External Affairs/Community Outreach

External Affairs is responsible for handling all communications on behalf of the agency, including answering media inquiries, distributing public health information, and handling community outreach efforts.

Community Outreach Programs

group of students in the Student Shadow ProgramStudent Shadow Program:

The Medical Examiner's Office is currently accepting applications from eligible students for our one-day shadowing experience. Click here for more information on the Student Shadow Program.

group of people in a citizens academy classCitizens Academy:

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office Citizens Academy is a once-a-week, 10-week program designed to give Cuyahoga County residents an inside look at what goes into death investigations. Click here for more information on the Citizens Academy.


The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is an accredited teaching facility (ACGME accredited) and thus providing educational learning experiences is a focus. Click here for more information on Internships.

Student Resource Guide:

group of students on a school tourThe Student Resource Guide is designed to support and educate students that may have an interest in pursuing a career in forensic science. The guide contains articles written by today’s forensic scientists for tomorrow’s forensic scientists. Readers will get a glimpse into the daily life of the many forensic disciplines such as pathology, toxicology, trace evidence, drug chemistry, and more!

Download PDF Version of the Student Resource Guide.

Contact Information

For any media inquiries or questions on any of our community outreach programs, please contact:

Christopher Harris
External Affairs Manager