Lorio Forensics


Dr. Saray Y. Vinson, a Licensed Psychiatric Physician, is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Lorio Forensics. She is a Triple Board-Certified physician with national certifications in Child & Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatry. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M
University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vinson completed her general psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School, where she also received specialized training in trauma through Dr. Judith Herman’s Victims of Violence Program. This was followed by her two fellowships in Child & Adolescent, and Forensics at Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Vinson is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine and also holds an adjunct appointment at Emory School of Medicine.


With her additional expertise in Child & Adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Vinson is able to perform evaluations of children & adolescents, as well as take a nuanced developmental approach in her adult evaluations. Dr. Vinson has served as the Medical Director of a jail-based competency restoration program; as a psychiatric physician on an Assertive Community Treatment team at a large public hospital serving many patients with legal histories; as the Interim Medical Director of a community agency that provides mental health services as well as foster care and housing services to children and families; and in a juvenile justice facility providing direct patient care to incarcerated youth. She has practiced in both public and private settings serving children, adolescents and adults throughout her career.


A sought-after and highly-respected forensic mental health consultant, Dr. Vinson has testified and been admitted as an expert in state, federal, criminal and family courts. She has spoken at numerous regional and national legal conferences, including but not limited to the National Conference of State Chief Justices and the National Bar Association – Young Lawyer Division Conference and Retreat. Furthermore, Dr. Vinson has been tapped as a plenary speaker at multiple national psychiatry meetings such as the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. She has distinguished herself among her peers, earning an appointment from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee and two appointments from the Governor of Georgia to state commissions. She is the co-editor of the text Social (In)Justice and Mental Health and she has several peer reviewed journal articles. Dr. Vinson has won numerous awards in recognition of her scholarship, service and leadership.

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