Dr. Nesbit is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist based out of
Durham, North Carolina.

She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she won awards for her research and for outstanding academic achievement, and where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After medical school, Dr. Nesbit completed a psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Health Alliance Program. During residency, she also graduated from Harvard Medical School’s Master of Bioethics program and was named a Rappeport Fellow by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She then received specialty fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the University of California, Davis under Dr. Charles Scott.

Dr. Nesbit has co-authored multiple forensic psychiatry textbook chapters. She has also written about and presented nationally on a variety of topics including forensic psychiatric ethics, involuntary psychiatric treatment, antisocial personality disorder, schizophrenia, violence risk assessment and management, and malingering.

In addition to her private forensic psychiatry practice, Dr. Nesbit is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Central Regional Hospital, an Assisting Consulting Professor at Duke University School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has historically worked at multiple correctional facilities, as a Forensic Psychiatric Consultant at Napa State Hospital, and as the Medical Director of the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Nesbit is a Councilor of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She is also a member of the Council on Psychiatry and Law of the American Psychiatric Association and is the Chair of the Peer Review of Psychiatric Testimony and Early Career Development Committees of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She also serves on the Forensic Hospital Services, Gender Issues, and Program Committees of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Dr. Nesbit accepts referrals for a variety of civil and criminal forensic evaluations and consultations nationally as well as locally.