A forensic nurse examiner since 1995, Dr. Markowitz regularly serves as faculty, and as an expert consultant for the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. She has consulted for a variety of agencies and institutions, including Peace Corps, Michigan State University, the US Army Medical Command and the National Institute of Justice. She recently served as lead writer and researcher for the new National Protocol for Intimate Partner Violence Medical Forensic Exams, published by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Past national activities include working with OVW to develop a national protocol and training standards for Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic Examinations (for which she is currently serving as editor of the 3rd edition); with the U.S. Department of Defense to revise the military’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit and corresponding documentation forms; with the US Army Surgeon General to write the curriculum for training Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners in Military Treatment Facilities; and as an Advisory Board member for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In 2012 Dr. Markowitz served as President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She was a sitting member of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces until it was suspended in January 2021 and was reappointed when it was reconstituted in January 2022. In 2021 Dr. Markowitz was appointed to be a member of the federal Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Sciences’ subcommittee on forensic nursing, charged with identifying and developing forensic science standards for the profession.
Dr. Markowitz completed her undergraduate education education (B.A.) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and all of her nursing education, including a certificate as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a clinical doctorate in nursing (N.D.) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.
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