Jason Flora


Jason W. Flora, Ph.D., is an Associate Fellow, Scientific Strategy & Advocacy, Regulatory Affairs for Altria Client Services (ALCS) in Richmond, VA. In this role, he leads the strategic planning and integration of cross-functional teams of experts to develop the science and evidence for regulatory submissions for non-combustible tobacco products for Altria’s tobacco operating companies.

Dr. Flora has held a variety of positions within the Altria family of companies. Most recently, he served as Senior Principal Scientist where he led the science integration for Philip Morris USA with a focus on the scientific substantiation and regulatory requirements for Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs). He has also held the position of Senior Manager, Sensory and Analytical Sciences, where he led two teams of analytical scientists focusing on analytical constituent evaluations supporting analytical chemistry method development for regulatory reporting and product development. He has also held positions in the Health Science Research group within ALCS where he developed and led the Proteomics Research group and has worked in the External Scientific Communications group.

Dr. Flora served seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching a graduate level chemistry course focused on Mass Spectrometry.

Before joining the Altria family of companies in 2002, Dr. Flora held a variety of positions including environmental chemist, manufacturing chemist/QA manager, and manager of the Mass Spectrometry Center for the Study of Biocomplexity at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Flora is currently the recipient of 16 U.S. patents. He has also co-authored more than 25 scientific peer-reviewed publications and more than 60 presentations in areas such as the scientific assessment of reduced risk tobacco products, biomarker discovery, analytical method development, aerosol chemical characterization, and small molecule structural confirmations.

PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2002

MS, Analytical Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2000 

BS, Chemistry, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA, 1994