Dr. Robert B. “Bob” Forney, Jr. follows firmly in the strong steps of his late father, Dr. Robert. B. Forney, Sr., who was first a student under and then peer of Dr. Rolla N. Harger, inventor of the Drunkometer. In fact, Dr. Forney, Jr. pays tribute to his father, calling him a “stout-hearted man who gave me a love of life, science, public service and him.”
However, Dr. Forney, Jr. has established his own credentials. He holds a Ph.D. degree in toxicology from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic toxicology at Case Western Reserve University.
His appointments include associate professor positions at the Medical College of Ohio, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology; and also the School of Allied Health.
Dr. Forney is also adjunct associate professor at the University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy; director of the poison control center and the director of toxicology at the Medical College Hospital.
He is the forensic toxicologist for the Lucas County coroner’s office.
In addition, Dr. Forney is a board-certified diplomate, American Board of Forensic Toxicology and an evangelist for the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Dr. Forney also is a fellow at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; he is a member of the executive committee of the Committee on Alcohol and Drugs, National Safety Council and chairman of the Social and Behavioral Factors Subcommittee. He also is a member of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists.
Like his father, Prof. Forney, Jr. does not hesitate to speak out strongly on topics he feels passionately about. His lectures are straightforward and from the heart.