Cheri Adrian, PhD Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychology and Forensic Psychology

Keywords/Search Terms:

Personal Injury, Psychological Evaluations, Pain Psychology, Malingering & Exaggeration, Credibility, Post Traumatic Stress, Depression & Anxiety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse & Assault, Sexual Victimization, Accident Trauma, Fitness for Duty, Expert Psychological Review


PhD, Psychology, UCLA; MA, Psychology, UCLA; PhD, English and American Literature, UC San Diego

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Additional Information

Dr. Adrian received her PhD in psychology at UCLA and is a highly qualified examiner with over 31 years of experience in forensics, specializing in assessing psychological injury and credibility in allegations of psychological injury. She was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 10 years, and the Co- Director of the Psychodiagnostic Assessment Service at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital for five years.  She has served for the last 12 years as an Expert for licensing boards in California including the Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences, and provides licensure applicant appeal evaluations for legal and medical applicants as well. She has served as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in Psychology for the California Department of Workers’ Compensation for 12 years, and as a named expert in International Defense Base Act claims of Posttraumatic Stress. Dr. Adrian has been a named expert in over 50 civil personal injury forensic cases, including accidental and negligent personal injury; workplace gender, disability, and racial harassment and discrimination; wrongful termination; neighbor harassment; medical malpractice trauma; sexual harassment and abuse,; and other matters involving allegations of psychological stress and trauma.