Bruce Goldberger, Ph.D.

Bruce A Goldberger, Ph.D.

(352) 265-0680

Publications

Overlapping prescriptions of opioids, benzodiazepines, and carisoprodol: "Holy Trinity" prescribing in the state of Florida
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
2019

Methodological Complexities in Quantifying Rates of Fatal Opioid-Related Overdose
Current epidemiology reports
2019

The Opioid Epidemic: Moving Toward an Integrated, Holistic Analytical Response.
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2018

The Fentanyl Epidemic and Evolution of Fentanyl Analogs in the United States and the European Union.
Clinical Chemistry
2018

Supply-Side Disruption in Cocaine Production Associated With Cocaine-Related Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in the United States

2017

The Psychoactive Designer Drug and Bath Salt Constituent Mdpv Causes Widespread Disruption of Brain Functional Connectivity
Neuropsychopharmacology
2016

Illicit Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Florida: Toxicological Findings
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2016

Quantitation of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D-2 and D-3 in Serum and Plasma By Lcms/Ms
Bioanalysis
2015

Ethylone-Related Deaths: Toxicological Findings
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2015

Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Thc) Enhances Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Tissue Factor in Human Monocytes and Monocyte-Derived Microvesicles
Journal of Inflammation-London
2015

Abrupt Decline in Oxycodone-Caused Mortality After Implementation of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
2015

Trends in Licit and Illicit Drug-Related Deaths in Florida From 2001 To 2012
Forensic science international
2014

Prevalence of Drug and Alcohol Use in Urban Afghanistan: Epidemiological Data From the Afghanistan National Urban Drug Use Study (Anudus)
Lancet Global Health
2014

Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol Treatment During Human Monocyte Differentiation Reduces Macrophage Susceptibility To Hiv-1 Infection
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
2014

Concordance Between Self-Reported Substance Use and Toxicology Among Hiv-Infected and Uninfected At Risk Youth
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
2014

Uniform Standards and Case Definitions for Classifying Opioid-Related Deaths: Recommendations By a Samhsa Consensus Panel
Journal of Addictive Diseases
2013

Invalidation of a Commercially Available Human 5 Alpha-Dihydrotestosterone Immunoassay
Steroids
2013

Evaluating the Urine Matrix Effects in Lc-Ms/Ms Analysis Following Filtration for Pain Management Compounds
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
2013

The Mirage of Impairing Drug Concentration Thresholds: a Rationale for Zero Tolerance Per Se Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Laws
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2012

Psychoactive "Bath Salts" Intoxication With Methylenedioxypyrovalerone
The American journal of medicine
2012

Immunomodulatory Activity of Thc and Cb2 Expression On Hematopoietic Cells

2012

A Two-Year Longitudinal Case Study of Afghan Children Exposed To Second and Third-Hand Opium Smoke
Biological Psychiatry
2012

Second- and Third-Hand Opium Exposure in the Women and Children of Afghanistan
Biological Psychiatry
2011

Respiratory Exposure To Ethanol Vapor During Use of Hand Sanitizers: Is It Significant?
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2011

Measurement of Ethanol in Gaseous Breath Using a Miniature Gas Chromatograph
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2011

Ethyl Glucuronide, Ethyl Sulfate, and Ethanol in Urine After Sustained Exposure To An Ethanol-Based Hand Sanitizer
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2011

Ethyl Glucuronide, Ethyl Sulfate, and Ethanol in Urine After Intensive Exposure To High Ethanol Content Mouthwash
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2011

5-Httlpr Genotype and Associations With Intoxication and Intention To Drive: Results From a Field Study of Bar Patrons
Addiction Biology
2011

"Bath Salts" Intoxication
New England Journal of Medicine
2011

Second-Hand and Third-Hand Drug Exposures in the Operating Room: a Factor in Anesthesiologists' Dependency On Fentanyl
Journal of Addictive Diseases
2010

Quantitation of oxycodone in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
Methods in Molecular Biology
2010

Quantitation of opioids in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
Methods in Molecular Biology
2010

Quantitation of fentanyl in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
Methods in Molecular Biology
2010

Quantitation of benzodiazepines in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
Methods in Molecular Biology
2010

Event-Level Analyses of Energy Drink Consumption and Alcohol Intoxication in Bar Patrons
Addictive Behaviors
2010

`False-Positive' and `False-Negative' Test Results in Clinical Urine Drug Testing
Bioanalysis
2009

Unintentional Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids in the State of Florida
Biological Psychiatry
2009

Unexpected Urine Drug Testing Results in a Hospice Patient On High-Dose Morphine Therapy
Clinical Chemistry
2009

Prescription Opioids and Overdose Deaths
Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
2009

Forensic Review of Methadone-Related Decedents in Gainesville, Florida
Substance Abuse
2009

Event-Specific Analyses of Poly-Drug Abuse and Concomitant Risk Behavior in a College Bar District in Florida

2009

Alcohol Price and Intoxication in College Bars
Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research
2009

A Field Study of Bar-Sponsored Drink Specials and Their Associations With Patron Intoxication
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
2009

A Field Study of Bar-Sponsored Drink Specials and Their Associations With Patron Intoxication
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
2009

Rapid Detection of Opioids in Vitreous Humor By Enzyme Immunoassay
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2008

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Caffeine in Beverages

2008

Methadone- and Heroin-Related Deaths in Florida
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
2008

Fentanyl and Propofol Exposure in the Operating Room: Sensitization Hypotheses and Further Data
Journal of Addictive Diseases
2008

Failure of Amoxicillin To Produce False-Positive Urine Screens for Cocaine Metabolite
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2008

Comparison Between Self-Report and Hair Analysis of Illicit Drug Use in a Community Sample of Middle-Aged Men
Addictive Behaviors
2008

Caffeine Content of Brewed Teas
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
2008

A marked increase in cocaine-related deaths in the State of Florida: precursor to an epidemic?
Journal of Addictive Diseases
2007

Second-hand exposure to aerosolized intravenous anesthetics propofol and fentanyl may cause sensitization and subsequent opiate addiction among anesthesiologists and surgeons.
Medical Hypotheses
2006

Forensic toxicology: web resources.
Toxicology
2002

Detection of Cocaine and its Metabolites in Amniotic Fluid and Umbilical Cord Tissue
Journal of Analytical Toxicology
1997

Research Interests

Dr. Goldberger studies in forensic toxicology have included the analysis of alcohol in breath and the measurement of therapeutic, abused and emerging drugs in biological tissues, including alternative matrices such as hair, nails and vitreous humor. Dr. Goldberger's most significant contribution to the field of forensic toxicology was the identification and measurement of heroin and its metabolites in hair and other fluids and tissues.