David L. Eaton

Dean, Graduate School
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington

Dr. Eaton received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in 1978. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in Toxicology at KUMC, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1979. He served as Toxicology Program Director in the Department of Environmental Health from 1983-90, then as Associate Chairman of the Department from 1990-92, as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health from 1999-2005, and Associate Vice Provost for Research from 2005-2013. He is currently Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. He continues has academic appointment as Professor Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Public Health Genetics. He served as the founding director of the Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health, an NIEHS Core Center of Excellence, from 1995 until 2013. After assuming the role of Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School, Dr. Eaton stepped down as Director of the CEEH, although he remains active as the Associate Director.

Nationally, he has served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the American Board of Toxicology (1990-94) and as President of the Society of Toxicology (2001-02). He has also served on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academy of Sciences /National Research Council (1996-99), as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Toxicology Education Foundation, and on the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. He is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. In 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters in the field of toxicology and risk assessment.