Dr. Hayes is a toxicologist with over 35 years of experience in industry and academics. He is Principal Advisor, Spherix Health Sciences, providing strategic, scientific and regulatory guidance. Dr. Hayes also holds an appointment with Harvard School of Public Health as a Visiting Scientist and with the School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst as a Research Professor. Previously, Dr. Hayes held the position of Vice President and Corporate Toxicologist for RJR Nabisco with responsibility for all regulatory and toxicology issues related to the safety of ingredients and food contact substances for food and drink products worldwide.
Subsequently, as Corporate Vice-President of Product Integrity at the Gillette Company, he had management responsibility for the safety evaluation and regulatory compliance of a variety of consumer products, plant safety, environmental stewardship, and quality control. While at Gillette, Dr. Hayes was responsible for managing regulatory and toxicology issues worldwide. All contact substances used in Gillette products (including personal care products) were cleared within his division.
Dr. Hayes previously served on the CTFA Research Council, addressing issues related to flavors and fragrances. Dr. Hayes has interacted with regulatory bodies worldwide including Canada, Japan, South Korea, EU and Latin America as well as the US FDA. the US EPA and the US DOD.