Donna C. Smith, Ph.D., DABT serves as Senior Principal Scientist, Scientific Strategy, Engagement and Innovation within Regulatory Sciences for Altria Client Services (ALCS) in Richmond, Va. In this role, she develops strategies for science-based engagement, identifies innovations for tobacco product evaluation and provides solutions to scientific issues.
Dr. Smith has held a variety of positions within the Altria family of companies with increasing levels of accountability within the Product Integrity organization since 1999. Most recently she served as Principal Scientist and Associate Principal Scientist in Product Integrity where she led the development and utilization of toxicological risk assessments to support product development and facilitated regulatory engagement and compliance.
Dr. Smith holds board certification in toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology and has published numerous professional articles related to her work.
Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond, VA., 2008
M.S. Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2000
B.S. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1996
B.S. Pulp and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1996
Board certification in Toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology, 2011