Defense Advisory Committee on Investigations, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces

Doctor Jenifer Markowitz

Doctor Jenifer Markowitz Jenifer Markowitz is a forensic nursing consultant who specializes in issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence and strangulation, including medical-forensic examinations and professional education and curriculum development.  In addition to teaching at workshops and conferences around the world, she provides expert testimony, case consultation,and technical assistance; and develops training materials, resources, and publications.  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 U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.  Past national activities include working with the Army Surgeon General’s office to develop a curriculum for sexual assault medical-forensic examiners working in military treatment facilities (subsequently adopted by the Navy and Air Force); with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to develop a national protocol and training standards for sexual assault medical-forensic examinations; with Peace Corp to assess the agency’s multidisciplinary response to sexual assault; 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.  In 2004, Dr. Markowitz was named a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN); in 2012, she served as IAFN’s President.




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