Suicide Prevention Expert Witnesses

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Suicide prevention expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including mental health counseling, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and school counseling. Some of the most common specialties among suicide prevention expert witnesses also include crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling, trauma therapy, adolescent psychology, and geriatric psychiatry. They can opine on the effects of bullying, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and societal pressures on suicidal tendencies.

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Anasseril Easo Daniel, DLFAPA, MBBS, MDView profile

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Dr. Anasseril Easo Daniel, DLFAPA, MBBS, MD

Dr. Anasseril E. Daniel has over 49 years of experience in the field of Child and Forensic Psychiatry. He earned his MBBS from Medical College Thiruvananthapuram. He completed a residency in Adult Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Today, this expert is board certified in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. Formerly, this expert served...

Developmental Disabilities & Administrative Negligence Expert Witness | LouisianaView profile

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Developmental Disabilities & Administrative Negligence Expert Witness | Louisiana

This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities as an administrator of health, education, and human services agencies. He earned his BS and MS in special education from Arkansas State University and a PhD in psychology and special education from St. Louis University. He is active in his field as a member of the American...

Lloyd Stephen Davis, MDView profile

ID: 384

Dr. Lloyd Stephen Davis, MD

Dr. Lloyd Davis has 38 years of experience in the field of Neurology. He earned his BS in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, he went on to complete two residencies in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General...

Psychiatric Social Work and Women’s Mental Health Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Psychiatric Social Work and Women’s Mental Health Expert Witness | California

This highly-qualified social worker has more than 20 years of experience in her field, working in various settings such as residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, domestic violence shelters, and outpatient mental health clinics. She earned her BS in social work from Northern Arizona University before earning her MS in social work from the University of Southern California. This...

Irfan Mohammad Altafullah, MBBSView profile

ID: 8556

Dr. Irfan Mohammad Altafullah, MBBS

Dr. Irfan M. Altafullah has over 35 years of experience in the field of Neurology. He received his BS from St. Francis de Sales College, his MBBS from the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Neurology at Government Medical College Hospital in Nagpur and his Postdoctoral Training at UCLA Brain...

Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Expert Witness | MarylandView profile

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Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Expert Witness | Maryland

This expert has nearly 20 years of experience in the epidemiology and behavioral science field, specializing in foodborne outbreaks, worksite health, workplace behaviors, consumer retail behavior, and, most recently, the impact of COVID-19 on human behavior. She earned a BA in math and psychology from Bradley University, an MS in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of South...

David Faust, PhDView profile

ID: 16519

Dr. David Faust, PhD

Dr. David Faust has 42 years of experience in the field of Psychology. He earned his BA in Psychology from Alfred University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. After completing his internship in Neuropsychology, he went on to complete his fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota System. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Rhode Island and is a...

Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, & Early Intervention Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile

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Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, & Early Intervention Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This highly-qualified applied behavior analysis expert has 20 years of experience in her field, specializing in autism, developmental disabilities, and early intervention. She earned her BA in clinical psychology from Lock Haven University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Penn State University. She is a board-certified behavior analyst and certified as a Competent Learner Model coach....

Jack N. Spector, ABPP-CN, PhDView profile

ID: 17284

Dr. Jack N. Spector, ABPP-CN, PhD

Dr. Jack N. Spector has 37 years of experience in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology. He earned his BA in Psychology from Temple University and his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. He did his internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of...

Health & Human Services Expert Witness | AlaskaView profile

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Health & Human Services Expert Witness | Alaska

This former health and human services worker of 10+ years is the current proprietor of a behavioral health services private practice. She a certified clinical social worker in several states,and is a member of such prestigious societies as the Health Care Compliance Association and the National Association of Social Workers. Her specialty includes treatment of sexual offenders and survivors of...

Harrison Graham Pope Jr, MD, MPHView profile

ID: 32076

Dr. Harrison Graham Pope Jr, MD, MPH

Dr. Harrison G. Pope Jr. has over 44 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry. He earned his BA and MPH from Harvard University and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. Today, this expert is board-certified in Psychiatry. Formerly, this expert held roles as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical...

Neuropsychiatry  cognitive  and behavioral neurology Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Neuropsychiatry cognitive and behavioral neurology Expert Witness | California

This expert gained his MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology at Brown University. He completed an additional fellowship in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. This expert is board certified in neurology. Currently he is an assistant professor of neurology of a university's memory...

Jerry Jack Tomasovic, MDView profile

ID: 36366

Dr. Jerry Jack Tomasovic, MD

Dr. Jerry J. Tomasovic has 54 years of experience in the field of Pediatric Neurology. He earned his BS from the University of Chicago and his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing his residency in Pediatrics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at the UCHealth University of Colorado...

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Expert Witness | NevadaView profile

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Expert Witness | Nevada

This expert is a well qualified and experienced drug and alcohol treatment professional. He completed his BA at SUNY, and his MS in clinical mental health counseling and MBA at UNLV. He is a certified addictionologist and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. He is also active in the field as a member of the State of Nevada Association for Addiction Professionals and serves on the Governor’s...

Steven Ira Dyckman, MDView profile

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Dr. Steven Ira Dyckman, MD

Dr. Steven Ira Dyckman has 21 years of experience in the field of Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University and his Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After completing his residency in Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he went on to complete a fellowship in Child and...

Residential Treatment and Behavioral Health Organization Administration Expert Witness | VermontView profile

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Residential Treatment and Behavioral Health Organization Administration Expert Witness | Vermont

This qualified expert has extensive experience with residential treatment centers, group homes, and the administration of non-profit behavioral health organizations. He earned his BA from Brown University before earning his MEd in teaching and counseling methods from Newton College and his EdD from the Harvard University. This expert began his career as the director of the Full Circle School, an...

Charles Horn Kellner, MDView profile

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Dr. Charles Horn Kellner, MD

Dr. Charles H. Kellner has 40 years of experience in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry. He earned his BA in Italian from Cornell University and his MD from Weill Medical College Cornell University. After completing his internship in Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center, he went on to complete a residency in Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He also completed his Research Fellowship in...

Forensic Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Forensic Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Expert Witness | California

This highly-qualified expert has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of psychiatry, specializing in forensic psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He earned his BS in biology from the University of Virginia before earning his MD from Tulane University. He subsequently completed an internship at Georgetown University Hospital, a residency at Johns Hopkins University,...

Jeff Alan Sugar, FAPA, MDView profile

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Dr. Jeff Alan Sugar, FAPA, MD

Dr. Jeff A Sugar has 34 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry. He earned his BA from the New College of Florida and his MD from the UCSF School of Medicine. After completing both an internship in Psychiatry and Rotating Medicine and a residency in Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at...

Correctional Psychiatry Expert Witness | ColoradoView profile

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Correctional Psychiatry Expert Witness | Colorado

This mental health expert is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of a forensic psychiatry fellowship program for a large public university in Colorado. Much of his work has focused on the mental health of prison inmates, with a particular emphasis on the effects of solitary confinement. The expert earned his M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School and...

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Suicide Prevention Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a suicide prevention expert witness in legal proceedings?

A suicide prevention expert witness provides insight into standards of care, risk assessment, and intervention strategies. They can help determine if negligence or malpractice occurred.

What types of cases might require a suicide prevention expert witness?

Cases involving wrongful death claims, institutional liability, medical malpractice, or mental health negligence often require the expertise of a suicide prevention witness.

How can a suicide prevention expert witness contribute to a case involving a correctional facility?

In such cases, the expert can assess whether appropriate measures were taken to prevent self-harm among inmates, including proper screening and monitoring procedures.

Are there subspecialties within the field of suicide prevention that an expert witness may focus on?

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas like adolescent suicide prevention, military veteran suicide prevention, or suicide prevention in correctional facilities.

Why is it important to have a certified professional as a suicide prevention expert witness?

Certified professionals are recognized for their expertise and adherence to ethical standards. Their testimony carries more weight in court due to their specialized knowledge.

How does Expert Institute select its Suicide Prevention expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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