Rachel Beck, Ph.D.


Rachel C. Beck offers expertise in the assessment of abuse-deterrent drugs and formulations. She designs and develops in vitro protocol outlines, prepares data interpretive reports, and supports clients to address regulatory requirements.

Rachel brings a unique perspective to the abuse-deterrent drug products evaluation services offered by PinneyAssociates. She received her doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in analytical chemistry and worked for 11 years in the field of forensic toxicology doing both postmortem and performance toxicology. As part of her experience, Rachel is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and has been qualified as an expert witness in both criminal and civil courts of law. Most recently, she was on the faculty at UAB in the Department of Pathology where she developed a LC-MS/MS confirmatory laboratory for both prescription and pain management drug analytes for the hospital.

Rachel is married and has two daughters and a son. She remains active as a distance runner and as an assistant coach for her daughters’ softball teams.