Patrick D. Guiney, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Patrick Guiney was Director of Global Environmental Safety at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. for 27 years until his retirement in July of 2014. He was responsible for conceiving and implementing global environmental toxicology research strategies and policies. Dr. Guiney has 37 years of broad-based experience in human health and ecological risk assessments. He has served internationally as Chair of several multidisciplinary scientific committees and advisory panels including the EPA’s Endocrine Disrupter Screening and Testing Standardization and Validation Ecotoxicology Advisory Panel, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international governing body) and the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Board of Trustees. He is currently serving as the Vice-President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)’s World Council. He has served on the SETAC-N.A. Board of Directors for 7 years, on the SETAC World Council for 6 years, and is a Charter Member of SETAC.

Dr. Guiney is a co-developer of S.C. Johnson’s award-winning Greenlist Program (an integrated computer-based approach for designing superior performing, environmentally responsible products from concept to market). He is also co-recipient of EPA’s 2006 Green Chemistry Award for work on Greenlist and co-recipient of the 2006 Presidential Award for Corporate Leadership-Environmental Sustainability (The Ron Brown Award). Dr. Guiney received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has conducted research into the transport, bioaccumulation and fate of toxic substances at various levels of biological organization (molecular/biochemical to field studies). His current research interest include the application of molecular based models for screening and prioritizing potential endocrine disrupters, quantitative structure-activity relationships for investigating mechanisms of toxicity, ecological exposure assessment modeling for risk assessment, and alternative methods for predicting the bioaccumulation of persistent chemicals. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Milwaukee, and has published over 45 peer-reviewed scientific papers in these areas of research. He can be contacted at