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  • Wade Myers, MD

  • Wade Myers, PhD

    • Director, Forensic Psychiatry Division of Hasbro Children's Hospital
    • Professor, Forensic Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Background Information

    Wade Myers, MD, is the director of Forensic Psychiatry at Hasbro Children's Hospital, which focuses on child, adolescent and family psychiatry issues that involve the legal system. Currently, the division provides the majority of correctional psychiatry for the state of Rhode Island for both adults and children. Myers has maintained a steady forensic psychiatry practice for more than 20 years. Through this practice, he has served as a forensic psychiatry consultant in multiple states and testified in hundreds of cases involving criminal and civil issues in children and adults. He has also volunteered over the years as a consultant to law enforcement, primarily on homicide cases.

    Myers earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Stetson University and his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery at the University of South FloridaCollege of Medicine, his residency in psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and in forensic psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

    Research Interests

    Myers' primary research interests are in the areas of juvenile and adult homicide and sexual homicide. He is the author of approximately 90 scientific publications and one book entitled Juvenile Sexual Homicide.

    Selected Publications

    • Myers, W.C. "Sexual Homicide by Juveniles." London, Academic Press, 2002.

    • Myers, W.C., Husted, D.S., Safarik, M.E., and O'Toole, M.E. The motivation behind serial sexual homicide: is it sex, power and control or anger? Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2006; 51:900-907.

    • Myers, W.C., Buhkanovsky, A., Justen, E., Morton, R.J., Tilley, J., Adams, K., and Hazelwood, R. The relationship between serial sexual murder and autoerotic asphyxiation.  Forensic Science International, 2008; 176(2-3):187-95.

    • Myers, W.C., Chan, H.C., Justen, E., and Lazarou, E. Sexual sadism, psychopathy, and recidivism in juvenile sexual murderers. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2009; 7:49-58.

    • Chan, H., Myers, W., and Heide, K. An empirical analysis of 30 years of U.S. juvenile and adult sexual homicide offender data: Race and age differences in the victim-offender relationship. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2010; 55: 1282129

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