Richard L. Doty, Ph.D.

Olfaction: Smell of Change in the Air - Richard L. Doty, Ph.D.Richard L. Doty, Ph.D. is the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center and the inventor of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a standardized olfactory test heralded as the olfactory equivalent to the eye chart. Dr. Doty is editor of the Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation (Marcel Dekker, 1995, 2003, 2015), the largest collection of basic, clinical, and applied knowledge on the chemical senses ever compiled in one volume. He is an author or co-author of over 400 professional publications (including 10 books and contributions to such publications as Science, Nature, and the Encyclopedia Britannica). His most recent books are The Neurology of Olfaction, co-authored by Christopher Hawkes (Cambridge University Press) and The Great Pheromone Myth (Johns Hopkins University Press). Among his numerous awards are the James A. Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health (1996), the Olfactory Research Fund’s Scientific Sense of Smell Award (2000), the William Osler Patient-Oriented Research Award from the University of Pennsylvania (2003), and the Association for Chemoreception Science’s Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses (2005).