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As director of forensic psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, Wade Myers, MD, focuses on child, adolescent and family psychiatry issues that involve the legal system. Dr. Myers is also a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dr. Myers is board-certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the book Juvenile Sexual Homicide. His primary research interests are in juvenile and adult homicide. Dr. Myers serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is active in organizational psychiatry. He is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s (AAPL) Ethics Committee and International Relations Committee. He has served as a forensic psychiatry consultant to attorneys and courts on a broad range of criminal and civil matters, in 25 states and internationally, and he has been an expert witness in hundreds of 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 Florida College 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.
Areas of Expertise
- 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