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Eric Y. Drogin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Drogin currently holds faculty appointments with Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Mass General Brigham Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He is the Affiliated Lead of Psycholegal Studies for the Psychiatry, Law, and Society Program (at BWH), and participates in the Forensic Psychiatry Service (at BIDMC) and the Program in Psychiatry and the Law (at Massachusetts Mental Health Center). Additional positions have included Chair of the APA’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 (ABA), 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 Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Mental Health for the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law, as an Instructor for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, and as an Honorary Professor of Law for the Prifysgol Aberystwyth (formerly “University of Wales”). Additional positions have included Chair of the ABA’s Science and Technology Law Section, Chair of the ABA’s Division of Life and Physical Sciences, Chair of the ABA’s Committee on Behavioral and Neuroscience Law, Chair of the ABA’s Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists, ABA Co-Chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (a joint standing committee of the ABA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science), and Commissioner of the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. Dr. Drogin received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Villanova University School of Law.

Currently serving as the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, and formerly serving as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Psychiatry & Law and as the Co-Editor in Chief of Psychological Injury and Law, Dr. Drogin has authored or co-authored over 300 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), Handbook of Forensic Assessment (2011), The Mental Health Professional in Court (2013), Mirandized Statements (2014), Conducting Miranda Evaluations (2019), and Ethical Conflicts in Psychology (5th ed., 2019). He has lectured extensively throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and regularly presents training 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.