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Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D.


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. Currently serving as Chair of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, he previously chaired the APA's Committee on Legal Issues as well as the APA's Joint Task Force with the American Bar Association. Dr. Drogin is a former President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association. He serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and as a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and also serves on the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 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 service includes the ABA Advisory Panel, the Life and Physical Sciences Division (Chair), the Behavioral Sciences Committee (formerly as Chair), the Committee on Scientific Evidence, the Biotechnology Law Committee, the International Criminal Law Committee, the International Health Law Committee, the Military Justice Committee, the Science and Technology Committee, and the Committee on United States Lawyers Practicing Abroad, and formerly included the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and the Committee on Scientific Misconduct. Dr. Drogin is a Member of Council of the ABA's Section of Science and Technology Law, and is also an ABA appointee to the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and teaches at the University of Wales as an Honorary Professor of Law. Dr. Drogin received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Villanova University School of Law. Having authored or co-authored over 150 legal and scientific publications to date, including the American Bar Association's 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); and Science for Lawyers (2007), Dr. Drogin has lectured extensively throughout the United States and in England, Ireland, Wales, and Canada. He 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.