Marcella 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. Her team works closely with the Maine Office of Behavioral Health and the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to provide research support for the State’s opioid response. She also leads the Center’s partnership with the Maine Office of Chief Medical Examiner to provide epidemiological surveillance of violent death as part of the National Violent Death Reporting System. 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.
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