banner-3

Chandra Y. Gerrard, BS, RT (R)(CT)(MR)(QM)

Gerrard

Supervisor of Forensic Imaging

Center for Forensic Imaging

Lecturer III

UNM Department of Radiology

Clinical Radiology Research Technologist

UNM Department of Radiology

Computed Tomography Chapter Delegate

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Vice Chair & USA Liaison

International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR)

Radiographer

Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) Region VI

Chandra is a faculty member for the department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico with dual appointments in Radiology and Pathology. She is Supervisor of Forensic Imaging at the Center for Forensic Imaging (CFI), at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator and the Clinical Radiology Research Technologist in the department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. She is currently a Master of Public Health candidate, concentrating in Epidemiology, at the University of New Mexico, College of Population Health. She received a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine (2013), and an Associate's degree in Occupational Sciences - Radiologic Technology (2006) from PIMA Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is board certified in Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Quality Management.

She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) and served on the committee as Honorary Secretary from 2015-20216, and has been the USA Liaison since 2014. She is a Founder Member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and a subcommittee member of the ISFRI working group for Image Acquisition, in which her primary role is the lead protocol technologist who is responsible for delineating the workflow for performing postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). She is also a subcommittee member of the ISFRI working group for Pediatric Imaging, in which her primary role is as the lead protocol technologist responsible for collating international protocols and provide best practice standards for PMCT in pediatric populations with the goal of generating a joint statement of pediatric imaging standards by both the ISFRI and European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR).

Chandra has been involved in post mortem imaging and research for six years, with extensive experience in PMCT and PMMR. Her primary interest includes pediatric radiography and advanced postmortem pediatric CT and MR imaging. She is lead author of the textbook, Performing Postmortem Radiographs: A Concise Guide, Taylor & Francis, with Dr. Jamie Elifritz, due out in 2017. Chandra is an intermittent federal employee for the United States Department of Health and Human Services as a radiologic technologist for the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) Region VI. She also serves as a national delegate for the Computed Tomography Chapter, and a member of the Practice Standards Committee for Computed Tomography, for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). She is currently Chairman of the Board for the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists (NMSRT).

Chandra has provided numerous post mortem and forensic radiology presentations at state, national and international conferences including, but not limited to: National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI), International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR), and British Columbia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (BCAMRT).

Curriculum Vitae

Chandra Gerrard
Center for Forensic Imaging
MSC07 4040
1101 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

CGerrard@salud.unm.edu

(505) 925-0553 Office
(505) 925-0546 Fax