Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco, Ph.D.

Criminologist and Human Trafficking Expert Witness; Author, Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco holds a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University, with an expertise in human trafficking. She currently serves as a human trafficking expert witness for criminal cases, as well as a subject matter expert for research organizations. Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is represented by renowned literary agent Ronald Goldfarb and her book, “Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium,” is contracted for publication in 2017 with Praeger/ABC-Clio. Dr. Mehlman-Orozco is an accomplished survey methodologist, research scientist, and quantitative & qualitative consultant on issues related to human trafficking. She also serves as a peer reviewer for human trafficking publications and teaches human trafficking material at universities in the D.C. Metropolitan area. More information about Dr. Mehlman-Orozco's work can be found on her website,