Dr. Betina J. Lew is a Board Certified (DABT) and European Registered (ERT) Toxicologist with broad experience in Medical Devices and Consumer Goods Industry. Currently she is the Head of the Toxicology and Biocompatibility Team at The Johnson&Johnson (J&J), Ethicon, Sommerville, NJ. At Ethicon, Dr. Lew is responsible for the safety of a diverse portfolio of Medical Devices. She had the opportunity of working as a Toxicologist and Safety Manager in other consumer goods and cosmetic companies (such as Procter and Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser). Dr. Lew was a Postdoctoral Trainee in Toxicology at the Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester (NY) for more than four years. She earned a PhD through a joint program from São Paulo State and Michigan State University, a M.S. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and a B.S. from São Paulo State University.
Since 2006, Dr. Lew has been an active member of the SOT and served on several committees. Currently the Co-Chair (2020-2021) and Incoming Chair (2021– 2022) of the Membership committee, which she was elected member in 2019. She was President of Women in Toxicology (WIT, 2016-2018), Councilor of Risk Assessment Specially Session (RASS, 2016-2019). She was a member of CRAD (2013-2016), President of the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) from 2011 – 2013, their Councilor (2009–2011) and Chair of the Awards and Education committees (2010–2012). She has also served as the Chair (2008–2010) for the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA).
Throughout her career, Dr. Lew received many awards and grants support to develop her research. Betina is a strong supporter of trainees at the SOT. She co-chaired numerous sessions focused on career development of younger toxicologists and mentored several students and postdocs.