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Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies

Associate Professor, Forensic Science

Coordinator, Forensic Science Program


Edward Strimlan is a professor of forensic science.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctor of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean
  • Clinical Training, Northwestern Hospital and Martha Washington Hospital, Chicago
  • Coroner's Education Course, Pennsylvania State Police Academy

Courses Taught

  • Accident/Suicide Investigations
  • Anatomy and Physiology (with lab)
  • Crime Scene
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Death Scene Investigation
  • Development of the Death Investigation System (with lab)
  • Forensic Evidence I and II (with lab)
  • The Natural Death Investigation


As the former chief forensic investigator for Allegheny County's Office of the Medical Examiner, Edward Strimlan, M.D., brings real stories and years of experience conducting more than 2,000 death scene investigations into the classroom. He has also led a CSI Summer Camp for high school students.

Professional Advisory Boards

  • Criminal Justice Administration Master's Degree Program at Point Park University, 2002-present
  • Pennsylvania Region 13 Weapons of Mass Destruction Working Group, 2001-2010
  • Pittsburgh International Airport Disaster Preparation and Planning, 2002-2010
  • Metropolitan Medical Response System, 2001-2010
  • "Gang Free" Pittsburgh School District, 2002-2006

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