New Research Scientist Joins FRI

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Erica Peters has accepted a position as an Assistant Research Scientist at FRI. Dr. Peters is a clinical psychologist specializing in treatment efficacy, human laboratory, and natural history studies for marijuana and tobacco cessation. Her research aims are to: (1) enhance behavioral interventions for marijuana dependence, (2) identify factors that interfere with marijuana cessation, (3) understand the combined effects of marijuana and tobacco use, and (4) promote tobacco cessation among high-risk populations. Dr. Peters has provided empirically-supported treatments to adults and young adults with substance and alcohol use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and pain. From 2006 to 2008, she served on the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board, a state board that oversees the independent evaluation of the Vermont Tobacco Control Program. Dr. Peters received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is licensed to practice psychology in Maryland and is a member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and American Psychological Association. FRI is extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Peters and wishes her a prosperous career with the organization.