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RONALD W. MARIS, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Please, use home address, below)
Past Director of Suicide Center Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
305 Sloan Building, 911 Pickens Adjunct Prof., Family Medicine
The University of South Carolina University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208 School of Medicine
Phone: 803-240-3073 (home office cell)
803-865-3946 (home office fax)
E-mail address: rwmaris@AOL.com
WWW Home page address: www.suicideexpert.com Home Office: 9 Poachers Lane, Columbia, South Carolina 29223-3014
Marital Status: Married; four children
Social Security Number: (for tax ID purposes only; call 803-240-3073)
Full Professor/Chair Associate Professor of Director, M.D.-Ph.D.
Department Sociology Psychiatry, Behavioral Program in Behavioral
University of South Sciences, and Social Sciences, The Johns
Carolina, Columbia, Relations,Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
University, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
29208 (1973- 84) Maryland 21218 (69-73) 21218 (69-73) Full Professor/Director Assistant Professor of Suicide Center Dartmouth College University of South Hanover, New Hampshire Carolina, Columbia, SC
1996- 2012 Research and Clinical Trial reviews of anti-
epileptics (especially gabapentin/Neurontin) and forensic testimony in Crone (06), Smith,(07 & 10), Bulger (08), and Reeves (12).
1993-1994 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Visiting Professor of Psychiatry (studied with John Mann, M.D.)
University of South Carolina Medical School Year I Psychiatric Residency Training (Medical Diagnosis, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurology)
1991- 2008 Research and Clinical Trial reviews of anti-
depressants (esp. SSRIs), culminating in FDA black
box warnings in 10/04 (children & adolescent)s &
12/06 (adults) and Congressional testimony on
The University of South Carolina (Columbia) completed four graduate statistics courses in Log-Linear Analysis Regression Analysis and Case-Control Studies (2).
The University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) School of Medicine, Killam Visiting Professor in Psychiatry.
The University of Vienna School of Medicine (Vienna, Austria) Research Fellow in Psychiatry.
Goethe Institut (Vienna, Austria) German (July-December).
Goethe Institut (West Berlin, Germany). German (May-July).
Ärztliche Lebensmüdenbetreuung (West Berlin, Germany).
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore) Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 1969.
Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center (Trainee in Suicidology).
University of Illinois (Urbana), Ph.D. (Major: Social-Psychology; Minor: Philosophy), 1965 (October). (With Highest Honors; Bobbs-Merrill Award).
University of Illinois (Urbana), M.A. (Philosophy, Logic, and History of Science), 1961.
Harvard University (Cambridge), One-year Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy and Religion (not a degree candidate).
University of Illinois (Urbana), B.A. (Philosophy, English, Chemical Engineering),1958. (With Honors; George Huff Award for Proficiency in Scholarship by a Varsity Athlete)
I started out as an academician with a Ph.D. in social-
psychology at the University of Illinois and taught theory, research methods, and statistics for a few years at Arizona State University (1964-1965) Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore in 1968 and thereafter had ten years of supervised, formal training in the delivery of clinical services (assessment and treatment of living patients). Johns Hopkins was recently (2011) ranked as the #1 hospital in the United States. I was director of their M.D.-Ph.D. program in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from 1969 to 1973. I have been a Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry continuously since 1969 (for 45 years).
While at Hopkins I had five years of intensive patient training
with psychiatric suicidal in- and out-patients. My supervisors were psychiatrists Joel Elkes, M.D., Seymour Perlin, M.D., Chester Schmidt, M.D., and Nahum Spinner, M.D. I was certified by JHUMS as a post-doctoral fellow in Psychiatry. Part of my Hopkins post-doctoral training included an internship at the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center, where I was supervised in direct clinical care of living suicidal patients by Robert Litman, M.D. I was also a Deputy Medical Examiner in Baltimore under Russell Fisher, M.D. for four years.
After five years of intensive clinical training in Psychiatry,
where I was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry, I had 5 additional years of M.D.-supervised clinical training as follows:
• World Health Organization Fellow in Psychiatry, Berlin, Germany,
• Yale Foundations Fund Fellow in Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria,
Erwin Ringel, M.D. (supervisor), 1979-1980.
• Director, University of South Carolina Suicide Center (I had 12
clinical staff and assessed and treated student ca. 17-35 years old), Harold Morgan, M.D. (Harvard), (supervisor), 1985-2001.
• Killam Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Calgary, Alberta,
Sebastian Littman, M.D. and Bryan Tanney, M.D. (supervisors), 1986.
• Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J. John Mann, M.D. (supervisor) 1993.
• Psychiatric Residency Training at Univ. So. Carolina (for 6
months), Peter Swanson, M.D., and J.T., Thornhill, M.D. (supervisors), 1993.
Thus, (during and) after Johns Hopkins I had about 5 more years of
formal clinical training in Psychiatry and Suicidology, for a total of about 10 years of clinical training and another 10 years of clinical experience. As Director of the USC Suicide Center (1986-2001)I did psychotherapy with suicidal college students. Of course, my 245 (to date from about 1980 to 2014) forensic cases involved intensive clinical review of the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric and suicidal patients (much like a Pathologist would have patients). I have been active in the study and review of psychiatric medications and worked with the FDA and Columbia University in the metaphysical analysis of antidepressants. I have also studied in-depth the clinical trial data of anti-convulsants and anti-epileptics. See my recent book, Pillaged: Psychiatric Medications and Suicidality (in press, USC, 2014). Finally, I have taught Introduction to Psychiatry and Suicide Assessment and Prevention for many years at the University or South, and continue to supervise resident physicians in Psychiatry (including training them in the use of the psychological autopsy) and Family Medicine.
Invited by Oxford University Press author their
Online annotated bibliography on Suicide.
Pathways to Suicide (1981) chosen the fourth (tied;
after Shneidman, Durkheim & Joiner) most impactful theory of suicide of all times (Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior 42 (1); Table 1, page 82).
Invited endorsement of International Handbook of
Suicide Prevention (Stephen Platt et al. Wiley),
Invited endorsement of Suicide Movies (Stephen
Board Certified in Forensic Suicidology,
Invited to address U.S. Congressional Committee on
veteran suicides (Bob Filner, chairman (5/6/08).
Invited scientific committee member of the U.S.
F,D,A,/Columbia RCTs SSRI, anti-seizure data for adults; evaluate role of Ψ drugs in self-
2003 Invited Member, NIMH/UR conference on Middle-Aged
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Institute
of Medicine workshop on suicide prevention
1999 Distinguished Honors College Teaching Award
1998 Gamecock Faculty All-Star Teaching Award
1997 Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award
1996 Board Certified Forensic Examiner (#2950).
1995 Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award Finalist (USC).
1994 South Carolina Honors College Dean Finalist (USC).
1994-2003 Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Scientific Advisory Committee (MHCRC), University of Pittsburgh Medical School
Assessment and Prediction of Suicide Book chosen as Book of the Month by Behavioral Science Book Service
1992-2003 Scientific Committee, American Suicide Foundation
Fellow, International Academy for Suicide Research
Killam Visiting Professor, University of Calgary, (Alberta, Canada)
Louis I. Dublin Award for Research in Suicide.
Russell Award for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences.
Editor-in Chief, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
President, American Association of Suicidology.
Foundations' Fund Fellow for Research in Psychiatry (Vienna).
Young Contributor's Award for Outstanding Research in Suicide in 1974, American Association of Suicidology.
Treasurer, American Association of Suicidology.
National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences).
Bobbs-Merrill Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Sociology at the University of Illinois.
George Huff Award for Outstanding Scholastic and Athletic Achievement at the University of Illinois.
PRIMARY RESEARCH, CONSULTING, AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Suicide, Medical and Behavioral Sciences
- Forensic Suicidology: Investigating and consulting on suicidal and equivocal deaths with particular attention to life insurance, medical malpractice, jail-prison cases, and suicide & antidepressants, Neurontin suicides, benzodiazepine and drug-related deaths.
- Large-scale epidemiological analysis of suicide, attempted suicide, homicide, assault, natural death, mental and physical illness, sexual deviation, drug abuse, and alcoholism.
- Suicidal careers of mid-life and aged males, especially "executive and professional suicides."
- Medical training of medical students, physicians, psychiatric residents and nurses in suicide prevention, death investigation, and behavioral sciences.
- Evaluation research of psychiatric clinics and suicide prevention centers; suicide prevention education.
- Federal policy planning for crisis intervention.
- Theories of suicide and self-destructive behaviors.
- Psychoanalytic and psychiatric theory.
(I have written a total of 21 books so far)
Pillaged: Psychiatric Medications and Suicidality Columbia, SC: in press with Univ. So. Carolina Press.
Suicide. In Oxford University Bibliography in Public
Health. Ed: Lawrence W. Green. NY: Oxford, pp 1-32.
Suicide With the Dental Profession. The Nugget,
Philosophical Foundations of Suicidology. Chapter 34 in M. Pompili (ed.), Suicide in the Words of Suicidologists NY: Nova Sciences Press.
The Truth About Veteran Suicides. Congressional Record (5/6/08) for U.S. House Committee on Veteran Affairs, Bob Filner, Chairman (10 pp).
A Comment on Robert D.Goldney….Suicide during the course of treatment of depression. Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior 37, 5 (October):600-601.
Foreward to Care of the Suicidal Person. Cutliffe &
Arthur. P. 99-104 in Edwin S. Shneidman (ed.) Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind. New York: Oxford University Press.
Understanding Suicide in the 21 st Century. Preventing Suicide, July: 4-7. Purcellville, PA .
Suicide and Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects of SSRI
Medications: Methodological Issues. In process to
Suicide. The Lancet, vol. 360:319-26.London, England.
Social and Cultural Factors in Suicide Risk.
Risk Factors for Suicide. Washington, DC:
78. 2000 Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology
(Co-authored with Alan L. Berman and Morton
M. Silverman). New York: Guilford Press.
77. 1999 Review of Suicidology, 2000. (co-editor).
Risk Management with Suicidal Patients. (Co-editor with Bruce Bongar et al.) New York: Guilford Press.
75. 1997 Social and Family Risk Factors in Suicide. J. John
Mann (Ed.). Psychiatric Clinics of North America:
Suicide. Saunders: Philadelphia, PA. Pp. 519-550.
74. 1997 Suicide. Encyclopedia of Human Biology. 2 nd.
edition, Vol. 8. Renato Dubecco (Ed.),
73. 1997 Suicide: Individual, Cultural, International
Perspectives. (Co-editor with Antoon Leenaars and
Yoshitomo Taghashi). New York: Guilford Press.
72. 1997 Review of Suicidology, 1997. (Co-editor with Morton
Silverman and Silvia Canetto). New York Guilford Press.
71. 1996 Beyond the Tower of Babel: Toward a Nomenclature
for Suicidology. Suicide and Life-Threatening
Predicting, Assessing, and Preventing Adolescent Suicides Archives of Suicide Research.
A Psychosocial Perspective on Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research.
Research Issues in Suicide and Sexual Orientation. (Co-editor with Eve Moscicki, Peter Muehrer, and Lloyd Potter). New York: Guilford Press. Pp 1-94.
Suicide Prevention. (With Morton Silverman, co-ed.) New York: Guilford Press.
66. 1994 The Prediction of Suicide. In Michael J. Kelleher,
editor. Divergent Perspectives on Suicidal Behaviour.
Cork, Ireland: Cork University. Pp. 28-41. 65. 1994
Inpatient Standards of Care and the Suicidal Patient. Part II: Integration with Clinical Risk Management. (with Mort M. Silverman, Alan L. Berman, Bruce Bongar,
and Robert E. Litman). Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol 24, no. 2 (Summer, 1994).
Inpatient Standards of Care and the Suicidal patient. Part I: General Clinical Formulations and Legal Considerations. (With B. Bongar, R. Litman, A. Berman, M. Silverman). Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 23, no. 3 (Fall 1993), 245-256.
Review, Howard J. Kushner, American Suicide, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring, 1993), 83-84.
Evolution of Suicidology as a Professional Discipline. In Antoon Leenaars et al. (eds.). Suicidology: Essays in Honor of Edwin S. Shneidman. North Vale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1-30.
Review, Derek Humphrey, Final Exit, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 22, no. 4 (Winter, 1992), 514-516.
Outpatient Standards of Care and the Suicidal Patient. (with B. Bongar, R. Litman, A. Berman), Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 22, no. 4 (Winter, 1992) 453-478.
Suicide Among Older Adults (Co-Ed. with Antoon Leenaars et al.). New York: Guilford Press.
Forensic Suicidology, Suicide: Guidelines for Assessment, Management and Treatment. Bruce Bongar (Ed.). New York: Oxford, University Press.
Suicide, Encyclopedia of Sociology. Volume 4. Edgar F. Borgatta (Ed.). New York: MacMillan. pp. 2111-2119.
Assessment and Prediction of Suicide (Co-editor with Alan Berman, John Maltsberger and Robert Yufit). New York: Guilford Press. (Selected as Book of the Month by the Behavioral Science Book Service). 697 pages.
Suicide, Encyclopedia of Human Biology, Vol. 7, Renato Dulbecco (Ed.), New York: Academic Press. pp. 327-335.
The Developmental Perspective of Suicide, Suicide Across the Lifespan. Antoon A. Leenaars and Lester (Eds.). New York: Plenum.
Malpractice, Suicide Prevention: Case Consultation: Alan L. Berman (Ed.) New York: Springer.
Strategies for Studying Suicides (Co-Ed. with Eve Moscicki and Irma Lann) (New York: the Guilford Press, 1989), 275 pages.
The Biomedical and Existential View of Suicide, Suicide: Understanding and Responding: Harvard Medical School Perspectives, D. Jacobs and H. Brown (Eds.). New York: International Universities Press, 1989.
The Social Relations of Suicides, Suicide: Understanding and Responding: Harvard Medical School Perspectives, D. Jacobs and H. Brown (Eds.). New York: International Universities Press, 1989.
Advances in Suicidology: The Role of Attitudes in Suicidal Behavior, (Co-Ed.). (West Germany: E.J. Brill, 1989).
Understanding and Preventing Suicides (Ed.) (New York: Guilford Press, 1988), 118 pages.
Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, for Maris, Social Problems Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1988), 525 pages.
Social Problems, (Homewood, Illinois: Dorsey Press, 1988), 663 pages.
Basic Issues in Suicide Prevention, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 16 no. 3, 1986, 326-334.
Recommendations for the Study of Suicide (with Kim Smith), Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 16 no. 1, 1986, 67-69.
The Biology of Suicide, (Ed.) (New York: The Guilford Press, 1986). 234 pages.
The Problem of Adolescent Suicide, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 15 no. 2, 1985, 92-109.
41. 1984-1996 Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, volumes 14-26
(New York: Guilford Publications), editor-in-chief.
Review, Jerry Jacobs, The Moral Justification of Suicide, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 13, no. 1, January, 1984, 119-120.
Suicide and Ethics, with Margaret Battin (New York: Human Sciences Press, 1983), 125 pages.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 13 (New York: Human Sciences Press, 1983), 345 pages.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 12, (New York: Human Sciences Press, 1982), 263 pages.
Review, Denys de Catanzaro, Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior: A Sociobiological Perspective, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 11 no. 6, November, 1982, 776-777.
Review, Jo Roman, Exit House, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 12, no. 2, Summer, 1982, 124-127.
Rational Suicide, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring, 1982, 3-16.
Review, Jean Baechler, Suicides, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 87, November 1981, 738-740.
Pathways to Suicide. (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), 400 pages.
Suicide, American Encyclopedia, 8 pages.
Review, Maurice Halbwachs, The Causes of Suicide, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 8, no. 5, September, 1979, 765-766.
Review, James P. Carse and Arlene B. Dallery, Death and Society, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 8, no. 1, Spring 1978, 66-72.
Exchange, Balance, and Formal Organization in Psychotherapeutic Interactions, with Huell Connor, Jr., Suicide, vol. 6, no. 3, Fall, 1976, 150-168.
Coeditor, Proceedings of the 1975 American Association of Suicidology National Meetings.
Behavioral Sciences in Medical Education, with J. Elkes and R. Rubin, Johns Hopkins Medical School Journal, 136 (1975), 268-270.
Sociological Explanations of Suicide, Handbook for the Study of Suicide, S. Perlin and C. Schmidt, Jr. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 1975, 93-112.
Slipping Between the Psychotherapeutic Cracks: The Psychiatric Nonrespondent After Crisis Consultation with Huell E. Connor, Jr., Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, vol. 11 (Winter, 1974), 360-366.
Reply to Gerber, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 15 (June, 1974), 171-172.
Do Crisis Services Work: A Follow-Up of a Psychiatric Outpatient Sample, with Huell E. Connor, Jr., Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 14 (December, 1973), 311-322.
Review, David Lester, Why People Kill Themselves, American Sociological Review, vol. 2 (November, 1973), 623-625.
Suicide: A Growing Menace to Black Women, with Jack Slater, Ebony, vol. XXVII (September, 1973), 152-160.
Review, E.S. Shneidman, Essays in Self-Destruction, Omega.
Current Problems in Suicide Research, Crisis Intervention, vol. 4 (1972), 84-89.
Comparative Psychopathology of Assault and Suicide Attempts, with H. Connor, L. Daggett, and S. Weiss, Life-Threatening Behavior, Vol. 3 (Spring, 1973), 33-50.
Female Suicidal Careers, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 13 (March 1972), 105-109.
Education and Training in Suicidology, in Suicide Prevention in the Seventies, B.C. Hathorne and H.L.P. Resnik (eds), Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (#HSM 72.9054), 1972.
Uses of Logic in Theory Construction, American Sociological Review, Vol. 36 (August, 1971), 713-715.
Social Suicide: Some Neglected Dimensions of Self-Destruction in the Megalopolis, in Identifying Suicide Potential, D. B. Anderson and L.J. McClean (eds.), (New York: Behavioral Publications, 1971).
Deviance as Therapy: The Paradox of the Self-Destructive Female, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June, 1971), 114-124.
The Logical Adequacy of Homans' Social Theory, American Sociological Review, vol. 35 (December, 1970), 1069-1081.
The Johns Hopkins M.D.-Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1970), 177 pages (with Joel Elkes).
Review, J. P. Gibbs, Suicide, American Sociological Review, vol. 34, no. 1 (February, 1969), 131-132.
Policy Implications of Differences Between Suicidal Patients and Completed Suicides, Social Problems, vol. 17, no. 1 (Summer, 1969), 132-149. Reprinted in William Feigelman (ed.), Sociology Full Circle (Praeger), 1974 and in Freeman and Jones, Social Problems, Causes and Controls (Rand McNally), 1973.
Social Forces in Urban Suicide (Homewood, Illinois: The Dorsey Press, 1969), 214 pages.
Suicide: The Nondiminishing Rate, Minnesota Medicine, vol. 51 May, l968), 723-726.
Age, Sex, Marital Status and the Suicide Rate, Yale Scientific, vol. XLII, no. 4 (January, 1968).
Suicide, Status, and Mobility in Chicago, Social Forces, vol. 4, no. 2 (December, 1967), 246-256.
Reviews, R.N. Morris and John Mogey, The Sociology of Housing, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, vol. VI, no. 2, 303-304.
Suicide in Chicago, (University of Illinois, Doctoral Dissertation, 1965).
Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and the Private Language Argument (University of Illinois, Master of Arts Thesis).
PUBLICATIONS ABOUT MY WORK, REVIEWS OF MY WORK
12/24/12 Interview re British nurse (Jacintha Saldanha)suicide.
Junior Seau Suicide. Wall Street Journal and CNN News (Craig Johnson).
Military suicides. Daniel Lippman. Wall Street
Reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.
12/21/09 After Son's Suicide., Michael Schmidt, New York
Wars take deadly toll, even after vets return home,
USA TODAY, 10a –
Friday, May 23, 2008.
Invited address to U.S. Congress on Veteran suicides
VA Faulted in Diagnosing Suicide Candidates, San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko, p. B1.
Making Sense of the Great Suicide Debate, New York
Week in Review, pp. 1 & 8.
Good Morning America, ABC television discussion of
Court TV/Forensic Files, Plude v. Wisconsin (murder)
Court TV coverage of SC v. Pittman (Zoloft case).
Death of a Salesman/Anatomy of a Meltdown, Fortune,
06/05/04 His work is still full of life. The Los Angeles Times.
03/29/04 SJC to Hear Case. The Boston Globe, B5.
12/14/03 Preventing suicides from the Freedom bridge. A 1 & 4,
09/23/03 Disturbing Legacy of Rescues: Suicide. USA
11/13/02 Suicide Among NYC Police Officers, New York Times.
Cf., San Diego Union Tribune, psychology column
05/28/02 SSRIs and Suicide. British Broadcasting Corp.,
(BBC, Wales) Weekend/weekout with Lousie Elliott.
09/13/01 A Death Better than Fate’s, Washington Post, C01
08/30/01 CCN Talk Back Live (Bobby Batista; re Seattle Jumper),
also in Chicago Tribune & Seattle Times; LA radio KFI
11/12/99 Green Blood,Red Tears, farm s. film with J.T. Grey.
10/19/98 HBO Documentary: Death by Hanging.
03/10/98 Court T.V. (Trial Story, Sutorious)
07/16/96 Home Box Office film (Hampton, VA), KZ Films
06/05/96 Court T.V. (State of Ohio v. Sutorious)
10/12/95 Atlanta Constitution & Journal.
03/14/94 American Medical News, (AMA), p. 17.
08/24/93 The Morning Call, (Allentown, PA), A1-A4.
07/19/93 Tribune Review (Greensboro, PA), A1.
04/09/92 C-SPAN Debate with Derek Humphry on Final Exit
11/20/91 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
10/17/88 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
05/01/88 Clinical Psychiatry News (16/5)
Washington Post (interview on "Aging and Suicide")
American Journal of Sociology (89/5- James Short's review of my book, Pathways to Suicide)
03/26/84 U.S. News and World Report (Interview about my suicide
12/01/83 Social Forces (Review of my book Pathways to Suicide)
11/08/82 Contemporary Sociology (Review of my book, Pathways to
06/28/81 Los Angeles Times (Review of my book Pathways to
Social Exchange Theory. J. K. Chadwick-Jones. New York: Academic Press: pp. 216-218 (Review of my work on Homans).
04/01/70 American Sociological Review (Review of my book,
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - EMPLOYMENT, OFFICES, GRANTS
Consultant to Finklestein et al. for several
Invited scientific panel member for FDA/Columbia
University reclassification study of psychiatric
1995-2001 Lewis F. Freeman estate. $75,000 endowment to USC
Invited expert consultant to the U.S. National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide.
$2,000 research award to my honors student,
Stephanie Sonnenfeld for her senior thesis
1990-1996 American Association of Suicidology $74,000 for
editorial assistant (SLTB) and journal production
1993-2003 Scientific Advisory Committee, American Suicide
Scientific Advisory Committee (MHCRC), University of Pittsburgh Medical School
American Association of Suicidology computer grant ($3,000)
1989-1996 Student Grievance Committee, Chair (1991), USC
1985-1989 USC Provost's Fund, $133,500 to fund Center for Study
of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Killam Visiting Scholar, Calgary, Alberta $27,458 (Canadian) to do research on mid-life male suicides.
Established Christopher Gibson Fund in USC Educational Foundation with $1,000 gift from Mr. R. Hammond.
1986-1987 Project Director, Sample Survey of Suicidal Behaviors
Member, USC Research Advisory Committee of Vice-President J. Kuhlman
Founder and Director, USC Center for Study of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
1984-1985 Venture Fund Research Grant to Study Suicide (USC
1981-1996 Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Nominated for Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Book Review Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
1980-1981 President, American Association of Suicidology.
1979-1980 President-Elect, American Association of Suicidology.
1979-1980 Foundations' Fund Fellowship for Research in
Psychiatry (FFRP Grant #78--621) for a study of the mid-life development of suicidal males in Vienna, Austria.
University of South Carolina Interdisciplinary Ph.D. proposal in Social Sciences.
Section Chairman, "Deviance and Social Control," American Sociological Association, National Meeting, San Francisco, California.
Chairman, Sociology Section International Congress for Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, Helsinki, Finland (June).
1976-1978 Panel Study of Obese Patients in a Behavior
1975-1980 Associate Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening
1973-1984 Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology,
1973-1980 Lecturer in Psychiatry, Medical University of South
1973-1975 Member of the Graduate Council of the University of
1973-1974 Member of Dean's Search Committee for Chairman of
History Department, University of South Carolina.
1980-1995 Board of Directors of the American Association
1973-1975 Treasurer of the American Association of Suicidology.
1972-1973 Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Evening College.
1971-1972 Member of Mental Health Counselors' Advisory
Committee, Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
1972-1973 Member of the Chairman's Advisory Committee,
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
1971-1973 Member of the Johns Hopkins University School of
1971-1972 Member of the National Institute of Mental Health
Grant Review Committee for the Center of the Study of Suicide Prevention.
1971-1973 Principal Investigator of Grant Foundation Award for
Training in Behavioral Sciences for Medical Students (M37-2222) for $112,843.
1971-1973 Principal Investigator of National Institute General
Medical Sciences Training Grant in Behavioral Sciences (1 T01 GM0219-01) for $433,560.
1971-1973 Creator and Director of the Johns Hopkins University
M.D. - Ph.D. Training Program in Behavioral Sciences.
Referee of Manuscripts for the American Sociological
Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and Social Forces.
1969-1973 Associate Professor of Sociology in Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences; and Associate Professor of Social Relations. The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).
Consultant to various suicidology conferences,
1969-1973 Research Consultant to Evaluate Psychiatric Emergency
Treatment Clinic at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
1969-1971 Member of the Program Committee of the American
1969-1970 Chairman, National Institute of Mental Health
Education and Training in Suicidology Task Force Committee.
1969-1970 Program Administrator of National Institute of Mental
Health Training Grant (PHS MH T01 11126-03 for $1,000,000) in Suicidology.
1969-1971 Principal Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Grant
(#M37.661 for $10,000) to do a Feasibility Study on the Use of the Teletype in Medical Education.
1968-1972 Principal Investigator, National Institute of Mental
Health Research Grant (PHS #Ro1 MH 17727 for $100,000) on Social-Psychiatric Dynamics of Suicide.
1968-1970 Consultant, National Institute of Mental Health
Research Grant (PHS MH #14697-01 for $60,000) to Assess Risk of Suicidal Populations with G. Donald Niswander (Principal Investigator).
1966-1969 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dartmouth College
(Hanover). Taught and did research on deviant behavior, and sociological theory.
1965-1966 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Arizona State
University (Tempe). Directed graduate theory seminars, taught social problems, and social statistics.
1964-1965 National Science Foundation Research Grant (GS-#793)
to investigate the social structure of 2,153 suicides in Chicago.
1960-1965 Teaching and Research Assistant in Sociology and
Philosophy, University of Illinois (with Daniel Glazer, Joseph Gusfield, Bernard Lazerwitz, and Louis Schneider), Deviant Behavior and Criminology, Urban Sociology, Survey Research Methodology, Sociological Theory, Logic, and History of Philosophy.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - CLINICAL AND LEGAL
(1/1/14, N = ca. 237
cases) 52% (n=124)for plaintiff; 45% (n=107)for defense, or 3%(n=6) no side.
(My typical work week involves: (1) consulting (22hrs/44%), (2) research/writing (10hrs/19%), (3) teaching (8hrs/16%), (4) administration (2hrs/3%), and (5) service (inc. patient care) (8hrs/16%), for a total of 50 hours. At this
time I have been just deposed ca. 50 times; trial testimony about 35 times). I have testified in 46 of the United States (40 times in SC, 16 in NC, 16 in GA, 20 in FL,8 in TX, 15 in California,6 in NYC, 7 in Illinois, etc.) and 8 foreign countries (viz., Egypt, France, Austria, Ireland, Calgary, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, and Canada). My consulting is about 44% of my time & 47% of my income. My income in the 2012 tax year was $290,967; of which $139,442(=48%)was 1090s consulting income. I teach half time in the medical school and undergraduate arts and sciences (one course per semester and two four-hour days, plus medical resident supervision and grand rounds; one semester on “
Suicide Assessment & Prevention” and the other on “Introduction to Psychiatry”).
Shelley/Brenan v. Piedmont Mental Health (Gary
Poilakoff). Spartanburg, S.C. (Plaintiff)
Stiles/Norris v. Judd (Robert Aranda), Laeland, FL.
Seastrunk/Blankship v. USA (Christie Newman).
Columbia, SC. Malpractice VA case (Defense).
Watson V. Adams (Patrick McLaughlin). Florence,
Mitchell v. 3 Rivers Hospital (Jones Andrews, Jr.)
State of Oklahoma v. Kevin Sweat (Wayne Woodyard).
Osmulgee, Oklahoma. Murder trial (Defense).
Kwasniewski v. Sanofi-Aventis (Robert Murdock) Las
Vegas, N.V. Product liability (Plaintiff).
Senescal v. USA (Pat Fannin) Spokane, W.A. Medical
Gurrieri v. Suffolk Co., New York (Andre Gregorian,
Stavey v. Florence Co. (William McKinnon) Florence,
Bates v. Holben (Ronald Collett) Phoenix, A.Z. Life
Gurrieri v. Suffolk Co, New York (Andre Gregorian)
Washington, D.C. Jail suicide (Plaintiff).
Bigham v. USA (Emery Clark) Columbia, S.C. Medical
Hearn v. Lancaster Co. (William McKinnon) Florence,
Varinecz v. Horry Co. Schools. (Richard Smith) Hilton
Head, S.C. School wrongful death. (Defense).
Sobrena v. Western Reserve Life (Richard McNally).
Reeves, Jack v. Pfizer. (Gene Brooks). Dawsonville,
GA. Product liability (Neurontin). (Plaintiff).
Celaya v. Pleasant Travel (Randy Chung). Kona, HI.
Anestis v. USA. (Albert Grasch). Lexington, KY.
Bannister v. Caribou Co. (Brandon Baxter). Logan, UT.
Medical malpractice/Jail suicide (Plaintiff).
Pryor v. Allstate (Todd Johnson). Aiken, SC.
Scott Moffitt (Tom Young, Jr.). Aiken, SC. Manner
of death/Contested Life Insurance (Plaintiff).
Bryant v. Florence co, Detention Ctr. (Douglas
Truslow). Florence, SC. Jail suicide (Plaintiff).
Middleton v. State Farm (Lee Nakamura). Honolulu,
HI. Manner of death/Life insurance (Defense).
Michelle Eldridge (Ralph Spooner). Portland, OR.
Pridemore v. Lexington Co., KY (LFUCG) (Hal Friedman).
Lexington, KY. Jail suicide (Plaintiff).
Williams v. USA (Emery Clark). Charleston, SC.
Stalvey v. Florence co, Detention Center (William
McKinnon). Rock Hill, SC. Jail suicide (Plaintiff)
Ha T.T. Ngo v. WRL (Richard McNally). Sacramento, CA.
Elaine Price (Brian Daniels). New Haven, CT. Manner of
Tatum v. Dr. Dyer (no attorney). Dallas, TX. Manner
Silva v. GSK (B.J. Crow). Albuquerque, NM. Product
Bandy v. Amica Life Insurace (Peter Enslein).
Washington, DC. Contested life insurance (Plaintiff)
Edwards v. Harvard College (Lisa Arrowood). Boston,
Villaneuva v. Unum (Randall Crane) San Benito, TX.
Life insurance & manner of death (Plaintiff)
Pil C. Shin v. Western Reserve Life (Richard McNally)
Los Angeles, CA. Contested life insurance (Defense).
Hendrickson v. Community Tx Services (Scott
Kirschbaum) Coral Gables, FL. Medical malpractice
Prevost v. Middleton Township (Richard Brockway)
Union, NJ. Wrongful arrest & death (Plaintiff)
Murphy v. FL Health Center (Edward Carbone) Tampa,
Arias v, Dr. Flemenbaum (Barbara Diamond) Miami, FL.
Sears v. Dr. Pistone (Joey Wright) Rock Hill, SC,
Wisconsin v. Douglas Plude (Albert Moustakis, DA)
Vincent T. Nguyen v. Western Reserve Life (Kenneth
Fine). Santa Ana, CA. Contested Life Insurance
Ward v. Lowcountry Health (Laura Evans) Charleston,
Vets. v. Peake et al. (Heather Moser) San Francisco, CA. Vet suicides and PTSD (Plaintiff).
Bulger v. Pfizer (Ken Fromson) Peabody, MA. Neurontin (Plaintiff)
Shearer v. Pfizer (Ken Fromson) Williamstown, MA Neurontin (Plaintiff)
Harris v. Dr. Jain (Sue Scuggs) Chatanooga, TN Medical Malpractice (Defense)
Ben Spencer (Scott Roberts) Boone, NC Workman’s Comp (Plaintiff).
Smith/van Hoosier v. Evercom, City of Independence,
MO. (James Thompson). Jail hanging (Plaintiff).
Smith v. Pfizer (Kenneth Fromsom/Finklestein) Nashville, TN. Neurontin suicide (Plaintiff).
Harter v. GSK (Harris Pogust) Troy, OH. Paxil
Martin v. GSK (Harris Pogust) Pheonix, Arizona. Paxil
Sarah Lowery (Patrick Salvi) Chicago, IL. Suicide
North Carolina v. Carolyn Futrell (Kevin Peters) Durham, NC Murder (Defense).
Alaska v. Derek Sawyer (Jim McComas). Glenallen, AL. Murder. (Defense).
Payne v. Thomas (Mike Graves). Hernando, MI. Motor vehicle accident/later suicide of other driver (Defense)
Forbes v. el Monte School District (Trish Law). Los Angeles, CA. Head/injury/suicide. (Plaintiff). Settled.
Nguyen v. Western Reserve Life (Adrianne Rans). Bay Bridge (SF) jumper/life insurance (D)
Napoli v. Dr Crovello (Jeff Kimmel) New York ophthalmologist/suicide/hanging. (P)
Thompkins v. Self Regional Healthcare (Steve Welsh) BF college student hung self on phone cord. Greenwood, SC (P)
Moose/Baumgardner v. Horry Co, Detention Center (Teri Leinbach) Myrtle Beach, SC. Jail suicide of WM (D).
Dr. James Short v. GSK (Kathy Lee) Indianapolis, IN. Paxil induced suicide of 40 yr old WM doctor. (P)
Routhier v. Dr. Keenan (Alan Milstein) Southbridge, MA. Wellbutrin product liability & med mal of 40 WF (P)
Scott v. Corrections Corp. of America (Jeff Rosenblum)
Giles v. Wyeth (Andy Vickery) Illinois Drug liability(P)
Crone v. Pfizer (Ken Fromson) California Gabapentin(P)
Hoku Lincoln v. State of Hawaii (Reginald Yee), Honolulu, HI, prison suicide (defense). Settled.
Vigilante v. Staten Island Hospital (Jon Levitt),
State of Georgia v. Corbin (Bruce Hardy), Atlanta,
Wendt v. Mercy Franklin Hospital (Tom Slater),
Strickland (Reeves) v. Pfizer (Gene Brooks) Savannah
Baranowski v. Strickland (Lisa Harris) Coral Gables,
FL, medical malpractice (defense) Deposed.
Pittman v. State of SC (Andy Vickery) Charleston, SC,
Meyers v. Desjardins (Kari Jacobson) Tampa, FL,
Kim (Eugene Brooks) Savannah, GA, product liability; Lexapro(plaintiff)
Easter (Patricia Law) Riverside, CA medical malpractice(plaintiff) Arbitration/deposed.
Needleman v. John Hancock (Andy Vickery) Houston, TX,
In re Neurontin (Finkelstein; Kenneth Fromson), NY, NY, product liability (plaintiff)
El-Batouty v. Boeing (Richard Ergo), NY, NY,
Fukuda v. WRL (Adrianne Hoehner) San Jose, CA,
Clear, John (Robin and John King) Westlake, OH.,
Bradley v. Fairwinds Treatment Center (Doug Lumpkin)
Clearwater, FL, medical malpractice (defense). Trial.
Dwight v. University Psychiatric Assoc. (Helms)
Winston-Salem, NC, medical malpractice (defense)
Bay Country Finances (Freeman) v. Fidelity)
Towson, MD, life insurance (plaintiff) Settled.
Chesher v. Dr. Graham (Evans) Cincinnati, OH., medical malpractice (defense)
Johnson v. Eli Lilly (Cordisco) Bristol, PA, product
Outlaw v. St John (Denny) Tulsa, OK, medical malpractice (plaintiff)
Rydin v. Camacho (Carter) Peoria, IL, product liaiblity (plaintiff)
Walendzik v. City of Lansing (Parsons) Traverse City, MD, suicide v. accident (plaintiff)
Holtz, Julie (Lacione) Cleveland, OH, product liaiblity (plaintiff)
Edgell v. Manifacturer’s Life (Barnette) Columbia, SC
Robinson v. Theos (Killian) Grand Junction, CO
Rifkin v. Morales (Brown) Sarasota,FL. Medical Malpractice (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Finnell v. Hunt (Tromberg) Jacksonville, FL. Medical Malpractice (plaintiff).
Parsons v. VA Hospital (Hamm). Medical malpractice
Faust v. St. Lawrence Hospital (Sinclair). Oskemos, MI. Medical Malpractice (defense).
Gerchik v. Stanley Villa East (Yospe), Santa Monica,
Clark v. Chatham Co. (Brooks). Savannal, GA. Jail suicide. (plaintiff) Deposed.
Miles v. Pfizer (Vickery). Baton Rouge, LA. Drug liability (plaintiff).
State of Wisconsin v. Mark Jensen (Jambois). Kenosha,
WI. Murder-suicide (prosecution). Filmed by
Flanders v. NOVA CMHC (Niad). Boca Raton, FL. Medical malpractice (defense).
Bostock v. GSK (Vickery). San Francisco, CA. Product liability (plaintiff).
Cox v. Memorial Medical Center (Morgan). Springfield, IL. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
Lynn v. Neo Psy Consultants (Dunlop). Canfield, OH. Medical malpractice (plaintiff)
Muir v. Cleveland Clinic et al. (Chamberlain), Cleveland, OH. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
State of Wisconsin v. Plude (Moustakis), Eagle River, WI. Murder-suicide (Prosecution). Trial.
Owensby v. Tiefenbrunn (McCloskey) St. Louis, MO. Accutane case (plaintiff).
Kubitz v. Winkles (Kehoe), Pensacola, FL. Liability
Lown v. Eli Lilly (Hall/Vickery), Columbia, SC.
Drug (Prozac) liablity (plaintiff). Deposed.
Arizona v. Carolyn Peak (Higgins), Tucson, AR. Murder (defense).
Cook v. Roth (Ader/Hitt), Miami, FL. Jail suicide
2002 Laughridge v. Dr. Kennedy (Carlock), Atlanta, GA.
Lutes v. Dr. Kelley (Gazak), Louisville, KY Medical
Thomlin v. Lincoln Benefit (Rogers). Jackson, TN. Contested life insurance (defense).
Fowler v. Dr. Vick (Patton). Springfield, MO. Medical malpractice (defense). Settled.
Reinstein v. The Bridge (Pagan). New York City, NY. Medical malpractce (plaintiff). Trial in NY Supreme Court.
Crawford v. Conway Hospital (Dement). Monroe, LA. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
Lasinski v. State of Indiana (Bulger). Valpalraiso,IN. Jail suicide (plaintiff).
Moore v. Corrections Corporation of America
(Rosenblum). Memphis, TN. Medical malpractice
Underwood v. Bishop et al. (Franklin). Savannah, GA. Medical malpractice (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Coburn v. Glaxo Smith Kline (Vickery). Perry, Utah. Product liability (plaintiff). Deposed.
Lee v. Hoag Memorial Hospital (Pleiss). Newport Beach, CA. Medical malpractice (defense).
High v. Pasco School District (Riseborough). Spokane, WA. School suicide (defense). Deposed.
Pitts/Karvelas v. Roche (Young). Columbia, SC. Product liability (accutane suicide) (plaintiff).
Stanton Hoffman (Battiste). Columbia, SC. Jail Suicide (plaintiff).
Marel Fulwood, Jr. (Battiste). Columbia, SC. Jail Suicide (plaintiff).
Ledesma v. Nova SE University CMHC (Bell). Boca Raton, FL. Medical malpractice (defense).
Alsept v. USA (Gentry). Lexington, KY. Medical Malpractice (defense). Trial.
Smith-Reyes (Bobby Ortega) v. Palo Verde Mental Health Services (Healy). Tucson, AZ. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Settled.
McKnelly v. Sioux Valley Hospital (Bonynge). Sioux Falls, SD. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
2001 Cottle v. Ramsey Youth Services (Smith/McNair).
Escobedo v. Claires Stores et al.(Juneau). Dallas, TX. Product liability (plaintiff). Deposed.
Richardson, Eik & Zion (Chemnick). Seattle, WA. Medical malpractice/product liability (plaintiff).
Ross v. Behavioral Health Care (Jenkins). Raleigh, NC. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
Nugent v. Prudential (Spesia). Joliet, IL. Contested life/murder/suicide (defense).
Adams v. Davidheizar (Derleth). Soldotna, AK. Contested life/drug liability (plaintiff).
Posey v. Continental Life (Dover). Pickins, SC. Contested life insurance (plaintiff).
Oregon v. Running (Bender). Portland, OR. Suicide /homicide (defense, criminal).
Weinstein v. Verqara (Tromberg). Jacksonville, FL.
Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
Woodruff v. USA (Myers). Columbia, SC. Prison suicide. (plaintiff). Trial.
Brackett v. Psychiatric Associates of Fredericksberg, VA. (Kilduff). Richmond, VA. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
Herrera v. Tarmac (Hernandez). Miami, FL. Workmans Compensation (plaintiff). Deposed.
Peniche v. Columbia HCA (Grossman). Boca Raton, FL. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
Williams v. Pee Dee Electric (Johnson). Columbia, SC. Workmans compensation (defense).
Dr. Madison v. State of South Carolina (Whetstone). Attempted murder (defense).
Falzone v. Dr. Goldschmidt (Silverberg). Fort Lauderdale, FL. Medical malpractice (defense).
Sorenson v. Belmont Hills Hospital (Haley) Oakland, CA. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed/trial.
Hudson v. GE Capital Assurance (Matthews). Florence, SC. Contested life insurance (plaintiff).
Cooper v. Dr. Donovan (Crain). Covington, LA. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
Meats v. Charter Hospital (Steadman). Wichita, KS.
Smith v. Dr. Wauters (Whitley). Tampa, FL. Medical Malpractice (Plaintiff). Settled.
Keil v. Oregon Health Sciences University (Norton). Portland, OR. Medical malpractice (defense). Trial.
McMahon v. Dr. Stengel (McKeon). Coeur d’Alene, ID. Medical malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed.
Klenotiz v. Holly Hill Hospital (Byrd). Fayetteville, NC. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
Hartman v. Pfizer (Vickery). Los Angeles, CA. Drug liability (plaintiff).
Rockenback v. Bellevue Pharmacy (Hine). St.Louis,
Trentadue v. the United States of America (Synder,
Schlossman). Oklahoma City, OK. Suicide-homicide
Simon v. Sacred Heart Medical Center (Arpin).
Spokane, WA. Medical malpractice (defense).
Weaver v. Dr. Lentz (McKay). Columbia, SC. Medical
1998 Williamson v. Eli Lilly (Vickery). Beaumont,TX.
1997 Dunlop v. Charter Hospital (Todd). Columbia,SC.
1997 Tulley v. Dr. Gorden (Cotter). Rockford, IL.
1997 Gainous v. Columbus Life (Stahl). Nashville, TN.
1997 Forsyth v. Lilly (Downey). Honolulu, HI. Drug
1997 Chandler v. Las Vegas Medical Examiner (Chesnof).
Las Vegas, NV. Manner of death (plaintiff).
1997 Gianguilio v. Lilly (Opalka). Philadelphia, PA.
1997 McDowell v. CNA Insurance (McGinley). Marietta,
GA. Contested life insurance (plaintiff).
1997 Garber v. Harbor View Hospital et al. (Panter).
1997 Garrido et al. v. Dade County School Board (Mowers).
1996 Dearborn v. Dr. Fox (Clay). Raleigh, NC.
1996 Expert Witness. State of Ohio v. Della Sutorius
(Croswell). Cincinnati, OH. Murder (defense).
1996 Consultant, with Park E. Dietz et al. Executive
suicide cluster at First Data Corporation. Omaha, NE.
1996 Expert Witness. Mathis v. Dr. Morrison (Lawton).
Charleston, SC. Medical malpractice (plaintiff).
Expert Witness. Bell v. Dr. Moore (Simpson). Dallas, T.X. Malpractice (plaintiff).
Expert Witness. Oliver v. Transamerica Insurance Co. (Boshears). St. Simon Island, G.A. Murder-Suicide (plaintiff).
Expert Witness. Prior v. Burke Co. (Goldsmith). Marion, N.C. Murder-Suicide (plaintiff). Deposed.
Expert Witness. Nield v. Fleetwood Enterprises (Coppede). Cheyenne, W.Y. Accident-Suicide (defense).
Expert Witness. Simon v. Lilly (Hawkins). Louisville, K.Y. Suicide (plaintiff).
N.J. v. Timmendequas (Lependorf). Murder/
1995 Greer/Rosenbloom v. Lilly (Greenwald). Prozac
1995 Consultant. Smith v. State of SC (Bruck).
1995 Consultant. Ardis v. State of SC (Chandler).
1994 Expert Witness. Foster v. Schroeder (Northrup).
1994 Expert Witness. Zinser v. City of Cincinnati
(Singer). Cincinnati, Ohio. Police suicide.
1994 Expert Witness. Saines v. Lilly (Downey).
Los Angeles. Prozac suicide. (plaintiff).
1994 Consultant. Euliss v. AT&T (Theall). Greensboro,
NC. Suicide/Sexual Harassment. (defense).
1994 Consultant. Gschwind v. Cessna Aircraft (Johnson).
Kansas City/Paris, France. Aircraft crash. (defense).
Consultant. Taylor v. Clinton, SC Jail. (Fairey, Parise - Chris Mills). Jail Suicide (plaintiff).
Consultant. Ray v. McGee. Chattanooga, Tennessee (Cornelius & Collins - David King). Medical malpractice (defense).
Expert witness. Arrendale v. Hangar One, et al. Cornelia, Georgia (Hugh McNatt). Airplane crash (defense).
Consultant. Gorden v. Whitis, Eli/Lilly, Iowa City, Iowa (Meardon, Suppel-James Hayes). Drug Case (Prozac) (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Bolden v. Co. of Pierce, Georgia. (Robert Benfield). Jail suicide (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Yost & Amnesty International v. Mexico City Jail, Washington, D.C. (Brand & Lowell-Sue Russell). Jail suicide (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Jones v. Dr. Green et al., Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Allman, Spry - David C. Smith). Malpractice (defense). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Ward v. Equitable, Durham, North Carolina (Glenn, Mills & Fisher - Bill Mills). Life insurance (plaintiff). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Robinson v. Franklin Life, Miami, Florida (Steel Hector & Davis - Brian Stack). Life insurance (defense). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Lee v. Kemper, Richmond, Virginia (Minor, Sanders - James Minor, Jr.). Life insurance (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Levine v. GM Coaches, New York City (Freedman - Edward Chase). Life insurance (plaintiff).
Consultant, Holding/Nelson, Surfside, South Carolina. Murder-Suicide (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Haffercamp/Sorg v. Lilly (Prozac), Madison, Wisconsin (Coyne, Niess - Bill Bauer). Drug case (Prozac) (plaintiff). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Wills v. Mass Mutual, Miami, Florida (Steel Hector & Davis - Brian Stack). Life insurance (defense).
Expert Witness, Fuller/Brown v. Mazzaglia, Durham, North Carolina (Newsom, Graham - E.C. Bryson, Jr.). Malpractice (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Consultant, Hawkins, various Prozac cases, Lexington, Kentucky (Morris, Hawkins & Dutton - G. Terry Hawkins) (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, Sheffield v. Richland Co. Detention Center, Columbia, South Carolina (Naufel, Ellis - Wm. Davidson). Jail suicide (defense).
Expert Witness, Textile Processing Research v. New York Life, Raleigh, North Carolina (Womble Carlyle - Bill Moore). Life insurance (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Expert Witness, Goodsen v. AMI West Alabama Hospital, Birmingham (Harris, Evans - Lyman Harris). Malpractice (defense).
Expert Witness, Gibbs v. North Carolina, Marion, North Carolina (Goldsmith & Goldsmith - Frank Goldsmith, Jr.). Murder (defense). Trial.
Expert Witness, Brown v. Holly Hill Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina (Patterson, Dilthey - Arlene Mercer). Malpractice (defense).
Expert Witness, Korth v. Lastimosa, Dallas, Texas (Simpson, Dowd - Skip Simpson). Malpractice (plaintiff). Deposed & Trial.
Expert Witness, Clarke v. Green, Spartanburg, South Carolina (Nelson, Mullins, Riley - Montieth Todd). Malpractice (defense).
Expert Witness, Gottesman v. Prudential Insurance Co., New Orleans, Louisiana. (Protective Order (Jones, Walker - Raymond Selassi, Jr.). Life insurance (defense). Deposed.
National Consultant to NIMH Affective Disorders and Anxiety Research Branch, Suicide Program, Rockville, Maryland.
Expert Witness, Hurst v. Brynn Marr Hospital, Jacksonville, North Carolina (Ward & Smith - Thomas E. Harris). Malpractice (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Expert Witness, Victory v. USF&G Insurance Co., New Orleans, Louisiana (Boggs, Loehn - Charles Boggs). Life insurance (defense).
Expert Witness, Bramlette v. Charter Rivers Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina. Malpractice (defense).
Expert Witness, Wilkie v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., Barnwell, South Carolina. Life insurance (plaintiff).
Consultant, Crolley v. Richland County Detention Center, Columbia, South Carolina. Jail suicide (plaintiff).
Expert Witness, van Joslin v. North Dakota Department of Mental Health, Bismark, North Dakota. Malpractice (defense).
Expert Witness, Lemon v. American General Insurance Co., Amarillo, Texas. Life insurance (plaintiff). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Greason v. Kemp et al., Atlanta, Georgia. Jail suicide (plaintiff). Deposed.
Expert Witness, Hinson v. SC Department of Youth Services et al., Columbia, South Carolina, Jail suicide (defense).
Consultant, Poss v. McDuffie County et al., Georgia. Jail suicide (plaintiff). Trial.
Expert Witness, Driggers v. Founders Life Insurance Co., Vidalia, Georgia. Life insurance (defense). Trial.
Expert Witness, Fleming v. Mass Mutual Insurance Co., Atlanta, Georgia. Life insurance (defense). Deposed & Trial.
Expert Witness, Funney v. Newberry County Jail, South Carolina. Jail suicide (plaintiff). Deposed at Trial.
Individual Psychotherapy with Suicidal Patients, their
Consultant. Revis v. Easley City Jail, Columbia, S.C.
Expert Witness, Hardy v. United Life and Accident Insurance Co., Atlanta, Georgia. Life insurance (defense). Trial.
Expert Witness. Lahser v. Fidelity Life Insurance Co., Killeen, Texas. Life insurance (defense). Deposed.
1983-1984 Expert Witness. Barwick v. Occidental Life Insurance
Corp., Atlanta, Georgia. Life insurance (defense).
Consultant. Hitt v. Felice. Law Office of Mr. F. S. Kanelos, Brookfield, Illinois.
Consultant. Evaluation of proposed suicide research centre. Department of Psychiatry, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Expert Witness. Irick v. Federated Insurance Company. Workman Compensation Court, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Trial.
PBS-TV National Program Panel Member, "Choosing Suicide."
1979-1980 Research Fellow at the University of Vienna School of
Medicine (Psychiatry). Study of Mid-Life Development in Male Suicides.
Expert Witness. American General Life Insurance Company v. MCFS Corporation. Federal Court, Jackson, Mississippi.
Expert Witness. Alexander v. New York Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Federal Court, Charleston, South Carolina. Life insurance (plaintiff). Trial.
Psychoanalysis with Benjamin Riggs, M.D., Professor and Acting Chairman, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston).
1973-1975 Lecturer in Psychiatry, Medical University of South
Carolina (Charleston). Residency supervisor.
1972-1973 Offered seminar on "Death and Dying" in the Johns
Hopkins University Evening College (Baltimore) and at the University of South Carolina.
1971-1973 Director of the Johns Hopkins University M.D.-Training
Program in Behavioral Sciences (Baltimore).
1969-1973 Consultant to the Psychiatric Emergency Treatment
Clinic, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. (Worked with Huell Connor, Jr., M.D.).
1969-1973 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Henry Phipps
Psychiatric Clinic, the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine (Baltimore).
World Health Organization Fellow in Crisis
Intervention, West Berlin, Germany (Klaus Thomas, D.D.
1970-1973 Individual Psychotherapy, with Alan R. McClary
(therapist), Professor of Psychiatry, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore).
1968-1969 Deputy Medical Examiner, Baltimore (City), Maryland.
1968-1973 Individual Psychotherapy with Suicidal Outpatients at
the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore).
1968-1969 Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine (Nahum Spinner, M.D., and Seymour Perlin, M.D. - Supervisors).
1965-1966 Trainee in Suicidology at the Los Angeles Suicide (and
SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES, TELEVISION/RADIO APPEARANCES, PAPERS READ
Wall Street Journal (Daniel Lippman) military suicides.
05/03/12 CNN, suicide of NFL’s Jr. Seau.
Arte TV, “Suicide” with Hannes Rossacher, film on German-French cultural channel.
09/06/07 CBS Radio, Los Angeles. “CDC report on pre-teen
08/31/07 “Good Morning America (ABC).” Owen Wilson Suicide
02/23/07 Grand Rounds for USC Psychiatry & Family medicine
on violence and antidepressant treatment.
02/20/07 Suicide and SSRIs. American Academy of Forensic
Sciences annual conference, San Antonio, TX
06/09/06 Testified in Court TV/Forensic Files, Plude v.
Introduction to Suicidology Workshop. AAS annual conference, Broomfield, CO.
Court TV, testified in SC v. Pittman, Charleston, SC
Suicide Prevention for Middle-Aged Males. NIMH.
Why are Suicide Rates Declining? AAS Plenary Session.
04/23/03 Suicidology 101. AAS Workshop. Sante Fe, N.M.
Suicide and Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects of
04/17/01 Suicidology 101. AAS Workshop. Atlanta, GA.
04/18/01 Board Certification in Suicidology. AAS think-tank.
03/14/01 Social and Cultural Factors in Assessing Suicide Risk.
National Academy of Sciences workshop. Irvine, CA.
04/13/00 Empirical Approaches to the Standard of Care. AAS
04/15/99 Legal Aspects of Suicide. AAS Workshop.
02/15/99 Investigating Suicide Deaths. AAFS workshop.
05/20/98 Suicide Prevention in Midlife. NIMH invited
05/16/98 Suicidal Careers. Plenary lecture to the American
05/15/98 Midlife Suicides in Crisis. Preconference workshop
at the annual conference of the AAS. Wash., DC.
04/26/97 Durkheim: 100 Years Later. Annual conference of the
American Association of Suicidology in Memphis, TN.
04/25/97 Executive Suicide. Annual conference of the American
Association of Suicidology in Memphis, TN.
06/05/96 State of Ohio v. Della Satorious. Court T.V.
05/19/96 Predicting Adolescent Suicide. International
biopsychosocial suicide conference in Athens, Greece.
05/17/96 Social and Cultural Forces in Suicide.
04/26/96 Social Suicide. AAS, St. Louis.
09/01/95 Assessing, Predicting, and Preventing Adolescent
Suicides. Plenary speaker at International Youth Suicide Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
08/30/95 A Psychosocial Perspective on Suicide. Plenary speaker
at International Youth Suicide Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
02/15/95 Suicide. Year II medical student lecture.
11/18/94 Classification of Suicide. NIMH, Washington,
10/21/94 Geriatric Suicide. Psychiatry residency training
program. USC Medical School. Columbia, SC.
09/01/94 Prediction of Suicide. European Suicide Symposium.
06/21/94 Suicide Assessment and Prediction. Department of
Mental Health. Westfield, Massachusetts.
04/12/94 Suicide Prevention Workshop. Aiken Center (SC).
03/09/94 Expert Testimony and the Standard of Care for Suicidal
Patients. American Association of Suicidology, New York, New York.
03/07/94 Rational Suicide. American Association of Suicidology,
02/19/94 Guns and Female Suicides. American Association of
04/13/93 Rational Suicide and Physician-Assisted Suicide.
American Association of Suicidology, San Francisco, California.
02/18/93 Assisted Death, Self-Deliverance, and Rational
Suicide, with Derek Humphry and John T. Maltsberger. American Academy of Forensic Sciences Boston, Massachusetts.
02/17/93 Kevorkian Michigan Cases, American Academy of Forensic
06/11/92 Familial and Social Risk Factors in Suicidal
Behaviors, International Conference of Suicidal Behaviors Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
04/09/92 Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide - A Debate with
04/04/92 The Evolution of Suicidology, American Association of
02/22/92 Prediction of Suicides in Forensic Cases, American
Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana.
11/20/91 Final Exit, review of D. Humphry's book for Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
07/19-24 Forensic Suicidology, American Association of
Suicidology, Summer Training Institute, Aspen, Colorado.
04/19/91 Suicide Over the Life-Span, American Association of
04/19/91 Suicide Nomenclature, American Association of
10/18/90 Relationship of Nonfatal Suicide Attempts to Completed
Suicides. University of Edinburgh Hospital, Scotland.
08/10/90 Management of the Suicidal Patient, American
Psychological Association, Boston Massachusetts.
04/27/90 Retrospective Case-Control Studies of Suicide,
American Association of Suicidology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
05/12/89 Adolescent Suicide, University of Tennessee
04/15/89 Litigation of Suicide Cases and Equivocal Deaths,
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, San Diego, California.
03/15/89 Physician Suicides, Columbia Medical Society,
02/08/89 Understanding, Predicting, and Preventing Suicide,
05/26/88 Suicide and the Life-Span: Middle-Age, University of
04/15/88 Malpractice in Suicide Cases, with Robert Litman and
02/26/88 Suicide in Middle-Age AIDs Patients, Harvard
University and University of California Medical School workshop. San Francisco, California.
12/14/87 Suicide, ABC national talk show with Michael Jackson,
Self-Mutilative Adolescents in Residential Settings, S.C. Youth Workers Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
05/27/87 Mid-Life Male Suicides, Workshop at Annual Meeting of
American Association of Suicidology, San Francisco, California.
11/28/86 Unanticipated Problems of Mid-Life Suicides, Community
Mental Health Lecture, University of Calgary (Alberta) School of Medicine.
Multiple Suicide Attempters, Psychiatric Residents Seminar, University of Calgary (Alberta) Psychiatry Department.
10/30/86 Biology of Suicide, Grand Rounds at the University of
Suicide Assessment and Prevention in the U.S. Army,
08/02/86 Six Army Bases in West Germany.
07/13-17 Speaker, Menninger Foundation Conference on Suicide,
06/10-13 Chaired and was on Plenary Panel of the NIMH Youth
Suicide Conference in Oakland, California.
05/05/86 Suicide, Columbia, S.C., Rotary Club.
05/14-16 Lecturer, Suicide Assessment and Prevention,
Columbia Area Mental Health Clinic, Columbia, South Carolina.
04/03/86 Biology of Suicide, Read paper at Annual Meeting of
ETV, Columbia, S.C., Discussed play- Night Mother.
07/23/85 Depression and Suicide, Coastal Carolina Hospital,
10/16-18 Keynote address, Suicide, Alberta Psychological
05/11/85 Suicide Risk Assessment in the Military, Fort Jackson,
04/20/85 The Dublin Lecture: Basic Issues in Suicide
Prevention, Annual Meeting of American Association of Suicidology, Toronto, Canada.
02/15/85 Lecture, Needs of the Dying Patient, Baptist Hospital,
02/01/85 Debate with Thomas Szasz, M.D., at Harvard University
10/25/84 Lecture, Suicidal Lifestyles of the Young, "Menorah
10/25/84 CBS-TV, Charlotte, N.C. "Youth Suicide"
08/30/84 Discussant, suicide papers at ASA meetings in San
04/15/84 Suicide and Ethics, Lecture at Boston Samaritans,
03/07/84 Adolescent Suicide, Lecture at Lexington Community
04/22/83 Suicide, Suggestibility, and Contagion, American
Association of Suicidology, Dallas, Texas.
03/01/83 Religion, Suicide, and Death, Lutheran Theological
11/12/82 Social Interventions in Suicide, Lafayette, Louisiana.
10/26/82- Lectures on Suicide to the Department of Psychiatry.
04/25/84 Calgary Medical School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
04/27/82 Young Suicides: A Radical Review, American Association
01/17/82 Rational Suicide, Medical College of Georgia.
12/07/81 WIS-TV - Columbia, S.C. Suicide.
11/14/81 The Suicidal Patient, USC Medical School.
06/16/80 PBS-TV - New York City (National Television, with Hugh
11/12/80 Lecture on Social Psychiatry at Universitat Wien
10/05/79 Death, Sexuality, and Aggression, American
04/08/78 "The Suicidologist as an Expert Witness," American
Association of Suicidology, New Orleans.
06/23/77 Sociology of Suicide Prevention, Helsinki, Finland.
06/15/71 Crisis Intervention, West Berlin School of Medicine,
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (past scientific
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (fellow)
American Psychiatric Association (past member)
American Association of Suicidology (past president and board-
American Board of Forensic Examiners (board-certified fellow)
International Academy for Suicide Research (invited fellow)
1955-1958 Varsity Track and Basketball at the University of
1960-1965 Tournament Archery. Men's State Champion in Illinois
Running (Boston marathon), archery, classical music, and golf
World Series of Poker & wolrd Poker Tour tournaments, 2006 -
present (2nd in four tournaments). 2012 sixth place finish in main event (Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MI).
Clark,Emery, J.D. Assistant United States Attorney. 1441 Main
Street, Suite 500. Columbia, South Carolina 29201 (803-929-3085).
Dietz, Park Elliott, M.D.-Ph.D. Threat Assessment Group. 2906
Lafayette, Newport Beach, California 92604.(949-723-2211).
Fromson, Kenneth B., J.D. Finklestein & Partners. 1279 Rte.
300, PO Box 1111, Newburgh, New York 12551 (845-562-0203 x 2755).
Lumpkin, Douglas B.
, J.D. Lumpkin & Haskins. 1718 Main St.,
Maltsberger, John T., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, McLean
Hospital, Harvard University, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, Massachusetts 02178 (617-855-3671).
Mann, J. John, M.D., Chief, Department of Neuroscience,
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Box 28, 722 168 th St., New York, NY 10032 (212-960-5844).
Moustakis, Albert D., J.D. District Attorney, Vilas Co., 330
Court Street, Eagle river, Wisconsin. 54521 (1-715-479-3615)
Silverman, Morton M., M.D., National suicide prevention resource
center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA, 02458-1060 (617-618-2379).
Tromberg & Safer (Fred Tromberg,
Attorneys at Law, 4925
Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. 32207 (904-396-5321).
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