Jason H Byrd

Jason H Byrd,

Associate Director

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 294-4091
Business Email: jhbyrd@ufl.edu

About Jason H Byrd

Dr. Byrd is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified Forensic Entomologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Dr. Byrd is the educational program administrator for UF’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences, Wildlife Forensic Sciences, Shelter Medicine, and Forensic Medicine educational programs. He has served as President of the American Board of Forensic Entomology, the North American Forensic Entomology Association, and the International Veterinary Forensic Science Association. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Byrd has been consulting on forensic casework for over 25 years in the area of postmortem interval estimation and point of origin determination. Dr. Byrd serves as a Medicolegal Death Investigator within the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, Region IV, and serves as Commander for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System. He is a subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology and Insects and has published numerous scientific articles and book contributions on the use and application of entomological evidence in legal investigations. Dr. Byrd has combined his formal academic training in Entomology and Forensic Science to serve as a consultant and educator in both criminal and civil legal investigations throughout the United States and Internationally. Dr. Byrd specializes in the education of law enforcement officials, medical examiners, coroners, attorneys, and other death investigators on the use and applicability of arthropods in legal investigations. His research efforts have focused on the development and behavior of insects that have forensic importance.

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Entomologist
    American Board of Forensic Entomology

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2015-2018,2020-2021
VME6910 Supervised Research
2015-2021
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2015-2021
VME6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2013-2018,2020-2021
VME6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2012-2021
ENY6706 Forensic Entomology
2020-2021
VEM5424 Veterinary Forensic Pathology
2020
GMS6350 Forensic Investigation
2020
GMS6362 Principles of Crime Scene Investigation
2019
WIS6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
2018
VME6577 Practicing Pathology
2018
ANG7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2006-2010,2017
IDH3931 Interdisciplinary Junior Honors
2006-2015
ANT4740 Introduction to Forensic Science
2013-2014,2021
VME6575 Veterinary Forensic Medicine
2013-2014
VME6051 Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence
2014
VME6052 Animal Crime Scene Processing
2013-2014
VME6054 Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence
2011-2012
VEM5324 Vet Forensic Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4091
Emails:
Business:
jhbyrd@ufl.edu