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Debra Holbrook, MSN, RN, SANE A, FNE A/P, DF-AFN, FAAN
Mrs. Holbrook is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Radiologic Technology and The Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, in Baltimore, Maryland. After working in the field of critical care, Mrs. Holbrook founded a Forensic Nurse Examiner Program in Delaware that became a model of the United States (US Senate, 2002).

In 2002, she testified on Capitol Hill before a Senate Judicial Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs on behalf of the Bill that was signed into law in 2005 as the DNA Justice Act. She is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Delaware Nurse of the year, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses Pioneer Award. Mrs. Holbrook has authored grants totaling over 6 million dollars to benefit victims of major person’s crimes and lectures nationally for the Office for Victims of Crime in Washington, educating medical professionals across the country. She has conducted over 200 pediatric and adult SANE educational offerings both nationally and internationally.

Mrs. Holbrook has integrated comprehensive forensic practice into the SANE model and her Programs have cared for all patients of interpersonal violence including domestic, elder, child, institutional, vulnerable populations, gunshots, stabbings, non-accidental poisonings and burns. She has pioneered the use of the Alternative Light Source in strangulation cases and set precedence in Maryland court systems. She is currently Director of Forensic Nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore which coordinates care to victims of interpersonal violence for all hospitals in Baltimore City.
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