D' Michelle P DuPre MD
Dr. DuPre is a forensic pathologist and retired medical examiner. She began her career in law enforcement with Columbia City Police where she walked a beat. She then became a detective with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and worked in undercover operations with a state police agency. After finishing medical school, she completed her residency in Pathology at Duke University Medical Center and went on to complete a Forensic Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas with Dr. Vincent DiMaio (known as the Father of Forensic Pathology) and in Miami, Florida at the Miami Dade Medical Examiner’s office.
For nearly twenty years, DuPre has lived in the Caribbean working for the US and British Governments and the Department of Justice. As a medical examiner she has worked in seven states and in foreign jurisdictions, testifying as an expert witness and consultant on numerous occasions and high-profile cases. She is a forensic consultant for a national news agency and regularly appears on news and radio shows discussing high profile cases.
Since coming back to the US mainland in 2009, she has been an instructor at the SC Criminal Justice Academy and the SC Coroner’s Association. While working at the USC School of Law, Children’s Law Center, she traveled the state as a workshop presenter and instructor for medical, social service and law enforcement personnel in the investigation of child abuse and neglect cases. She has written a field guide for law enforcement for child abuse investigations and one for homicide investigations as well as numerous articles on forensics and the forensic program she started at Columbia College has been recognized as one of the to 5 in the nation.
She is currently a Professor and the Criminal Justice Program Chair at Columbia College in South Carolina and is often a speaker at national and regional forensic conferences.