Dr. Harold Seifried is the Acting Chief of the Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute. He is a member of the American Chemical Society Biological Chemistry Division, American College of Toxicology Industrial Toxicology Subcommittee, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Toxicology, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, and American Board of Industrial Hygiene (1986-2004). From 1980 to 2015, he was a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and is certified in the Microscopic Examination of Asbestos. He has served in an advisory capacity to the USDA Irradiated Foods Program, NIEHS National Toxicology Program chemical selection committee, EPA Interagency Test Committee (elected Chair in 1998), and CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s REACH Program. He served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Lancet, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, FDA, NCI Divisions, National Science Foundation, and American Cancer Society Maryland chapter. He was selected as a Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Quarter finalist. He was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps undergraduate scholarship, New York State Regents undergraduate and graduate scholarships, and National Science Foundation and NIH summer fellowships. Dr. Seifried has published more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles.
Dr. Seifried’s program memberships include: trans-NCI Extramural Awareness Group and Advisory Board; Working Group of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Tobacco Research Implementation plan; NCI Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium (lung cancer) implementation group; NCI Chemical Selection Working group (deputy chair); and Project Officer for mutagenesis testing resources and the NCI Chemical Carcinogen Reference Standards Repository, which contained over 1,300 chemical carcinogens, chemopreventive agents, chemical biomarkers (DNA and protein adducts), molecular epidemiology standards, and chemical metabolites unavailable elsewhere for distribution to researchers. He collaborated with Lawrence Livermore, Oak Ridge, and NASA. He has served as a Roche Institute Fellow, Deputy Project Officer, NCI Carcinogenesis Testing Program (now National Toxicology Program). Prior to joining NCI in 1990, he was head of the Industrial Hygiene and Analytical and Asbestos Analysis Laboratories at Tracor Applied Sciences Inc. He earned an MS and PhD from Cornell University in biochemistry, with minors in organic chemistry and genetics, and a BS from the University of Rochester in biology, with minors in mathematics and chemistry.