R. Christopher Barden, J.D., Ph.D., LP ( rcbarden@mac.com ; 801-230-8328 )  is a national expert in law and science. He is a licensed attorney, licensed psychologist, research scientist, speaker, writer, expert witness, and national science-litigation-legislation consultant. He has published in the leading journals and texts in law, public policy, child-social-clinical psychology, psychiatry, surgery, and pediatrics.  Dr. Barden has helped draft and enact legislation to reform and improve the Emergency Medical System for Children in the U.S. As an attorney, Dr. Barden’s clients have received record jury verdicts and record settlements in complex litigation to reform the U.S. mental health system. As a national expert in law, science, and systems reform Dr. Barden has been interviewed by many national and international media sources.  Dr. Barden has given invited national training addresses to the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Bar Association, the U.S. Surgeon General's Conference, the International Assn of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, F.B.I. regional training meetings, and other groups. He has also served as a member of a State Higher Education Coordinating Board (MN), a member of a State Licensing Board of Psychology (MN), and as a State Special Assistant Attorney General (UT).  

B.A. - Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Graduating Senior Award, University of Minnesota 
Ph.D. - Child & Adult Clinical Psychology - Univ. of Minnesota & U.C. Berkeley & U.S.V.A. Palo Alto/Stanford Medical School
J.D., Cum Laude - Harvard Law School  and Harvard Law - Harvard Medical Joint Program in Forensic Psychology-Psychiatry Expert Psychologist & Scientist Testimony admitted in many state and federal jurisdictions as well as State Legislatures.