• -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)
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 “Comet-tailing” associated with gunshot entrance woundsJournal of Forensic Sciences2021
    2020 Examining the neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics associated with fatal overdose by type of drug involved and overdose settingAddictive Behaviors.  111. 2020
    2020 Early and prehospital trauma deaths: Who might benefit from advanced resuscitative care?Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  88:776-782. 2020
    2020 Pharmacies and features of the built environment associated with opioid overdose: A geospatial comparison of rural and urban regions in Alabama, USAInternational Journal of Drug Policy.  79. 2020
    2020 Stop the Bleed: Gap analysis and geographical evaluation of incident locationsTrauma Surgery and Acute Care Open.  5. 2020
    2019 Correctly identifying deaths due to drug toxicity without a forensic autopsyAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  40:99-101. 2019
    2019 n-Ethyl Pentylone-Related Deaths in AlabamaJournal of Forensic Sciences.  64:304-308. 2019
    2018 Correcting the Count: Improving Vital Statistics Data Regarding Deaths Related to ObesityJournal of Forensic Sciences.  63:1155-1159. 2018
    2017 Quantification of loperamide by gas chromatography mass spectrometryJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  41:729-734. 2017
    2016 Identifying cases of heroin toxicity where 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) is not detected by toxicological analyses 2016
    2016 Identifying Errors in Forensic Autopsy Reports Using a Novel Web-Based ProgramAcademic Forensic Pathology.  6:103-108. 2016
    2016 Review of Postmortem Interval Estimation Using Vitreous Humor: Past, Present, and FutureAcademic Forensic Pathology.  6:12-18. 2016
    2013 Autopsy proven causes of in hospital mortality in acute stroke 2013
    2010 Fatal herpes virus type i infection in a newbornAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  31:89-91. 2010
    2009 Diabetes Mellitus Presenting as Sudden DeathASCP Check Sample.  51:119-127. 2009
    2009 Human organ/tissue growth algorithms that include obese individuals and black/white population organ weight similarities from autopsy data 2009
    2008 Histologic evidence of repetitive blunt force abdominal trauma in four pediatric fatalitiesJournal of Forensic Sciences.  53:1430-1433. 2008
    2005 Uncommon malignancies: Case 2. Gastric choriocarcinomaJournal of Clinical Oncology.  23:6251-6253. 2005
    2004 Bowel ischemia complicating pneumococcal pneumoniaChest.  126:968S-968S. 2004
    2002 Signaling Pathways Involved in Alcohol-Induced Toxicity of Microglial in the Developing BrainAlcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research.  47A:26-26. 2002
    2001 Developmental Alcohol Exposure Inhibits Survival, Proliferation and Maturation of Microglia in the Rat CerebellumMolecular Biology of the Cell 12 (Supplement).  347A. 2001
    2001 Microglial Cells are Targets of Ethanol During Cerebellar Development.Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research.  34A:25-25. 2001
    1999 Genetic Distance Between the Blue and Channel Catfishes (Genus Ictalurus) as Determined by Mitochondrial DNA AnalysisProceedings of the Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference.  65-73. 1999

    Research Overview

  • 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.

    Keywords - Drug abuse, sudden death, death certification
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Arkansas 2003
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Daniel Dye