Dr. Douglas L. Weed, a physician epidemiologist, is the founder and managing member of DLW Consulting Services, LLC. Dr Weed's company specializes in providing expert advice and guidance on problems at the interface of science, law, commerce and public policy. His expertise in scientific research methods provides a strong foundation for assessing the reliability and validity of claims about disease causation and health policy recommendations. Dr. Weed's research focuses on the scientific methods of general and specific disease causation including weight-of-evidence methods, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and criteria of causation. In addition, he has extensive experience in the ethics of epidemiology and public health.
A hallmark of Dr. Weed's consulting practice is providing solutions to key organizational issues by utilizing an evidence-based approach. His practice includes addressing conflicts of interest and interpretation of scientific evidence in legal and regulatory contexts. Other projects involve providing expert testimony and consultation in toxic tort litigation and assessment of health risks from a wide range of exposure factors, including chemicals, infectious agents, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutrition.
Dr. Weed has twenty-five years of experience in epidemiological research and training at the National Cancer Institute. He is the former Chief, Office of Preventive Oncology, the Director of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and the Director of the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention and Control at the National Cancer Institute. He served as the Chair of the Prevention Working Group of the National Cancer Institute/All Ireland Cancer Consortium. He has co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Daubert decision and was Visiting Scholar at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. He is the past-chair of the American College of Epidemiology's Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee. Past academic appointments include the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and the Georgetown University Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is the author of over 130 journal publications and has edited two books; Cancer Prevention and Control (Marcel Dekker, 1995) and Ethics and Epidemiology, 2nd edition (Oxford, 2009).
Dr. Weed is a well known member of the academic and scientific community and maintains an alliance with an extensive network of colleagues. He excels as a speaker presenting on a variety of subjects of interest to organizations and academic institutions. Currently he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.