and was a death investigator for the State of Maryland’s medical examiner’s office. As a forensic nurse, Dr. Scafide worked as a pediatric and adult sexual assault nurse examiner and was a death investigator for the State of Maryland’s medical examiner’s office. Dr. Scafide obtained her MSN and PhD at Johns Hopkins University. At Mason, her responsibilities involve teaching and mentoring PhD students while managing her federally funded program of research. Dr. Scafide’s research interests focus on addressing the disparity in the identification and documentation of injuries among victims of violence, particular those of color, using new, innovative technologies. She is still known as the “paintball lady” for her unique method of creating bruises.