Ph.D., D-ABFO, DDS
Joe Adserias-Garriga is a forensic anthropologist and forensic odontologist from Spain, where she directed and lectured in different postgraduate programs in forensic science at the University of Barcelona (Postgraduate in Forensic Odontology) and at the University of Girona (Postgraduate in Mass Disasters and Postgraduate in Forensic Anthropology).
She assisted the Institute of Legal Medicine of Catalonia in forensic anthropology and forensic odontology casework. Dr. Adserias-Garriga has a Diplomate in Valoration of Bucodental Damage and has wide experience in Malpractice and Bucodental Damage cases in civil litigation in Spain.
She was an external advisor to Mossos d´Esquadra (Catalonian Police), who honored her with a Police Decoration for her contribution in forensic casework in forensic anthropology and odontology. In 2016 she received the Ellis Kerley Foundation International Award in forensic anthropology.
Dr. Adserias-Garriga worked as a forensic anthropologist in the identification of the bodies found nearby the border between Mexico and US in South Texas, at Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University, United States.
She has conducted research collaborations with different entities in the United States and Europe like The Smithsonian Institution, University of Tennessee, the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia and Europol, among others.
She works in the development of standards serving as a member of OSAC on Forensic Odontology Informatics.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (D-ABFO) where she serves in the Identification Committee and the Dental Age Assessment Committee; additionally, Dr. Joe Adserias-Garriga serves as a member of the Board Governors in the American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME).
She is a member of the INTERPOL DVI Odontology SubWorking Group and the INTERPOL DVI Pathology-Anthropology SubWorking Group.
Dr. Adserias-Garriga is Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Forensic Sciences at Mercyhurst University, where she conducts cases, teaching and research in forensic odontology and forensic anthropology.