Forensic Healthcare Online

On-line continuing education information for forensic healthcare professionals


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About the Site:

Welcome to Forensic Healthcare Online, where readers can find current links to clinical education ranging from violence prevention to medical-forensic examinations to death investigation. The purpose of this site is to help clinicians identify affordable and accessible continuing education in the form of podcasts, webinars, webcasts, etc.

This site is maintained by Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, a practicing forensic nurse examiner. It is not the work of any organization or agency, and the author receives no funding to maintain this site. Users are encouraged to evaluate content carefully and post reviews as appropriate.

As with all information on the web, caveat emptor

About the Author:

Jenifer Markowitz is the Medical Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women. Dr. Markowitz presents around the country on a variety of forensic-related topics including medical-forensic examinations, strangulation, drug- and alcohol-facilitated sexual assault and expert witness testimony.

In addition to her work with AEquitas, she is also the project manager for an OVW-funded project on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program sustainability for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Dr. Markowitz continues to maintain a clinical practice with the program she once directed, the DOVE Program, in Akron, Ohio, where she sees sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse/neglect patients.

A forensic nurse examiner since 1995, Dr. Markowitz’s has presented as an expert and a facilitator for organizations such as the National District Attorneys Association and a variety of state prosecuting attorney associations, as well as the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.  Her past national activities include working with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to develop a national protocol and training standards for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations; with the U.S. Department of Defense to revise the military’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit and corresponding documentation forms, and as an Advisory Board member for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.  She is the author of multiple publications, including the clinical text, The Color Atlas of Domestic Violence, (Mosby), published in 2003.  In 2004, Dr. Markowitz was the recipient of the International Association of Forensic Nurses’ Distinguished Fellow award.  In 2009, she joined the editorial board of the Sexual Assault Report and she is the current editor of Forensic Health Online, an independent website dedicated to increasing online access to clinical forensic education.

Dr. Markowitz received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her clinical doctorate in nursing (ND) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado and is board certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent).

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Written by Jenifer

January 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm

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  1. I love your site. Keep it up !


    March 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

  2. Good for you Jen…


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