• -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

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    2019 n-Ethyl Pentylone-Related Deaths in Alabama 2019
    2018 Correcting the Count: Improving Vital Statistics Data Regarding Deaths Related to Obesity 2018
    2017 Quantification of loperamide by gas chromatography mass spectrometry 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 Program 2016
    2016 Review of Postmortem Interval Estimation Using Vitreous Humor: Past, Present, and Future 2016
    2013 Autopsy proven causes of in hospital mortality in acute stroke 2013
    2010 Fatal herpes virus type i infection in a newborn 2010
    2009 Diabetes Mellitus Presenting as Sudden Death 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 fatalities 2008
    2005 Uncommon malignancies: Case 2. Gastric choriocarcinoma 2005
    2004 Bowel ischemia complicating pneumococcal pneumonia 2004
    2002 Signaling Pathways Involved in Alcohol-Induced Toxicity of Microglial in the Developing Brain 2002
    2001 Developmental Alcohol Exposure Inhibits Survival, Proliferation and Maturation of Microglia in the Rat Cerebellum 2001
    2001 Microglial Cells are Targets of Ethanol During Cerebellar Development. 2001
    1999 Genetic Distance Between the Blue and Channel Catfishes (Genus Ictalurus) as Determined by Mitochondrial DNA Analysis 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
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Daniel Dye