- Research Assistant Professor in the Dewitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
“We were able to analyze only a limited number of executions. However, our findings suggest that current lethal injection protocols may not reliably effect death through the mechanisms intended, indicating a failure of design and implementation. If thiopental and potassium chloride fail to cause anesthesia and cardiac arrest, potentially aware inmates could die through pancuronium-induced asphyxiation. Thus the conventional view of lethal injection leading to an invariably peaceful and painless death is questionable.”
Cowritten with Sheldon, J, Lubarsky, DA, Lopez-Munoz, F, Waterman, L, Weisman, R, Koniaris, LG, “Lethal Injection for Execution: Chemical Asphyxiation?,” PLoS Medicine, Apr. 4, 2007
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Research Assistant Professor, Dewitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 2003-present
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 2001-2004
- Member, Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Member, Graduate Faculty, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Program
- Member, Graduate Faculty, Cancer Biology Program
- PhD, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2001
- BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
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