Episode 238 | Just Internships for Death InvestigationJaclynn McKay
Keyes, K., Russo, C., & Brown, C. (2023, February 24). Just Science. Just Internships for Death Investigation. [Audio podcast episode]. The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence. https://forensiccoe.org/podcast-2023-supporting-mdis-ep1/
Cory Russo is a board-certified Medical Examiner Investigator who currently works full-time at the Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner (OME). Prior to working as an investigator, she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in forensic science and psychology. She further continued her education at Touro Medical School, earning a master’s degree in medical health sciences. She also completed a master’s degree in business administration. While enrolled in school, she completed an internship at the Clark County Coroner’s Office as well as a homicide research thesis. She also worked in the medical field including multiple emergency departments and the NICU. Following her internship and completion of her master’s program, she began working at the Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Succeeding her employment at the coroner’s office, she transitioned to Des Moines, Iowa as a medical examiner investigator. Throughout her career, she has been involved in many research projects ranging from the investigation of suicide deaths to creating an HIV protein-protein interaction toolbox, for which she is a published author. Currently, she resides in Salt Lake City, Utah where she is the Internship Supervisor for the OME and strives to create an educational and interactive experience for students entering the medicolegal field. Her goal is to improve the medicolegal field while contributing positively to national public health efforts. She is currently working on completing her doctorate in health sciences from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Chelsea Brown has an educational background in anthropology with a master’s degree in biological anthropology. In 2016, she started as an intern with the Forensics and Investigations Department at the Orange County Coroner’s Office. In 2018, she was hired as an autopsy technician with the coroner’s office. Then, she transitioned into investigations where she currently works as a Senior Deputy Coroner in investigating the county’s deaths.