Marcella Sorg

Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

Marcella Sorg photoMarci Sorg is a medical and forensic anthropologist specializing in health policy, particularly as it concerns public health, public safety, and the investigation of death and injury. She directs the Center’s Rural Drug and Alcohol Research Program, which monitors epidemiological indicators of substance abuse, particularly drug related deaths. Sorg is a board-certified forensic anthropologist, serving the state offices of chief medical examiner in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island in the recovery and examination of human remains. She also assists museums and other public sector organizations in evaluating skeletal materials.


5784 York Complex #4, Room 115
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
University of Maine | Orono, ME 04469.5784

Office Phone: 207.581.2596


  • D-ABFA American Board of Forensic Anthropology, 1983
  • Ph.D. Physical Anthropology, The Ohio State University, 1979
  • M.A. Anthropology, The Ohio State University, 1975
  • B.A. Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1972
  • R.N. Fairview Park School of Nursing, 1969