345 St Paul Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202





Deb Holbrook, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A
Forensic Nursing Coordinator

Mrs. Holbrook is a graduate of The Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Wilmington University. After working in the field of critical care, Mrs. Holbrook founded a Forensic Nurse Examiner Program in Delaware that became a model in the Unites States (US Senate, 2002). In 2002 she testified on Capitol Hill before a Senate Judiciary Committee on Crime and Drugs on behalf of the Bill that was signed into law in 2005 as the DNA Justice Act. She is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the ANCC Magnet Nurse of the Year, the Delaware Nurse of the Year, the International Association of Forensic Nurses Pioneer Award, and the 2014 Most Influential Marylanders in Healthcare. Mrs. Holbrook has authored grants totaling over 7 million dollars to benefit victims of major person’s crimes and lectures nationally for the Office of Victims of Crime in Washington. She has conducted over 200 pediatric and adult educational offerings, educating medical professionals across the country and has conducted over 5,000 forensic medical examinations. Mrs. Holbrook has integrated comprehensive forensic practice into the SANE model and her programs have cared for all patients of interpersonal violence including domestic, elder, child, institutional, vulnerable populations, gunshots, stabbings, non-accidental poisonings and burns. She has pioneered the use of alternate light source technology in strangulation cases and set precedence in Maryland Court systems.

M. Christine Jackson, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of University of California, San Diego Medical School and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson has been the Medical Director of the program Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at Mercy Medical Center since 1993. Dr. Jackson led the first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training program in Maryland and has continued to secure grant funding for training Forensic Nurses across Maryland. Her training efforts have also included working with police, patient advocates, and attorneys in providing comprehensive care to victims of violence. Dr. Jackson was part of the initial 1998 committee that requested and worked with the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) to include Forensic Nursing as a regulated specialty area in the Nurse Practice Act and has continued to serve on the MBON committee that updates these regulations. In addition to several research papers in the field of sexual assault and forensic medical care, she has written and published two books on Forensic Medicine in the Emergency Department. Dr. Jackson also continues to ensure quality medical and forensic care for patients experiencing violence by serving as a member of the Baltimore City Sexual Assault Response Team and the governor appointed Maryland State Taskforce for Improving Coverage of Forensic Evidence Examinations to Victims of Sexual Assault.