toxicology, past president of the American College of Toxicology, the Toxicology Education Foundation, the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and past councilor of Society of Toxicology. He is diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the American Board of Forensic Examiners, and Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the Royal Society of Biology, the American College of Forensic Examiners, and the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Hayes has authored 260 peer reviewed publications, and was editor of Hayes’ Principles and Methods of Toxicology, Human and Experimental Toxicology, Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, Toxicology Research and Application, and editor emeritus for Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Well recognized in the field, Dr. Hayes has received many industry awards, including the Society of Toxicology Merit Award, the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology Ambassador Award, the American College of Toxicology Distinguished Scientist Award, and the International Dose-Response Society Outstanding Leadership Award. Dr. Hayes was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American College of Toxicology and a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Hayes holds degrees from Auburn University and Emory University, was NSF Fellow at Auburn, NIH Individual Fellow at Vanderbilt, NATO Senior Scientist in UK, and NIH Research Career Development Awardee.