Uniquely positioned among both public health and public safety officials, medical examiners are critical sources of actionable data regarding drug-related fatalities. They routinely, actively engage with the social networks surrounding decedents. At this lunchtime presentation, New York City's First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jason Graham (bio) will discuss the role of the medical examiner in helping to combat the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths facing New York City and the nation. He will outline strategic innovations at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner that involve collaborative partnerships, stakeholder communications, and a new death investigation paradigm, among others.
Dr. Jason Graham serves as First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York at the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME).
Dr. Graham, a Tennessee native, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine before completing pathology residency and forensic pathology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Graham joined the NYC OCME in 2006 and served as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Manhattan before being appointed to his present position in 2013.
He concurrently holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.