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Willie McKinney, Ph.D., DABT

Science Strategic Advisor

Dr. Willie McKinney is an established regulatory and inhalation toxicology expert with over two decades of research, product development, and regulatory strategy experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry. As the founder and CEO of McKinney Regulatory Science Advisors, LLC, he leverages his extensive background, including his previous role on the FDA’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee and his past position as Vice President of Regulatory Sciences at Altria, to guide clients through multiple constantly evolving regulatory landscapes. 

Dr. McKinney’s knowledge and experience are widely respected. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and is certified by the American Board of Toxicology. He launched McKinney Specialty Labs, LLC in January 2024 to offer specialized aerosol testing services as well as chemical and GLP toxicology analysis

Together, McKinney Regulatory Science Advisors, LLC, and the newly established lab provide over 25 years of combined expertise in regulatory strategy, application filing, and product testing. This suite of services is customized to meet the unique needs of each client, guaranteeing integrity and quality at every step. Dr. McKinney’s leadership remains instrumental in driving scientific research and regulatory compliance forward. 

Willie McKinney, Ph.D., DABT - Philter Labs Technology