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Dr. Kristen Hartnett-McCann


About Dr. Kristen Hartnett-McCann

Dr. Kristen Hartnett-McCann is a board certified Forensic Anthropologist at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington, CT, where she performs forensic anthropological casework and scene response. Prior to her employment in Connecticut, she was the Assistant Director of Forensic Anthropology at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. While in New York City, Dr. Hartnett-McCann was active in casework and participated in the recent recovery and identification efforts at the World Trade Center. She is also the consulting forensic anthropologist for Suffolk County on Long Island as well as other counties in New York.


Dr. Hartnett-McCann is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hofstra University. In addition to teaching and casework, Dr. Hartnett-McCann is an appointed member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Anthropology Subcommittee, within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as a member of the Academy Standards Board (ASB) Anthropology Consensus Body.


Her research and applied interests include the estimation of age and sex from the adult skeleton, taphonomy, blunt and sharp force trauma, expert witness testimony, crime scene response, and mass disaster preparedness/response.

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