In 2007 I completed 30 years of active duty and retired as a Navy Captain. I am Board Certified in clinical and forensic psychiatry and have over 20 years of clinical and forensic experience. I have been appointed as an expert consultant in over 140 military felony trials.
I have extensive clinical experience with substance abusing patients and victims of trauma and have conducted and published extensive research with victims exposed to psychological trauma from war, terrorism, and disasters.
I have served as a consultant and psychiatric expert for both prosecution or defense. My credentials in clinical work, research and education include numerous publications and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. I have also been been cited in USA Today and the Orange County Register and he has been interviewed on National Public Radio regarding my research on the effects of trauma on illness and function.
I served as a senior scientist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Studies and was formerly the Senior Scientific Advisor to the Department of Defense Center of Excellence on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury during the initial establishment of that command.
In addition to my forensic practice I am also employed by the Maryland Mental Health Adminstration at one of its inpatient psychiatric facilities.
I also served as a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association on matters of interrogation of detainees.