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Primary Area of Expertise

Forensic Toxicology

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Curt E. Harper serves as the Chief Forensic Toxicologist for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) with over 12 years of experience. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and is certified as a Fellow of American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT). Dr. Harper serves as a private consultant by providing expert witness and consultation services in civil and criminal cases not worked by ADFS. He has experience in the following areas: dram shop cases, workplace injuries, wrongful death suits, workplace drug testing, retrograde extrapolations, marijuana impairment, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs cases, drug facilitated sexual assault, child endangerment, general poisoning cases, environmental toxin exposure, and blood, urine, oral fluid, hair drug testing interpretation. Dr. Harper has testified approximately 200 times as an expert witness in forensic toxicology.


Education & Licenses

Ph.D in Pharmacology + Toxicology

F-ABFT (Certification)