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This page contains correctional healthcare expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on correctional healthcare and related issues. Correctional healthcare expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these correctional healthcare expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Deliberate Indifference, Suicide, Correctional Healthcare, Jails, Medical Malpractice, Prisons, Wrongful Death, Correctional Medical Director, Correctional Suicide, Disability Evaluation, Mental Health, Prison Medicine, Standard Of Care, Urgent Care, and Addiction.

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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.

Marty Hearyman, MD, CCHP

Searcy, Arkansas
Correctional Healthcare - Prison Medicine, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Prison Standard of Care Violations, COVID-19, Inmate Medical Care, NCCHC Standards, Medical Site Director, Prison Physician
Dr. Hearyman has over 20 years of experience as a practicing physician; thirteen years in private family practice, and over 7 years as a site Medical Director for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He has over 6 years of experience providing medical care via telemedicine. As a former high school teacher and coach, he enjoys the educational aspect of helping his patients. He is a motivator of patients to take ownership of their health. As a patient advocate, he empowers participating patients in a joint decision-making process: 1) by engaging in an informed risk/benefit discussion, 2) and by implementing a health care plan for those needing inspiration and encouragement to embrace a more proactive approach to the optimization of their health. Dr. Hearyman has experience in fiction and non-fiction writing. None of his work has been made available for publishing at this time. Both plaintiff and defense cases accepted.

Lisa Boesky, PhD Suicide Expert Services

San Diego, California
Forensic Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - jail suicide, prison suicide, suicide, juvenile detention suicide, juvenile justice suicide, juvenile corrections suicide, suicide standard of care, correctional suicide, suicide risk assessment, suicide, jail/prison/correctional facility suicide
Dr. Lisa Boesky is a national thought leader on Suicide within Correctional facilities--Jails, Juvenile Detention, Prisons, etc. Dr. Lisa takes complex clinical information grounded in research and communicates it to non-clinical professionals in a practical, engaging and user-friendly manner via: --Expert Witness testimony on legal cases involving individuals who have died by Suicide in custody (plaintiff and defense) --Keynote addresses and workshops at national and state conferences --Litigation Consultant on legal cases involving individuals who have died by Suicide in custody (plaintiff and defense) --Training Programs for correctional, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, educational and law enforcement professionals --Consultation related to national standards and best practices in Suicide Prevention within Correctional facilities, including several "class-action" lawsuits --Authoring books, book chapters, and other publications related to mental health and Suicide ...

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. Rachyll Dempsey,Psy.D., Q.M.E, is a forensic neuropsychologist with offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and practicing throughout California. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSY21261) in 2006, Dr. Dempsey has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Quentin; the HOPE Program – Hayward; and for various colleges and universities. She has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator (#135075) since 2014 and an Independent Practitioner (DEM3135) through CASOMB (California Sex Offender Management Board) since 2012. Dr. Dempsey has dedicated her career to building her specialty in psychological and neuropsychological testing and assessment. She has taught at UCSF, Argosy University, St. Mary’s College, and Alliant International University, in addition to offering many continuing education seminars at various conferences. Dr. Dempsey has also assisted in creating, credentialing, and running three separate psychology training programs. Dr. Dempse...

Susan E. Lawrence, MD

Lancaster, California
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.

David M Mathis, MD CCHP-P FAAFP

Napa, California
Correctional Healthcare, Family Medicine - Prison Medicine, Prison Hospice, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Mental Health in Jails, Prison Standard of Care Violations, COVID-19, Formulary Complaints, Delayed Diagnosis/Treatment in Jails, Inmate Medical Care
David M. Mathis, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine for 30+ years. He has spent 20 years in prison medicine, most recently as a Physician and Surgeon at the California Medical Facility (CMF), a state prison for inmates with medium to high acuity medical issues. Designated a Certified Correctional Health Care Professional-Physician, he has also achieved Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr. Mathis spent four years as medical director of Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI), Maryland's largest prison (3500 inmates) and co-authored a published study, “Point-of-care INR Determination, Coumadin Dosage Changes, and Use of a Historical, Self-updating Database in a Prison.” During his time in private practice, he taught medical students from George Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Medical School as an Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences. Dr. Mathis is an experienced expert witness in Correctional Healthcare...

Fred R Moss, MD Fred R Moss, MD, Inc

Grass Valley, California
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Prisons & Jails, Wrongful Death, Suicide, Deliberate Indifference, Medical Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Addiction, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, Violence, Telepsychiatry, Overdose, Involuntary Hospitalization, Mental Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth
Board Certified actively practicing psychiatrist. Northwestern Educated Vast experience in disability and file review. Special interest in Telepsychiatry. 30+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes. Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes. Experienced expert witness case reviewer. Experienced Independent Medical Examiner. President and Founder - Mastering TeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists) Licensed in California & Illinois

Nkiruka Ndu, MD,FACP, QME 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.

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, CCPH

Davis, California
Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, standard of care, deliberate indifference, negligence, prison, corrections, correctional mental health
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than a decade of experience in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am familiar with the clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of delivering mental healthcare in prison. I have delivered direct services in outpatient, inpatient, and segregated settings and administered outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs. Mental healthcare in prison is frequently tied to judicial intervention. I am broadly familiar with the legal basis and remedial phases of such intervention. I am approved by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional. I have specific expertise in suicide in adult correctional settings (e.g., suicide risk assessment, treatment of suicidal persons, and suicide prevention policy). Currently, I monitor and support the suicide prevention programs for 10 prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prevention pro...

Jeffrey Wang, M.D. J&M Wang Medical Inc.

Visalia, California
Correctional Healthcare, Internal Medicine - Ambulatory care, outpatient care, urgent care, hospital medicine, inpatient care
I've had 12 years experience in private practice and 14 years in correctional medicine. The latter also included 4 year tenure as a Chief Medical Executive in a maximum security State Prison with multiple medical missions. In addition to time-limited Board certified in Internal Medicine, I am also NCCHC-P certified. I have been subpoenaed as material witness several times to testify in depositions, and testified in both Superior and Federal Courts. I am familiar with both Community and Correctional Health Care Standards. I am also savvy about prison politics. With experiences in administration, I am familiar with gimmicks from the tops of correctional health care organizations denying medically necessary care in the name of cost-saving. With 10 years of front-line experiences of direct inmate-patient care, I have gained reputation from the inmates and other staff to the effects that I am a good doctor because I care. I am good in singling out negligence and lapse of patient ca...

Raymond P Mooney, PA-C, DFAAPA Physician Assistant Expert Witness Services

Debary Circle, Florida
Physician Assistant, Correctional Healthcare - prison, family practice, urgent care, emergency medicine, correctional suicide, general medicine, general practice, family medicine, wrongful death, medical malpractice, physician assistant malpractice.
I have spent all my professional career after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy, practicing in Michigan. I am Board Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and a Distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants. This distinction is awarded to physician assistants that have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the profession. I have forty-six years of clinical experience in family medicine, urgent care medicine, emergency medicine, and correctional medicine. I am a member of the American College of Correctional Physicians, which complements and promotes my interest in correctional healthcare to contribute to quality healthcare for our inmate population. For the past twenty-three years, I have been providing medical-legal reviews in all the above specialties in approximately twenty-six states and trial testimony in state as well as federal court. Please feel free to review some of the articles that I have...

Dr. Michael D McMunn, FNP CCHP-Advanced Standard of Care Determination

Monroe, 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. 90+ Recent Plaintiff and Defendant cases regarding: ACA Standards Affidavit of Merit (20+) Affidavit of Meritorious Defense Deliberate Indifference Depositions- Live & Remote (15+) 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- Homicide...

Rachel S. Permuth, PhD, MSPH Epidemiology and Behavioral Research Consultants, LLC

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Public Health, Correctional Healthcare - Epidemiology, Nexus Letters, Exposures to chemicals, Camp Lejeune, Military, Veterans, COVID and prisons, COVID transmission and jails, correctional facilities, inmate health, infectious diseases, food safety, foodborne illness and outbreak, compassionate release
Published over 50+ papers on Epidemiology, COVID, inmate health, infectious diseases, food safety, foodborne illness and outbreak, workplace health, workplace psychology, social epidemiology, hospitality, integrated facilities management, public health, population health management. Environmental Exposures *Veterans Health *Military Health *Camp Lejeune *Roundup, Zantac, Talc Powder *Asbestos Prisons, Jails, Correctional Facilities • CDC Guidelines and their Applications • Inmate transfers and Contact-Tracing • Closed-Caption TV and Physical Structure review for proper transfer, recording of persons coming in and out of the facility • Infection Rate Modeling • Plaintiff and Defendant Support (inmates, staff, families, systems) Nursing Homes • Infection Control Policies and Procedures • COVID-19 Nursing Home response, guidance, and timeliness of infection prevention methods or response to infection • State and Federal Nursing Home Regulation and Guidance • Safe Staffing Practice...

James Tyler Carpenter, Ph.D., FAACP Metis Psychological Associates LLC

Randolph, Massachusetts
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Correctional Psychology, Correctional Healthcare, Personality Psychology, Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disability Evaluation, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Psychotherapy Integration, Internet Teaching and Consultation, Suicide, Criminal Behavior
Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include specialties in assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research on psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics (CCEs, high risk populations, sex offenders), disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings. He has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant and consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimu...

Mitchel Holliday, EdD, RDN, CDCES, FAND Prison Food Consulting

St. Charles, Minnesota
Nutrition, Correctional Healthcare - Food Allergy, Obesity, Diabetes, Malnutrition, Foodborne Illness, Dietitian and Dietician, Wound Care, Menu Analysis, Prison and Jail, Hunger Strike, Food Safety ,Dysphagia, Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Holliday has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 14 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 a broad range of correctional dietetic experience including: • Health and food service project management • Procedure development • Quality and process improvement • Working with senior executive staff and attorneys on correctional nutrition-related public health and medical issues • Administrative remedies • 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 also has experience consulting with private law firms, state attorney general offices, and public health offices on correctional dietetics practices. He has conducted research and authored numerous publications and presentations on correctional pub...

Thomas D. Fowlkes, MD

Oxford, Mississippi
Correctional Healthcare, Addiction Medicine - Deliberate Indifference, Prison Standard of Care, prisons, jails, correctional medical director, access to care in prison, urgent care, detox, substance abuse, drug testing, alcohol testing, residential substance abuse facility, outpatient substance abuse facility, supervision of nurse practitioners
Highly experienced correctional physician who currently serves as the Medical Director for a 140 bed facility. Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Certified Medical Review Officer for Drug/Alcohol Testing (MROCC). Owner and operator of a primary and urgent care clinic. Former co-owner and Medical Director of a 76 bed CARF accredited residential and outpatient detox and substance abuse treatment facility. Experienced Expert Witness.

A.E. Daniel, MD DANIEL FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Columbia, Missouri
Psychiatry, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, Prisons, Jails, Forensic Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, PTSD, medication, substance abuse, jail suicide, prison suicide, correctional suicide, group home suicide, nursing home suicide, addiction, teen suicide, juvenile suicide
Award winning thought leader on prison suicide. Triple Board-Certified medical doctor. (Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry). Former Director of Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Directed, managed and supervised services provided by psychiatrists working in all prisons in Missouri. Was administratively responsible for all mental health services provided by the mental health staff. Considerable experience in providing direct psychiatric services to jail and prison inmates in various correctional institutions. Significant experience interacting with correctional staff that provides direct one-to-one services to inmates on suicide watch and attending to their needs. Authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in correctional mental health and particularly on risk identification, prevention and risk management strategies relating to suicide in jails and prisons. One of the co-authors who updated the World Health Or...

Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

Spring Creek, Nevada
Correctional Healthcare, Nursing Administration - Jails, Prisons, Medical Record Review, Medical Malpractice, Deliberate Indifference, Standard of Care, Policy and Procedure, Mental Health, Suicide, Wrongful Death, Alcohol Withdrawal, Drug Withdrawal
Ms. Pearson is a consultant in correctional healthcare with over 36years experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration.

Nathaniel R. Evans, II, M.D., FACEP

Delanco , New Jersey
Occupational Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Jail Medicine, Dram Shop Litigation Issues
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Previous positions include: -Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rancocas Hospital, Willingboro, N.J. -President and Medical Director, Burlington Medical Center, Wilingboro, N.J. -Medical Director Burlington County (New Jersey) Department of Corrections -Physician, Virtua at Work -Medical Director, Concentra of Northeast Philadelphia Provide litigation support in Correctional/Jail Medicine related cases.

Ryan D. Herrington, MD MPH David Medical Services PLLC

Olympia, Washington
Correctional Healthcare, Addiction Medicine - Correctional expert witness, correctional medical director, prison medicine expert, jail medicine expert, prison medicine doctor
Common issues reviewed and opined on: missed diagnosis, wrong or no treatment, inattention/delay, insufficient access to specialist care, failure to send to emergency department, failure to ensure continuity of care. Both plaintiff and defense cases accepted. Familiar with the legal concept of deliberate indifference. Familiar with both jail and prison settings. Familiar with both government and private sector management structures. Can opine from both a primary care and an administrative/medical director perspective.
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