George Mason University, School of Nursing
Katherine Scafide is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University in the School of Nursing. As a forensic nurse, Dr. Scafide worked as a pediatric and adult sexual nurse examiner and was a death investigator for the State of Maryland’s medical examiner’s office. She continues to work as a forensic consultant for criminal and civil cases. Dr. Scafide obtained her Master’s and PhD at Johns Hopkins University. At Mason, her responsibilities involve teaching and mentoring PhD students while managing her federally funded program of research. Dr. Scafide’s current research interests focus on addressing the disparity in the identification and documentation of injuries among victims of violence, particular those of color, using new, innovative technologies. She is still known as the “paintball lady” for her unique method of creating bruises.
Thursday, September 12
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM