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Campus Address CGH 220
Phone  (20-5) -603
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Residency  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences    2007  AP/CP 
Fellowship  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences    2008  Surgical Pathology Fellow 
Fellowship  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2009  Forensic Pathology Fellow 

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology  2007 
Forensic Pathology  2009 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Forensic Pathology Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
-Associate Coroner/Medical Examiner, Jefferson County, Alabama (2014-present) -Member: National Association of Medical Examiners Board of Directors (2017-2020) -Committee Member, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Training Subcommittee (2017-present) -Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination Committee (Appointed by ASCP to 3 year term 2009-2012, Re-appointed 2013-2016) -Grant Reviewer, National Institute of Justice, Basic Scientific Research to Support Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Panel 8 (Appointed by Department of Justice) (2012-present) - Committee Member, Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Catastrophic Leave Committee (2011-2014) - Committee Member, Government Affairs Committee; National Association of Medical Examiners (2015-present) -Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Pathology (2014-present)

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Forensic Sciences  Associate Member 
American Society for Clinical Pathology  Fellow 
College of American Pathologists  Fellow 
National Association of Medical Examiners  Fellow; Member, Board of Directors 

Research/Clinical Interest
My greatest research interest is in how death certification by medical examiners can impact public health initiatives. In addition, I am interested in how changes in policy at medical examiner or coroner offices can improve medico/legal death investigation in the United States.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
McCleskey, Davis GG, Dye DW. Correcting the count: Improving vital statistics data regarding deaths related to obesity. J Forensic Sci. 2017.  29139116 
Beck R, Atherton DS, Kloda S, Dye DW, Robinson CA. Quantification of Loperamide by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. J Anal Toxicol. 2017;1-6.  28977432 
McCleskey BC, Dye DW, Davis GG. Review of postmortem interval estimation using vitreous humor: Past, present, and future. Acad Forensic Pathol 2016; 6(1):12-18.   
Cain M, Brazelton J, Dye DW. Identifying Errors in Forensic Autopsy Reports Using a Novel Web-based Program. Acad Forensic Pathol 2016;6 (1): 103-108.    
Ellis AD, Mcgwin G, Davis GG, Dye DW. Identifying cases of heroin toxicity where 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) is not detected by toxicological analyses. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2016; 12(3):243-7.  27114260  
Hinduja, A, Gupta, H, Dye D. Autopsy proven causes of in hospital mortality in acute stroke. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 8, November 2013, Pages 1014–1017.  24237810 
Davis GG, Dye DW, Davis JC. Grief – forensic practice and family interaction. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2011:16(W12).   
Dye, DW, Davis, GG. Diabetes Mellitus Presenting as Sudden Death. ASCP Check Sample. Vol. 51, No. 10. 119-127. November 2009.    
Dye, DW, Simmons, GT. Fatal Herpes Virus Type I Infection in a Newborn. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. March; 31(1). 89-91. 2010.  19949315 
Young, JF, Luecke, RH, Pearce, BA, Lee, T, Ahn, H, Baek, S, Moon, H, Dye, DW, Davis, TM and Taylor, SJ. Human organ/tissue growth algorithms that include obese individuals and black/white population organ weight similarities from autopsy data. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Vol. 72, No. 11. 740-5. 2009.   19267313 
Dye, DW, Peretti, FJ, Kokes, CP. Histologic Evidence of Repetitive Blunt Force Abdominal Trauma in Four Pediatric Fatalities. J Forensic Sci, Vol. 53, No. 6. November 2008.  18808370 

Drug abuse, sudden death, death certification