Vice-president for international collaboration

Prof. Roger H. Peters, Ph.D.

Dr. Peters is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), University of South Florida (USF), where he has served as a faculty member since 1986, and as Department Chair from 2004-2011.  Dr. Peters holds a joint appointment in USF’s College of Public Health.  Dr. Peters received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida State University, following completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, and is a licensed Psychologist in Florida. Dr. Peters has served as Principal Investigator and Director for several grant projects, including a NIDA P30 Research Core Center on Co-Occurring Disorders, Justice, and Multidisciplinary Research. He currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Courts, and has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College since 2014. Dr. Peters also serves on the editorial boards for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, and the Drug Court Review. Dr. Peters served as Chair and Co-Editor of the SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #44 on “Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System”. He is also the lead author of the monograph “Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System” (3rd edition) which was published by SAMHSA in 2016. In 2015 Dr. Peters served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He received a second Fulbright Specialist grant and in August-September 2017 served as a Fulbright Scholar in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with colleagues at the Universidad Catolica.  Dr. Peters was recently appointed to the Colombo Plan’s ICCE Commission and serves as Director of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities, located at the University of South Florida.