Forensic Anthropology expert services, llc

heather Garvin, Phd, D-abfa

Heather Garvin - Forensic Anthropologist

Dr. Heather Garvin is one of only ~120 active Board-Certified Forensic Anthropologists in the U.S. She is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology ( and currently serves on their Board of Directors. She has also served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Sciences since 2015 and is a Fellow in the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Garvin has >40 publications and >70 national presentations related to skeletal analyses.

Dr. Garvin has participated in >300 Forensic Anthropology cases, and can provide assistance in:

  • Determination of Forensic Significance (including Human vs Non)

  • Search & Recovery of Human Remains: Surface Scatters, Clandestine Burials, Lake & River Environments, Burned Remains

  • Analysis of Human Remains: Estimation of Biological Profile, Radiographic Comparisons for Identification, Assessfment of Skeletal Trauma and Taphonomic Modifications

  • External Reviews of Case Materials

  • Expert Witness Court Testimony

Please see other tabs for details about available consulting services. She currently resides in Iowa, working as a Professor of Anatomy and providing forensic anthropology consultation to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner. Dr. Garvin is willing to travel or can suggest other forensic anthropology contacts to assist you with your case.

CV available upon request. Please use Contact Form.