Live webinar presented by Mireille Kelley, Ph.D.
June 1, 2023, 12:30 pm
90 min of CLE credit anticipated
This course is designed to help the attendee to understand the general concepts of injury biomechanics, especially as it relates to head injury. It will inform the attendee on different types of head injuries and their associated biomechanical injury mechanisms and explore how injury analysis, injury causation, and the scientific method are used to investigate head injuries related to criminal cases. Case examples will show attendees how biomechanics is used to analyze head injuries in various types of investigations such as child injury, vehicular homicide, and assault. The case examples will also illustrate how understanding the biomechanical injury mechanisms of head injuries can help answer questions such as whether an injury is consistent with the provided description of an accident versus assault or to help determine where someone was seated in a motor vehicle accident.
This program is part of the 2023 IDS Forensic Science Education Series. The webinars will be presented monthly and are free to attend. Attorneys who want CLE credit for attending will be billed $3.50 per credit hour by the State Bar. Use this link to register for all webinars in the series and attend any that are of interest.
Dr. Mireille Kelley, Ph.D. is a Senior Staff Consultant for Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi). Dr. Kelley specializes in injury biomechanics and human performance capability. She has research expertise in traumatic brain injury, pediatric injury, and quantifying human strength and speed capabilities. Dr. Kelley provides injury and biomechanical analysis for various investigations including murder/assault investigations, child injury investigations, vehicular accidents, industrial accidents, and slip, trip, and falls.
Prior to joining ESi, Dr. Kelley earned a doctorate from the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences and was a member of Wake Forest’s Center for Injury Biomechanics where she researched head impacts and concussion injury mechanisms in youth football athletes. She also conducted research as part of the National Highway Traﬃc Safety Administration’s Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) and investigated the causation of injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions.