The Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to training, method development and validation, data analysis, interpretation, statistical analysis, reporting and testimony for human forensic serological and DNA testing.
Beth Ordeman, Subcommittee Chair, Pinellas County Forensic Laboratory
Brian Higgins, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)
Kristin Schelling, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Michigan State Police
Brian Adams, Bode Technology
Jason Bundy, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Quality Representative)
Lynne Burley, Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory
Amber Carr, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Michael Coble, Ph.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jerrilyn Conway, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Phillip Danielson, University of Delaware
Julie French, ANDE Corporation
Jennifer Friedman, Federal Defender Central District of California (Legal Representative)
Simone Gittelson, District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences (Statistics Representative)
Debra Glidewell, Defense Forensic Science Center (including USACIL)
Ann Marie Gross, MN BCA Forensic Science Laboratory
Kristy Kadash, Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory
Tim Kalafut, Sam Houston State University
Marla Kaplan, Oregon State Police
Rebekah Kay, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services
Melissa Kotkin, Verogen
Eugene Lien, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Michael Marciano, Syracuse University
Bruce McCord, Florida International University
Andrew McWhorter, Texas Department of Public Safety
Steven Myers, California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services
Christopher Piwonka, Texas Department of Public Safety
Nadja Schreiber Compo, Florida International University (Human Factors Representative)
Christie Smith, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Janel Smith, Phoenix Police Department
Melissa Suddeth, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Susan Walsh, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Steven Weitz, Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives
Brian Young, Niche Vision Forensics
Standard for Training of Forensic Autosomal and Y-STR Data Interpretation.
Standard for Training on the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
Standard for Training to Perform Forensic DNA Reporting and Review.
Standard for Training in the Use of Statistics in Interpretation of Forensic DNA Evidence.
Standard for Training of Analysis of Forensic STR Data.
Standard for Internal Evaluation of a Laboratory's DNA Mixture Interpretation Protocol.
Standard for Reporting DNA Conclusions.
Standard for Training in Forensic Human Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Interpretation, Statistical Evaluation, and Reporting.
Standard for Training on Testimony for Forensic Biology.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015