Daniel Dye

Faculty Member


  • Associate Professor (P), Forensic Pathology , Clinical Pathology
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Xylazine spreads across the US: A growing component of the increasingly synthetic and polysubstance overdose crisisDrug and Alcohol Dependence.  233. 2022
    2021 “Comet-tailing” associated with gunshot entrance woundsJournal of Forensic Sciences.  66:1154-1160. 2021
    2020 Examining the neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics associated with fatal overdose by type of drug involved and overdose settingAddictive Behaviors.  111. 2020
    2020 Early and prehospital trauma deaths: Who might benefit from advanced resuscitative care?Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  88:776-782. 2020
    2020 Pharmacies and features of the built environment associated with opioid overdose: A geospatial comparison of rural and urban regions in Alabama, USAInternational Journal of Drug Policy.  79. 2020
    2020 Stop the Bleed: Gap analysis and geographical evaluation of incident locations 2020
    2019 Correctly identifying deaths due to drug toxicity without a forensic autopsyAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  40:99-101. 2019
    2019 n-Ethyl Pentylone-Related Deaths in AlabamaJournal of Forensic Sciences.  64:304-308. 2019
    2018 Correcting the Count: Improving Vital Statistics Data Regarding Deaths Related to ObesityJournal of Forensic Sciences.  63:1155-1159. 2018
    2017 Quantification of loperamide by gas chromatography mass spectrometryJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  41:729-734. 2017
    2016 Identifying cases of heroin toxicity where 6-acetylmorphine (6-AM) is not detected by toxicological analyses 2016
    2016 Identifying Errors in Forensic Autopsy Reports Using a Novel Web-Based Program 2016
    2016 Review of Postmortem Interval Estimation Using Vitreous Humor: Past, Present, and Future 2016
    2013 Autopsy proven causes of in hospital mortality in acute stroke 2013
    2010 Fatal herpes virus type i infection in a newbornAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.  31:89-91. 2010
    2009 Diabetes Mellitus Presenting as Sudden Death 2009
    2009 Human organ/tissue growth algorithms that include obese individuals and black/white population organ weight similarities from autopsy data 2009
    2008 Histologic evidence of repetitive blunt force abdominal trauma in four pediatric fatalitiesJournal of Forensic Sciences.  53:1430-1433. 2008
    2005 Uncommon malignancies: Case 2. Gastric choriocarcinomaJournal of Clinical Oncology.  23:6251-6253. 2005
    2004 Bowel ischemia complicating pneumococcal pneumoniaChest.  126:968s-1-968s-2. 2004
    2002 Signaling Pathways Involved in Alcohol-Induced Toxicity of Microglial in the Developing Brain 2002
    2001 Developmental Alcohol Exposure Inhibits Survival, Proliferation and Maturation of Microglia in the Rat Cerebellum 2001
    2001 Microglial Cells are Targets of Ethanol During Cerebellar Development. 2001
    1999 Genetic Distance Between the Blue and Channel Catfishes (Genus Ictalurus) as Determined by Mitochondrial DNA Analysis 1999

    Research Overview

  • My greatest research interest is in how death certification by medical examiners can impact public health initiatives. In addition, I am interested in how changes in policy at medical examiner or coroner offices can improve medico/legal death investigation in the United States.

    Keywords - Drug abuse, sudden death, death certification
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Arkansas 2003
  • Awards And Honors

    Preferred Title

  • Associate Professor
  • Full Name

  • Daniel Dye
  • Additional Emails

  • dwdye@uab.edu
  • dwdye@uabmc.edu