The Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee will focus 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||Lauri McGivern, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Vermont|
|David Carter, Ph.D., Chaminade University of Honolulu||Marcus Nashelsky, M.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine|
|David Fowler, M.D., Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner||Bill Oliver, M.D., Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (North Carolina)|
|John Fudenberg, Clark County (Nevada) Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner||Barbara Sampson, M.D., Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York|
|Tom Hensley, Jackson County (Missouri) Medical Examiner's Office||Lindsey C. Thomas, M.D., Hennepin County, Minnesota (Retired)|
|Julie Howe, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Charles Counties (Missouri) Medical Examiner Offices||Margaret Warner, Ph.D., U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics|
|Matthew Lunn, Arapahoe (Colorado) County Coroner's Office|
Research & Development Needs
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