Areas of Practice
  • Duke University, Ph.D, Biological Chemistry, 2002
  • The College of William and Mary, B.S., Chemistry, High Honors, 1996

Kimberly Cassidy

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 1364

Dr. Kimberly Cassidy, a non-attorney environmental specialist at Steptoe, spent more than seven years as a regulatory reviewer in the Office of Food Additive Safety at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), specializing in the review and evaluation of chemistry data for Food Contact Notifications (FCNs) and Pre-Notification Consultations submitted by industry, and the calculation of exposures to food-contact substances. 

During her time at the FDA, Dr. Cassidy:

  • Developed a new cumulative estimated daily intake and consumption factors for styrene polymers
  • Updated the Divisions’ Chemistry Recommendations, which serve as guidance to industry, and was responsible for the most current update, from December 2007
  • Served as project lead for the scientific working group meetings of the Wilson Center/GMA Nanotechnology Case Studies on Engineered Food Contact Materials and as co-chair of the planning committee for the Food and Color Additives/Dietary Supplements Breakout Session for the FDA Nanotechnology Public Meeting, in September, 2008

In addition, Dr. Cassidy has spoken at and participated in meetings on nanotechnology in the United States and Europe, and she received numerous awards at the FDA, including “Outstanding New Reviewer” for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.