Diana Felton MD, FACEP is the State Toxicologist with the Hawaii Department of Health Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response (HEER) Office. The HEER office is a division of the Hawaii Department of Health aimed at protecting human health and the environment from threats related to hazardous substances. She works with many state and community partners on issues such as childhood lead poisoning prevention, safe fish consumption, air pollution risks, pesticides, and other environmental health hazards. She collaborates on poisoning prevention with the Hawaii Poison Center and is a member of the Hawaii Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances.
Dr. Felton is board certified in Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, Davis and completed her emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Fellowship training was at the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in conjunction with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Poison Control Center.