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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Police Practices & Procedures and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Specialty Focus: TASER, Use of Force, In-Custody Death, Excited Delirium, Conducted Electrical Weapon, Electro-Muscular Incapacitation, Hyperthermia, Proteomics, Police Training, Acoustic Weapon, Microwaves, Decompression Sickness

Education: Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine; B.S., Heidelberg University

Years in Practice: 40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


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Dr. Jauchem (“Joe-shum”) has a PhD in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. * 40 years of research experience in pathophysiology, last 30 years related to TASER® conducted electrical weapons and other potential non-lethal weapons (including acoustic devices, blunt-impact projectiles, and microwaves). * Performed original research studies and authored numerous critical reviews. * Studied specific areas relevant to forensic pathophysiology, such as use-of-force, excited delirium, hyperthermia, and proteomics. * Other areas of expertise include radio-frequency radiation and decompression sickness. * Previously Principal Scientific Editor for NIH Division of Research Resources. * Retired from US Air Force Civil Service in September 2014. * Published over 230 research publications, including over 110 peer-reviewed articles (over 75 of those as sole or first author). * Measured physiological factors prior to final pathological findings to develop hypotheses relating to weapons effects. * Has served as expert witness in Texas and Louisiana for plaintiffs in cases involving use-of-force incidents in which conducted electrical weapons were used. * Retained as expert witness in Arizona (signed report) on capital murder case involving decompression sickness. * Services include: (1) Consultation services to law firms, criminal and civil, both plaintiff and defense; public agency defense. (2) Analysis of records and preparation of you and your attorney for depositions and trial. (3) Candid evaluation of your potential cases and your prospects for success. (4) Review of opposing experts’ opinions to see which issues require specific points on cross-examination. Can assist counsel in preparing to cross-examine other witnesses. (5) Can be at trial to identify any misconceptions presented by opposing counsel (and testify in court, if needed, in selected cases). (6) Can recommend other experts, if appropriate. (7) Will write comprehensive reports, as needed.