Dr. Mitler has a distinguished career in the science of, and the legal ramifications arising from, human error mishaps. In academia, he served on the research and teaching faculties at Stanford University and was a Professor at Stony Brook University and The University of California, San Diego. Dr. Mitler has extensive experience with National Institutes of Health (NIH) research and served for ten years as a Program Director for the NIH in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Mitler has extensive experience having founded and operated sleep disorders centers at Stony Brook University and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. In legal settings, Dr. Mitler has over 30 years of experience in the forensic examination of transportation and industrial mishaps and assessing whether fatigue was a significant contributing factor.
Forensic examination is comprised of an orderly analysis, investigation, inquiry, test or inspection to obtain the truth. Almost every scientific or technical field has a forensic application which usually involves weighing the probability of competing explanations to provide an expert opinion. Dr. Mitler's forensic examinations are focused on cases in which it is alleged that fatigue and/or sleep disorders were contributory to a transportation or an industrial mishap.