Chief Deputy Brett Harding began his career in medicolegal death investigation in 1988 when he joined Florida’s District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office as a Forensic Investigator. In 1990, he entered the field of organ transplantation where he received critical care and surgical training. This was followed by a year of clinical research before returning to medicolegal death investigation in 1997. Mr. Harding successfully became a Registered Medicolegal Death Investigator and then one of the first Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigators in the State of Florida. He went on to serve on both the Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
Chief Deputy Harding is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a Fellow of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners and one of only 25 psychological autopsy investigators in the United States. He has served on multiple institutional advisory boards and has been an adjunct instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University, Edison State College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine. Mr. Harding has published numerous articles in the Journal of Forensic Sciences as well as the Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. He served as the Chief Forensic Investigator for Florida’s District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office and the Assistant Coroner for the Clark County Coroner / Medical Examiner’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada, before becoming the Chief Deputy Coroner at the Ada County Coroner’s Office.