Dr. Wood’s rich experience as a researcher, clinician for California Adult Protective Services participation in court proceedings makes her the ideal elder abuse expert witness for your next case in California.
Dr. Wood has worked on well over 200 APS and fraud cases in her work as a consultant in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino Counties. In this role she has attended team meetings, assisted investigations, conducted in-field assessments, and testified in court primarily in cases related to elder financial abuse and undue influence. In addition, Dr. Wood has received funding from the National Institute of Justice for her work on financial exploitation of older adults.
Dr. Wood, Ph.D., is a full professor at Scripps College in the Department of Psychology and actively publishes research in the areas of financial elder abuse and fraud. Research funding has included the National Institute on Aging, National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Justice and the Borchard Foundation for Law and Aging.
Dr. Wood’s scope of practice is limited to the assessment of older adults and dependent adults with diminished capacity. She possesses immense experience on areas like probate conservatorship and testamentary capacity within elder abuse.