Jeri Ropero-Miller

Senior Research Forensic Scientist


  • PhD, Forensic Toxicology, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • BA, Chemistry (cum laude), Wesleyan College.

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Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller is a Principal Investigator (PI) and Senior Research Forensic Scientist for RTI International’s Center for Forensic Sciences. She is a Board-certified Forensic Toxicologist with Diplomate status on the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (F-ABFT). She has more than 20 years of experience conducting research, training, technology transfer, and evaluations in forensic science and criminal justice.

Her current projects include the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE, for the National Institute of Justice, NIJ), the National Laboratory Certification Program (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, SAMHSA), and the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA). Dr. Ropero-Miller has supported other projects, including the Census for Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (for the Bureau of Justice Statistics), the 2007 Survey of Law Enforcement Forensic Evidence Processing (NIJ), the Technology Transfer Strategies of Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) to the Practitioner End-User (NIJ), and several web-based continuing education and forensic training programs that offer low- or no-cost training to forensic scientists and ancillary professionals (NIJ, Office for Victims of Crime, OVC). Her work has been extensively published in the areas of clinical and forensic toxicology, including a Chapter in the 2012 Forensic Science: Current Issues, Future Directions.

Prior to her tenure with RTI, she served as the Deputy Chief Toxicologist at the State of North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the the Forensic Sciences Foundation of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the ABFT, and is the Executive Secretary for the Scientific Area Committee of Chemistry/ Instrumental Analysis (National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST).