Forensic Education

The Forensic Division provides multiple educational opportunities in civil, criminal, and correctional settings. Residents have the opportunity to participate in psychiatric evaluations and psychological testing of civil assessments with Dr. Allen and Dr. Ranseen.

Forensics Faculty

Timothy Allen, M.D.  Timothy Allen, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Forensic Services in the Department of Psychiatry. After completing his Psychiatry residency at UK, Dr. Allen completed a one-year fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Tulane University in June 2003. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. In addition to his duties at UK, he is currently a staff psychiatrist at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center in LaGrange, KY where he performs competency and criminal responsibility evaluations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 Jon Ranseen, PhDJohn Ranseen, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and holds joint appointments in the Neurology and Psychology departments. Dr. Ranseen has extensive experience in neuropsychological and psychological assessment in clinical and forensic settings. He is also a nationally recognized expert concerning the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to mental disabilities. He is a consultant to numerous state bar exam committees and other professional licensing boards in regard to students requesting test accommodations for mental disability based on the ADA.


Residents may also complete a rotation of correctional treatment. They perform psychiatric evaluation and make treatment recommendations via telemedicine to the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.