Author, Biosafety Trainer, Former Medical School Professor
Dr Richard W Gilpin RBP CBSP SM(NRCM) directs the GTS Legionella Testing Laboratory and the Control of Biohazards in the Research Laboratory biosafety training course.
He is Owner of Dr Richard W Gilpin LLC, founded in 1981.
Consulting includes all aspects of biosafety, legionella testing, expert witness testimony, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, laboratory and hospital safety, select agents, pathogens, and research compliance in the areas of risk management, IBCs, animal research, material transfer agreements, and shipping.
A research microbiologist with 35 years of professor-rank faculty experience at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, and Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel University College of Medicine).
He has presented and published over 60 papers in the microbiology and biosafety fields.
Research Gate contains most of his 60 publications that have been read 8,200 times and cited 374 times.
The Control of Biohazards in the Research Laboratory course, started by Dr Byron S Tepper at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD in 1979, with a contract from the NIH Division of Safety and the National Cancer Institute continues into it’s 40th year.
Gilpin directed the course with Dr. Tepper from 1989 until 2010 when Dr. Tepper retired. The traveling course continues at various locations in the United States and overseas. [The annual course at Johns Hopkins ended in 2019].
Experience includes: Faculty/senior staff retiree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Research & Development manager at Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Systems; Member of American Public Health Association; Active member of ABSA International for 30-years; Active member of the American Society for Microbiology for 53-years; and Active member of NSF International Standard 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Committee for 25-years.