Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences


WagnerJarrad R. Wagner, Ph.D.

Director, Forensic Toxicology and Trace Laboratory
Professor of Forensic Sciences
Forensic Toxicology and Trace Chemistry

Dr. Jarrad Wagner is an Associate Professor of Forensic Sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU CHS) where he specializes in research and instruction in Forensic Toxicology and Trace Analytical Chemistry.  The Master of Science in Forensic Sciences degree offered at OSU CHS is fully accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). As Director of the FTTL, Dr. Wagner is responsible for all work performed in the laboratory, including development and implementation of laboratory methods and Standard Operating Procedures, staffing decisions, equipment and supply acquisitions, and determination of accreditation needs and implementation.

Dr. Wagner's laboratory includes two liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometers (LC/MS/MS), a two-gas chromatograph mass spectrometers (GC/MS), a headspace gas chromatograph with flame ionization detection (HS GC/FID), a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometer (MALDI/TOF MS), a liquid robotic handler, an ion chromatography system, and capillary electrophoresis (CE) instrument.  The laboratory is located in a building that is shared with the ASCLD/ISO accredited City of Tulsa Police Department Crime Laboratory.

Dr. Wagner formerly served as a Chemist for the FBI Laboratory, where he specialized in crime scene investigations involving hazardous materials.  His prior law enforcement experience also includes his time as a Forensic Scientist in the Toxicology section of the Orange County (CA) Sheriff-Coroner's office and his service as a Reserve Police Officer in the City of Irvine, CA.  He is a former Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Forensic Sciences program at California State University, Fresno. 

Dr. Wagner holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Irvine, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biology.  He is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the Society of Toxicology, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association, and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.  He is a former member of the Scientific Working Group for the Forensic Analysis of Chemical Terrorism (SWGFACT) and the Scientific Working Group for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Materials (SWGCBRN).  He is a current member of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX) and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.  He has published several articles in scientific journals and has made presentations related to forensic science for professional institutes and trainings throughout the United States.

Allison VeitenheimerAllison Veitenheimer, Ph.D.
Forensic Toxicologist
Room E-377

Dr. Veitenheimer is a Research Toxicologist working in the Oklahoma State University Forensic Toxicology and Trace Laboratory.  She has extensive experience in method development and validation in drug and explosives analysis using both LC/MS/MS and GC/MS.  Dr. Veitenheimer is the technical supervisor of the FTTL, a COLA accredited clinical toxicology laboratory, where she verifies all regulatory requirements are met and upheld as well as oversees the overall operation of the laboratory.  She also teaches in the graduate program and supervises student research projects.  Dr. Veitenheimer holds a Ph.D. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, a Graduate Certificate of Interdisciplinary Toxicology, and a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences with an emphasis in Forensic Toxicology from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from Baylor University.  She is a member of several scientific organizations, has published articles in scientific journals, and made presentations related to toxicology and explosives for professional organizations and trainings across the country. 

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