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Peter R. Stout

Senior Research Forensic Scientist

Peter Stout, PhD, has more than 10 years of experience in forensic urine drug testing, postmortem toxicology, and human performance testing laboratories. He is a licensed laboratory director for New York and Tennessee. He has served as a responsible person of a federally certified urine drug-testing laboratory and as director of a U.S. Navy Drug Screening Laboratory. Dr. Stout is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, an American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) fellow, and the past chair of the Toxicology Section of AAFS. He also serves as a laboratory inspector for the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) and for the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. At RTI, he has served as the project leader for the Pilot Oral Fluid Performance Testing Program and as key personnel for the NLCP. He is currently developing a spectral database for the AccuTOF Direct Analysis in Real Time to postmortem toxicology.


PhD, Toxicology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines; BA, Biology (summa cum laude), University of Colorado at Boulder.

Latest Publications

Advanced analytical techniques
Kwong, T.C., Magnani, B., Rosano, T.G. & Shaw, L.M. (Eds.) (Jan 2013)
Use of SPME-HS-GCMS for the Analysis of Herbal Products Containing Synthetic Cannabinoids — Journal of Analytical Toxicology
Cox, A.O., Daw, R.C., Mason, M.D., Grabenauer, M., Pande, P.G., Davis, K.H., Wiley, J.L., Stout, P.R., Thomas, B.F., et al. (Jun 2012)
The Surveillance and Detection of Designer Drugs: A New Challenge in Substance Abuse and Forensic Sciences — Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Thomas, B.F., Stout, P.R., Ropero-Miller, J.D., Cox, A.O., Daw, R.C., Pande, P.G., Davis, K.H., et al. (Apr 2012)
Crime laboratory personnel as criminal justice decision makers: A study of controlled substance case processing in ten jurisdictions — Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal
Strom, K.J., Hickman, M.J., Smiley McDonald, H.M., Ropero-Miller, J.D., & Stout, P.R. (Jul 2011)
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