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Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D., D-ABFT

Senior Research Analytical Forensic Toxicologist
RTI International
Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller joined RTI in 2004 as a Senior Research Analytical Forensic Toxicologist. She is a board-certified forensic toxicologist with Diplomate status in the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (D-ABFT). Dr. Ropero-Miller has more than 10 years of experience conducting forensic toxicology, clinical chemistry, and hair drug-testing studies. Prior to her tenure with RTI, Dr. Ropero-Miller was the Deputy Chief Toxicologist at the State of North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She is an active member of several scientific professional organizations, including the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), and The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). She serves as a laboratory inspector for the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA]) and for the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT). At RTI, Dr. Ropero-Miller has served as the Project Lead for the Pilot Hair Performance Testing Program (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA]) and as key personnel for the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP). She served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for several forensic science projects, including the Census for Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (Bureau of Justice Statistics), the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Survey for the National Violent Death Reporting System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]), and the Technology Transfer Strategies of Forensic Science R&D to the Practitioner End-User (National Institute of Justice [NIJ]). She currently serves as the Co-PI for several NIJ grant projects, including the application of the AccuTOF-DART instrument to postmortem toxicology, several projects evaluating hair testing for drugs of abuse, and development and delivery of Web-based educational materials for forensic scientists. She is also a laboratory inspector for the NLCP (SAMHSA) and for the ABFT. Her work has been published in the areas of clinical and forensic toxicology.
Date Created: July 17, 2019