Mark J. Heath, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology: "Execution by Lethal Injection: A Medical, Legal and Ethical Controversy"
Dr. Heath studies the interface between clinical anesthesiology and the drugs and techniques used in lethal injection. In his research, he has interviewed executioners, wardens, physicians, nurses and death row prisoners; inspected 10 lethal facilities; and provided legislative testimony in multiple states and the United Kingdom House of Lords. He serves as an expert witness on behalf of condemned prisoners facing execution by lethal injection.
To read his recent opinion piece in The Guardian, visit https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/14/end-the-use-of-paralytic-drugs-when-executing-prisoners