Prof. Ersi Abacı Kalfoğlu obtained a Ph.D. in Forensic Sciences, following a graduate degree in Medical Biochemistry. She taught at the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University, as a full-time professor for 20 years. Currently, she is the head of the Forensic Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University. She also directs the Institute of Health Sciences at the same university. Sexual assault is her specialty and she has authored numerous journal articles on the subject.