Executive Director of Forensic Sciences
Dr. Mozayani received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tehran, Iran and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences/Toxicology from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is also board certified as a Forensic Toxicologist by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (DABFT). Prior to joining Texas Southern University, she was the Laboratory Director and Chief Toxicologist for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Before joining Harris County, she was the Chief Toxicologist for the District of Columbia at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Dr. Mozayani has held academic appointments with the following: Department of Medicine at the University of Texas, Department of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, the Department of Pathology at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and Senior Forensic Science Advisor in the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP).
Dr. Mozayani has obtained over 20 research grants from 1999-2011 and maintains an active research program. She has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed publications (1987-2011), has been an editor of 4 books, has authored invited chapters in 5 other books, and presented over 80 papers related to crime laboratory management, forensic toxicology (cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, drug testing in hair, inhalants, and opiates, GHB, alcohol, and several prescription drugs) at meetings of professional societies. She is the first US Editor of the journal of “Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology”.
Dr. Mozayani is the past president of the Southwestern Association of Toxicologists, a previous board member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. She is an active fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a delegate member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board. She is also a member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists and the Society of Hair Testing. At present, she is on the Board of Directors for Forensic Quality Services.
She is an Assessor/ Auditor for the American Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Program, Standards Council of Canada, the National Laboratory Certification Program, the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists and the College of American Pathologists, Forensic Urine Drug Testing.
Dr. Mozayani also serves as a consultant in other government and private industries. She has been a consultant to the government of Uzbekistan in forensic accreditation and management of crime laboratories for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) under the aegis of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. As an ICITAP advisor and instructor, Dr. Mozayani has taught all aspects of laboratory management and toxicology laboratory operations. Dr. Mozayani has been qualified as an expert witness in forensic toxicology and pharmacology in the states of Texas, Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas, California, Idaho, Montana, the Federal Court in Massachusetts and the numerous Military Courts of the United States.
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She has achieved and maintained international accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory, the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the Texas Department of Public Safety.