Lorio Forensics

Le’Roy E. Reese, Ph.D.

Dr. Reese, a Licensed Psychologist, is a Sr. Associate Consultant at Lorio Forensics and an adjunct associate professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also Director of the Smart and Secure Children Parent Leadership program at MSM. Recently he was faculty within the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity at MSM and the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. He is the Director of Behavioral Health at Akoma Counseling & Consulting, Inc. an outpatient behavioral health practice in Atlanta. Dr. Reese is also a Senior Advisor to Ichor Strategies, a New York based research and consultancy where he contributes to their client engagement efforts and the development of their public health and healthcare practice. Previously, Dr. Reese was a senior scientist and section chief at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


A widely published author, he served as a member of the Task Force of the American Psychological Association that produced the report Resilience and Strength in African American Children and Adolescents and he co-edited a commonly used prevention text book, Realizing Social Justice: The Challenge of Preventive InterventionsHe has consulted with the Annie E. Casey Foundation in their efforts to reform juvenile justice policy and practice in Georgia and nationally and has been a consultant to several institutes at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he served on the White House Council on Youth Violence. His research focuses on health equity as a civil rights imperative.


Forensically, Dr. Reese has testified or served as a consultant in civil and criminal cases in local, state and federal courts in Georgia and multiple districts across the United States.  Clinically, he works primarily with an African American male patient census.


Currently, Dr. Reese serves as a Director on the following boards, the Dekalb County Mental Health Court and the Health Promotion Advisory Coalition. He remains on the Board of Men Stopping Violence (MSV) where he is the immediate past Board Chair.  MSV is a national training and advocacy organization dedicated to eliminating men’s violence against women and girls.


Dr. Reese received his doctorate from The Ohio State University. He did his internship and fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical School’s Institute for Juvenile Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate studies at  The College of Wooster.

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