Alexander Fedotov is a specialist in the field forensic medical examination and pathological morphology. He is head of the medical forensic department with spectral laboratory of the Ryazan Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination named after D. I. Mastbaum, Russia, and a member of the Russian Scientific Society of Pathologists. His particular scientific interests include examining mode of death in forensic medicine and traumatic brain injury. He serves as a field expert expert co-directing and developing research methods from a forensic perspective for the Tukdam Study, CHM Collaboration.
A global community of field researchers are collaborating on a study of an ancient monastic post-mortem meditative state known as tukdam, practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how such a practice might offer insight into mental, spiritual, and physical well-being during the death process, both for the dying and for their support community.