The Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to sudden, unnatural, unexplained or suspicious deaths, including homicides, suicides, unintentional fatal injuries, drug-related deaths and other deaths that are sudden or unexpected; determination of the cause and manner of death.
Keith Pinckard, M.D./Ph.D., Subcommittee Chair, Travis County (Texas) Medical Examiner's Office
Laura Crandall, M.A., Subcommittee Vice Chair, New York University Langone Medical Center
Kelly Keyes, Executive Secretary, Orange County (California) Sheriff's Coroner Office
Andrew Baker, M.D., Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office
David Carter, Ph.D., Chaminade University of Honolulu
John Fudenberg, Clark County (Nevada) Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner
Tom Hensley, Jackson County (Missouri) Medical Examiner's Office
Julie Howe, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Charles Counties (Missouri) Medical Examiner Offices
Lauri McGivern, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Vermont
Marcus Nashelsky, M.D., University of Iowa
Bill Oliver, M.D., Regional Forensic Center (Knoxville, TN)
Barbara Sampson, M.D., Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York
Lindsey C. Thomas, M.D., Hennepin County, Minnesota (Retired)
Margaret Warner, Ph.D., U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Medicolegal Death Investigation subcommittee.
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