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Eric Y. Drogin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Drogin currently holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School (as a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, and on the staff of the Forensic Psychiatry Service, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Additional positions have included Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, Chair of the APA’s Committee on Legal Issues, Chair of the APA’s Joint Task Force with the American Bar Association, and President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association. Dr. Drogin received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University.

Dr. Drogin is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. His current American Bar Association roles include Chair of the Behavioral and Neuroscience Law Committee and Chair of the Section of Science & Technology Law. Additional positions have included Chair of the ABA’s Life & Physical Sciences Division, Chair of the ABA’s Committee on the Rights & Responsibilities of Scientists, and Commissioner of the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. Dr. Drogin teaches on the adjunct faculty of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, participates as an Instructor in the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, and lectures regularly for the University of Wales (Prifysgol Aberystwyth) as an Honorary Professor of Law. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Villanova University School of Law.

Currently serving both as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Psychiatry and Law and as the Co-Editor in Chief of Psychological Injury and Law, Dr. Drogin has authored or co-authored over 150 legal and scientific publications to date, including the books Criminal Law Handbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (2000), Civil Law Handbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (2001), Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony (2007), Science for Lawyers (2008), Evaluation for Guardianship (2010), and Handbook of Forensic Assessment (2011). He has lectured extensively throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and regularly presents continuing education seminars for attorneys and mental health professionals on such topics as forensic assessment, ethics, and professional development. Dr. Drogin’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses mental health law, expert witness testimony, and trial consultation.