Dr. Elise Lewis: The First African American to Serve as President of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

Charles River Labs


Dr. Elise Lewis is a Reproductive and Neurobehavioral Toxicology expert at Charles River’s Laboratories as well as an author and research director. Her birth, upbringing, and education are all currently unknown. The primary Charles River Laboratory is a building in Boston that has a view of the Charles River. It was influenced by Dr. Henry Foster’s work, who in 1947 focused in particular study that aids in and advances health improvement. The research and resources given in Dr. Lewis’ works involving reproductive and neurobehavioral issues are comparable to her professional work.

Dr. Lewis was elected president of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention in 2020, making him the first African American to hold the position. Dr. Lewis has worked as the Director of Reproductive and Neurobehavioral Toxicology and Study Director at the Charles River Laboratory in Boston since the 2000s. In addition, Dr. Lewis oversees the toxicology department at Charles River Laboratory in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lewis has contributed significantly to research that motivates the development of tools and resources to enhance both human and animal health. Dr. Lewis is a mentor and supporter of STEM, the President of AWIS Philadelphia, and a former president of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, among other organizations Dr. Lewis belongs to. AWIS was created in 1971.

The Teratology Society (United States), the European Teratology Society, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the Society of Toxicology, the American College of Toxicology, and the Mid-Atlantic Reproductive Toxicology Association are among the organizations she is a member of as well.

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