Dr. Roof is currently an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the UC Davis Medical Center, associate training director for the UC Davis forensic psychiatry fellowship, medical director for Jail Psychiatric Services for Sacramento County and site director for medical student and resident psychiatric education at the Sacramento County Jail.

Dr. Roof completed medical school and residency training in psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed additional training in forensic psychiatry at UC Davis and is a board certified in general and forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Roof has been qualified as an expert witness in federal, state and military courts and has testified to issues involving a variety of mental disorders, sanity, competence to stand trial, dangerousness, mental health treatment of inmates, malingering, medical malpractice, testamentary capacity, wrongful death in correctional institutions, substance use and effects on intent and memory. He is part of the Sacramento County Superior Court Expert Witness panel and has completed court appointments for numerous other counties in California involving competency to stand trial, sanity, violence risk and sexual offenders.

He has published on the topics of geriatric offenders, delirium, infections of the nervous system, testamentary capacity, guardianship assessments, correctional psychiatry and brain imaging techniques as they relate to the legal system. He is passionate about teaching and has presented nationally and internationally on numerous psychiatric topics to a variety of groups including medical students, residents, attorneys, interpreters, social workers, correctional mental health and others.

Types of Forensic Evaluations and Consultations performed by Dr. Roof:

  • Mental and Emotional Injury
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Competency to Confess
  • Insanity Defense
  • Mitigation of Sentencing
  • Diminished Actuality
  • Malingering Evaluation
  • Sex Offender Evaluation
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Psychiatric Malpractice (Community and Correctional Environments)
  • Wrongful Death in a Correctional Institution/ Deliberate Indifference
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Violence Risk Assessment
  • Suicide and self-harm risk
  • Case Consultation
  • Case Preparation
  • General Evaluation of Defendant
  • Informational Testimony

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