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Expert Witness Services

Are you seeking an expert witness with extensive experience in infectious disease outbreaks and epidemiology?

EpiTech Consulting provides expert witness services for cases involving infectious disease outbreaks and epidemiology.  We provide technical expertise in fact finding, discovery, depositions, and trial testimony.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Evaluation of methodology used for outbreak investigation
  • Evaluation of statistical analysis
  • Analysis of data to determine probable exposures and risk factors
  • Review of inspection data, traceback, and reports

Expert Witness Consultant


Heidi D. Sato, Epidemiologist

  • BS in Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

  • Master of Public Health, Columbia University

  • PhD, Health Sciences, TUI University

    Expertise in epidemiology and communicable diseases

  • 15 years experience as epidemiologist for Los Angeles County

  • Investigated over 60 outbreaks of infectious disease

  • Expert witness for the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the US

  • Developed a mathematical model for predicting foodborne illness outbreaks at restaurants

  • Conducted research on infectious diseases at the World Health Organization

  • Developed award-winning Foodborne Illness Advisor database application, which advises inspectors regarding validity, etiology and probable source of a foodborne illness

  • Experience teaching graduate courses in epidemiology and infectious diseases.

  • Over 10 articles published on infectious diseases

For more information or a copy of the fee schedule, please email or contact (818) 574-8676.