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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

Stout, P.R., Grabenauer, M., & Thomas, B.F. (2013). Advanced analytical techniques. In Kwong, T.C., Magnani, B., Rosano, T.G. & Shaw, L.M. (Eds.), The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation, 2nd Ed (pp. 477-497). Washington, DC: AACC Press.
Ropero-Miller, J.D., Huestis, M.A., & Stout, P.R. (2012). Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair: Evaluation of Concentration Ratios in Different Cocaine Sources, Drug-User Populations and Surface-Contaminated Specimens. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 36 (6):390-398.
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. (2012). Use of SPME-HS-GCMS for the Analysis of Herbal Products Containing Synthetic Cannabinoids. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 36 (5):293-302.
Thomas, B.F., Stout, P.R., Ropero-Miller, J.D., Cox, A.O., Daw, R.C., Pande, P.G., Davis, K.H., et al. (2012). The Surveillance and Detection of Designer Drugs: A New Challenge in Substance Abuse and Forensic Sciences, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 7 (Suppl. 1):S25-S25.
Strom, K.J., Hickman, M.J., Smiley McDonald, H.M., Ropero-Miller, J.D., & Stout, P.R. (2011). 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 , 2 (2):57-69.
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