David Jett, Ph.D.

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Program Director
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Office of Neural Exposome & Toxicology
Division of Translational Research
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NIH Counterterrorism (CounterACT) program, neural exposome, neurotoxicology, translational research, and diversity in the research workforce

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Dr. David A. Jett is Director of the Office of Neural Exposome and Toxicology (ONETOX) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) which includes the Neural Exposome, the NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT), and the NINDS Chemical Safety programs. He also serves as Program Director and Scientific Team Leader within the Division of Translational Research at NINDS. After receiving a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Jett conducted post-doctoral research and subsequently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health where he conducted research as a university professor for several years. Dr. Jett's scientific interest is in the impact of chemical agents on nervous system function, including the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cognitive and neural development. Specifically, he has expertise and experience with pesticides and nerve agents. Dr. Jett has authored many scientific articles and book chapters in the area of neurotoxicology and has chaired sessions and given keynote addresses at many national and international scientific meetings. He holds the position of Professor Adjunct of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology within the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Jett has served on White House and intergovernmental committees that set the nation's research priorities, as well as science advisory panels for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense. Dr. Jett's other major interest at NIH is training and programs designed to increase diversity in the neuroscience research workforce.