Dr. Arden is an active member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). He was elected Vice President of NAME for 2018, and currently serves on NAME’s Board of Directors and NAME’s Board’s Executive Committee. He is also the Chair of NAME’s By-Laws Committee.
Dr. Arden participated with NAME and RTI International in the development of web-based training in sudden unexplained infant death. The resulting program is used by forensic pathologists to earn continuing education credits necessary for license renewal, and for recertification by the American Board of Pathology.
Dr. Arden has contributed to and published professional articles on forensic pathology. He has been invited to lecture by law schools, judges, and medical examiner and coroner’s associations, and he has lectured extensively to various audiences including physicians, graduate medical trainees and medical students, nurses and physician assistants, law enforcement, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and interdisciplinary government panels. He has presented numerous times at the WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s annual conference to train and recertify County Medical Examiners for the State of West Virginia.
Dr. Arden’s publication and lecture expertise includes:
- Pediatric forensic pathology (child abuse and neglect, sudden infant death syndrome)
- Death investigation and certification
- Deaths in custody
- Sudden natural deaths
- Mistakes in homicide investigations
- Courtroom testimony and procedures