Lerah Sutton

Lerah Sutton, PhD

Director – Forensic Medicine Educational Program

Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 294-4511
Business Email: lerahsutton@ufl.edu

About Lerah Sutton

Dr. Lerah Sutton is the Director of the Forensic Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine. She is an award-winning educator, teaching both academic and continuing education courses related to her areas of specialization. As Program Director she teaches numerous academic courses on topics including Artifacts of Decomposition and Principles of Crime Scene Investigation within the Forensic Medicine Master’s Degree Program – a program for which she was instrumental in the design and development – and manages other program faculty, instructors, and staff. As Assistant Director of the Maples Center she oversees the creation, implementation, and instruction of continuing education courses for law enforcement and forensic science professionals.

Dr. Sutton is a Medicolegal Death Investigator within the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) and serves as Deputy Commander during incidents, deployments, and trainings. She serves as the Executive Director of the International Forensic Medicine Association, a Fellow of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners, the Chair of the Higher Education Committee of the Council of Forensic Science Educators, and is an active member of numerous other forensic-related professional organizations. She actively consults for over 100 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners’ offices on both active and cold cases related to forensic taphonomy, clandestine gravesite detection and excavation, comparative osteology, human decomposition, and estimation of the postmortem interval.

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Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2023
GMS6350 Forensic Investigation
2019-2024
GMS6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2019-2024
GMS6905 Independent Studies in Medical Sciences
2019-2024
GMS6352 Artifacts of Decomposition
2018-2024
GMS6354 Communication Skills in Forensic Science Context
2019-2024
GMS6362 Principles of Crime Scene Investigation
2020-2024
GMS6910 Supervised Research
2020-2023
VEM5424 Veterinary Forensic Pathology
2021
BSC4910 Individual Mentored Research in Biology
2021-2023
GMS6352L Artifacts of Decomposition Laboratory
2022-2024
GMS6362L Principles of Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory
2022-2024
VEM5895 Veterinary Forensics Clerkship
2023-2024
ANT4905 Individual Work
2024
ANT4907 Research Projects in Anthropology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-2082-9436

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4511
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
4800 SW 35TH DR
MAPLES CENTER FOR FORENSIC MEDICINE
GAINESVILLE FL 32608
Business Street:
4800 SW 35TH DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32608