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Richard L. Doty, Ph.D., is a researcher in the field of olfactory functioning and dysfunction (anosmia). He is the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Smell and Taste Center in Philadelphia, and Professor within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. [1]

Training Edit

Doty received his B.S. degree from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, in 1966, his MA degree in conjunction with NASA’s Ames Research Center from California State University, San Jose, in 1968, and his Ph.D. degree in comparative psychology from Michigan State University in 1971.[1]

He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1971 to 1973 in the field of behavioral endocrinology. He was also Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1973-1974 and [1] Director of the Human Olfaction Section, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1974-1978

Doty is an editorial consultant to over 50 scientific and medical journals and to dozens of major corporations and governmental advisory committees.

Writing Edit

Doty has authored or co-authored of over 350 professional publications, including 7 books. He is the editor of the second edition of the Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation[1] (Marcel Dekker, 2003), a 2000+ page tome considered to be the Bible of the chemical senses field. His most recent books are the Neurology of Olfaction (Cambridge University Press, 2009), with Christopher Hawkes, and The Great Pheromone Myth (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).

University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test Edit

Doty is perhaps best known for having invented the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test or UPSIT[2] (commercially known as the Smell Identification Test), the first widely used standardized olfactory test. The UPSIT has been administered to an estimated half million persons since its introduction in the 1980s and has been translated into 13 different languages. This test has been heralded as the olfactory equivalent to the eye chart.

Awards Edit

  • First Annual Psi Chi Faculty Award, University of Colorado (1979)
  • James A. Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health (1996)
  • Olfactory Research Fund’s Scientific Sense of Smell Award (2000)
  • William Osler Patient-Oriented Research Award from the University of Pennsylvania (2003)
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemist’s Service Award (2004)
  • Association for Chemoreception Science’s Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses (2005)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from Colorado State University (2007)

Memberships Edit

Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons (1983); Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005); Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine (2008); Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2009).

Works Edit

Doty, R.L. (Ed.): Mammalian Olfaction, Reproductive Processes, and Behavior Academic Press, New York, 1976, 344 pp.

Getchell, T., Doty, R.L., Bartoshuk, L.M. & Snow, J.B., Jr. (Eds.): Smell and Taste in Health and Disease New York: Raven, 1991, 883 pp.

Laing, D.G., Doty, R.L. & Breipohl, W. (Eds.) Human Olfaction Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag, 1991, 395 pp.

Doty, R.L. & Müller-Schwartze, D. (Eds.): Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 6 New York: Plenum Press, 1992, 635 pp.

Doty, R.L. (Ed.): Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation 2nd Edition. N.Y.: Marcel Dekker, 2003, 1166 pp;

Hawkes, C.H. & Doty, R.L. The Neurology of Olfaction Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 244 pp.

Doty, R.L. The Great Pheromone Myth Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010, 296 pp.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Faculty Index, Richard L. Doty University of Pennsylvania Faculty Index
  2. Doty, Richard; L Mackay-Sim, A, University of Pennsylvania smell identification test: Australian Journal of Oto-Laryngology, via ’’findarticles.com Oct 2001, Accessed 8 March 2010

Doty, R.L. Odor perception in neurodegenerative diseases and schizophrenia. In: R.L. Doty (Ed): Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation. 2nd edition. NY: Marcel Dekker, 2003 [1]

Doty, R.L., Shaman, P., Dann, M.: Development of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test: A standardized microencapsulated test of olfactory function. Physiology & Behavior (Monograph) 32: 489-502, 1984.

Doty, R.L., Shaman, P., Applebaum, S.L., Giberson, R., Sikorsky, L., Rosenberg, L.: Smell identification ability: Changes with age. Science 226:1441-1443, 1984.

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