Correctional Healthcare Expert Witnesses

Correctional healthcare expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on correctional healthcare. The correctional healthcare expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Correctional Healthcare, Family Medicine, Food, Forensic Psychology, Internal Medicine, Medical Management, Neuropsychology, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nutrition, and Occupational Medicine.

Susan E. Lawrence, MD

Correctional Healthcare, Internal Medicine - Medical oncology, prisons, jails, ICE, immigration detention facilities, deliberate indifference, cancer treatment in prison, end of life care in prison, chronic disease management in prison, general inmate health care, correctional medical director, triage, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment
Experienced Correctional Medicine Physician and Consultant. Double Board Certified (Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology), with additional areas of expertise in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and coccidioidomycosis. Educated at Barnard College of Columbia University and and Baylor College of Medicine. Founder/former CEO of nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization and and founder of FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for underserved populations. Skilled expert witness with extensive experience in records review, report writing, and deposition/trial testimony. Award winning writer and public speaker. Licensed in California and Indiana. Plaintiff and defense cases accepted. CV upon request.

Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

Oakland, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Independent Medical Examination, Disability Evaluation, Correctional Healthcare, Geriatrics, Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Child Development, Malingering Detection, Sex Offender Risk, Personal Injury, Head Trauma, Effects of Trauma, PTSD, Medical Malpractice, Depression, Anxiety
Dr. Dempsey is a Forensic Neuropsychologist licensed as a psychologist in 2006 by the California Board of Psychology; as a psychologist in 2022 by the Nevada and Alaska Boards of Psychology; Board Certified as a Forensic Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2017; became a Qualified Medical Evaluator certified by the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in 2014; certified as an Independent Practitioner by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2012; and was President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF) 2015-16 and Chapter Chair of California Coalition on Sex Offending (CCOSO) 2016-17. She spent six years as a licensed psychologist working as Assessment Coordinator and supervisor for trainees at San Quentin State Prison and is currently CEO and Founder of Psychological Assessment, Inc., a corporation providing psychological testing and assessment in forensic and non-forensic domains, competency restora...

Raymond Herr, MD Correctional Care Consultants LLC

San Diego, California
Correctional Healthcare, Addiction Medicine - Correctional healthcare expert, correctional standard of care, correctional addiction care, drug and alcohol detoxification in correctional settings, correctional medical director, supervision of advanced practice providers
Dr. Raymond Herr has been practicing in correctional healthcare for more than 25 years. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and in Addiction Medicine. He began his correctional work as a jail physician and jail medical director, later becoming an associate chief medical officer then a chief medical officer. He has been a chief medical officer for two national correctional healthcare companies over the past 10 years. He has provided patient care in jails, state prisons, and federal prisons over the past 25+ years. His areas of specialty include correctional policies and procedures, correctional standard of care, utilization management, supervision of advanced practice providers, drug and alcohol detoxification in correctional settings, medication-assisted treatment in correctional settings, addiction care in correctional settings. Dr. Herr has worked more than 1000 hours within emergency rooms and urgent cares and has been a primary care provider in non-c...

Nkiruka Ndu, MD, FACP, QME, CCHP-P Just Law Medical Services

Visalia, California
Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine - Correctional Healthcare, Independent Medical Examination, Worker's Compensation, Medical necessity determinations, Disability assessments, Medical file chart review, and utilization management,
Nkiruka Ndu, MD, FACP, QME, is the Medical Director of Just Law Medical Services, a medical-legal consulting firm that provides medical-legal evaluations in internal medicine. She is a Qualified Medical Examiner in the state of California, She evaluates injured workers and personal injury cases. She performs medical necessity determinations for Independent Review Organizations. for medical necessity determinations and appropriateness of care. She is knowledgeable in the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare Standards.

Susan M. Tiona, M.D.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Family Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Correctional Healthcare, Correctional Medicine, Primary Care, Family Medicine, medical chart review
Dr. Tiona graduated medical school in 1992 and completed her family medicine residency in 1995. After separating from the USAF in January 1998, she spent the next six years in community medicine before embarking on a career in correctional medicine beginning in June 2004. As part of her duties while employed as the chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections from 2015 to 2017, she began serving as expert witness for a variety of correctional healthcare cases. After leaving the CDOC, she has continued to practice in the correctional healthcare field as a telemedicine physician for a private prison company, as well as expanding her practice as an expert witness for correctional healthcare-related litigation.

Dr. Michael D McMunn, NP, CCHP- Mental Health, CCHP- Advanced Standard of Care Determination

Macon, Georgia
Correctional Healthcare, Nurse Practitioner - Correctional Healthcare, ACA Standards, Affidavit of Merit, Affidavit of Meritorious Defense, Deliberate Indifference, Depositions - Live and Remote Video, Federal Rule 26 Expert Report, Medical Negligence, NCCHC Standards, Standard of Care, Testimony at Panel Hearing, Wrongful Death, NP, RN, LPN
Providing professional services in correctional healthcare legal proceedings. Specializing in nurse and nurse practitioner standard of care determination. Experience testifying: NP, CNS, PA, RN, LPN, CNA, MA and EMT practice. 130+ Recent Plaintiff and Defendant cases regarding: ACA Standards Affidavit of Merit (25+) Affidavit of Meritorious Defense Deliberate Indifference Depositions- Live & Remote (20+) Federal Rule 26 Report - Multiple States (50+) Medical Negligence NCCHC Standards Panel Hearing Testimony Preliminary Report Preliminary Opinion Pre-Settlement Review Pre-Suit Affidavit Regulatory Scope of Service Standard of Care Wrongful Death Death- Cancer, Cervical Injury- Cancer, Skin Death- Cancer, Skin Death- Cardiac Injury- Compartment Syndrome Death- Dehydration Injury- Diabetes Injury- Gastrointestinal Death- Gastrointestinal, Ileus Death- Gastrointestinal, Thrombosis Death- Gastrointestinal, Effusion Death- Hepatic Injury- Hepatitis C Injury- Hernia Death- Homicid...

Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND Holliday Consulting, LLC

St. Charles, Minnesota
Nutrition, Food - Food Allergy, Obesity, Diabetes, Malnutrition, Foodborne Illness, Dietitian/Dietician, Wound Care, Menu Analysis, Prison/Jail, Hunger Strike, Food Safety, Dysphagia, Clinical Nutrition, Food Label/Labeling, Correctional Healthcare, Food Poisoning, Food Adulteration, Health Claims, Public Health
Dr. Holliday has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 15 years. For more than 12 of those years Dr. Holliday has helped to enhance the nutrition care of the United States largest correctional system and has served as the Chief of Nutrition and Dietetics for the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 2013. In 2021, he was selected by the U.S. Surgeon General to serve as the Chief Dietitian Officer for the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Holliday has extensive experience and knowledge working with government senior executive staff and attorneys on in-depth nutrition and dietetic matters and providing foreign and domestic intergovernmental legal and budgetary communications including, Senatorial, Congressional, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and Office of the President responses. Dr. Holliday has numerous peer-reviewed publications, extensive international and national public speaking experience, and experience consulting with private law firms...

Cheramie Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, VWCN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nurse, Medical Management - geriatrics, pediatrics, nursing homes, long term care, home health, home care, fall prevention, ICU, intensive care unit, psychiatric care, correctional healthcare, pressure sores & ulcers, wound care, skilled nursing facility, director of nursing, tracheostomy, hemodialysis
Award-winning nurse leader. Broadly experienced including: director of nursing at skilled nursing facility, wound care certified, pediatric homecare, director of nursing at an acute care hospital, acute care travel nurse, correctional nurse, and ICU nurse. Experience in psychiatric-geriatric care, ICU, medical-surgical, neurology, psychiatric and post-operative units.

Jodel Jencks, BSN, RN Jodel Jencks Consulting LLC

Sisters, Oregon
Nurse - Correctional Healthcare, Operations, Administration, Quality assurance
Healthcare professional with over 25 years in the industry. Over 20 years of experience in the area of Correctional Healthcare including nursing, administration, and operations. Areas of focus include staff training and development, policy, and quality assurance with compliance. Experienced in implementing quality correctional healthcare programs that are consistent with state and local health services regulations and statutes and NCCHC standards.