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Craig O’Connor

Deputy Director, Forensic Biology Department, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

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Craig O’Connor

Deputy Director, Forensic Biology Department, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Craig O’Connor is a Deputy Director in the Department of Forensic Biology at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, the largest public DNA Lab in the country with over 200 analysts and technicians. He manages the daily operations in the department ensuring that the analytical work conforms to state and national accreditation requirements and federal quality assurance standards. Dr. O’Connor has been with the OCME for 15 years and has provided expert testimony over 80 times throughout jurisdictions inside and outside of New York City at the local and federal level.

Dr. O’Connor received an MS and Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on forensic DNA identification and population genetics. He has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University School of Medicine, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent instructing classes in forensic science and forensic biology.