Sabra Jones, PhD, D-ABFT-FT
Regional Toxicology Liaison, NHTSA Region 5
Sabra Jones is a board-certified Forensic Toxicologist with a focus on transportation safety. Sabra is the Regional Toxicology Liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Region 5, serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Sabra has worked in transportation safety at the Federal Aviation Administration and driving impairment, in addition to other areas of forensic toxicology at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. 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 earned her Master of Science degrees in Drug Chemistry and Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma. Sabra received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Science in Forensic Science.
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 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 has served as the chair of the toxicology section. Sabra was appointed by the 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.