Sabra Jones

Sabra Jones, PhD, is a Forensic Toxicologist and board-certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. Sabra is the Regional Toxicology Liaison (RTL) for the United States (US) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Region 5, serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Sabra has worked in transportation safety at the US Federal Aviation Administration, driving impairment, in addition to other areas of forensic toxicology at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. Prior to becoming one of the first US RTLs, she served as an Assistant Professor and graduate student mentor at Boston University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Forensic Sciences program. She conducts research in the areas of forensic toxicology, analytical chemistry, and impairment.

Sabra obtained her PhD at Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Science in Forensic Science. Her Master of Science degrees in Drug Chemistry (M.S.) and Forensic Toxicology (M.S.) from the University of Florida as well as undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A.) degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma.

She serves as the Immediate Past Chair and on the Executive Board of the National Safety Council’s Alcohol, Drugs, and Impairment Division. She serves as Vice-Chair of the US Academy Standards Board’s Toxicology Consensus Body. Sabra is active in several professional organizations such as the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences where she is a past chair of the Toxicology Section. Sabra was appointed by the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Governor Charles Baker to serve on the Forensic Oversight Board and the Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving.