Kerri P Peters

Kerri P Peters, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor & Behavior Analysist

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-7981
Business Email: kberard@ufl.edu

About Kerri P Peters

Dr. Kerri P. Peters earned her Masters degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas in 2007 and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2013. Dr. Peters is a Behavior Analyst for the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (UF Health CAN) and is the Clinical and Research Director of the UF Behavior Analysis Research Clinic and Consultative Services (UF BARC).

Dr. Peters’ primary area of clinical research is applied behavior analysis, with emphases in the areas of intellectual disabilities and autism, the effects of positive reinforcement, and parenting. Dr. Peters was the recipient of the Henry C. and Audrey S. Schumacher Fellowship demonstrating outstanding scientific promise. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Behavioral Development, and as a Member at Large for the Florida Association for Behavioral Analysis Executive Committee.

Accomplishments

Henry C. & Audrey S. Schumacher Dissertation Award
2013 · University of Florida, Department of Psychology
UF Department of Psychology Travel Award
2011-2012 · University of Florida, Department of Psychology
Best Applied Poster Submission
2007 · Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Student Presenter Grant
2007 · Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2010
EAB3764 Applied Behavior Analysis

Board Certifications

  • Doctorate
    Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Areas of Interest
  • Autism – resources
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder – Asperger syndrome
  • Intellectual disability

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-1325-7764

Areas of Interest
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorders

Publications

2022
An evaluation of the overjustification hypothesis: A replication of Deci (1971).
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. 22(3):258-264 [DOI] 10.1037/bar0000245.
2022
Assessment of Variables Contributing to Academic Task Engagement
Education and Treatment of Children. 45(2):135-143 [DOI] 10.1007/s43494-021-00065-z.
2022
Parents Are People Too: Implementing Empirically Based Strategies During Daily Interactions
Behavior Analysis in Practice. [DOI] 10.1007/s40617-022-00686-9. [PMID] 35342509.
2022
Training behavior analysts to conduct functional analyses using a remote group behavioral skills training package
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 55(1):290-304 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.893.
2021
A comparison of re-presentation and modified chin prompt to treat different topographies of liquid expulsion.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 54(4):1586-1607 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.872. [PMID] 34329488.
2021
Further evaluation of modified-bolus-placement methods during initial treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 54(1):287-308 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.748. [PMID] 32748439.
2020
An extension of commonly used toilet-training procedures to children with autism spectrum disorder.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 53(4):2360-2375 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.727. [PMID] 32452531.
2020
On the definition of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 53(3):1299-1303 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.701. [PMID] 32196670.
2019
Direct assessment of quality of care in an applied behavior analysis center
Behavioral Interventions. 34(4):451-465 [DOI] 10.1002/bin.1680.
2018
A multicomponent approach to thinning reinforcer delivery during noncontingent reinforcement schedules.
Journal of applied behavior analysis. 51(1):61-69 [DOI] 10.1002/jaba.427. [PMID] 29226346.
2017
A Model for Behavioral Consultation in Rural School Districts
Rural Special Education Quarterly. 36(1):5-16 [DOI] 10.1177/8756870517703404.
2017
Using differential reinforcement of a discard response to treat pica
Behavioral Interventions. 32(3):234-241 [DOI] 10.1002/bin.1483.
2014
Evaluations of the Overjustification Effect
Journal of Behavioral Education. 23(2):201-220 [DOI] 10.1007/s10864-013-9193-1.
2011
AN EVALUATION OF THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME IN KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 44(3):605-609 [DOI] 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-605. [PMID] 21941390.
2008
Evaluating a Positive Parenting Curriculum Package: An Analysis of the Acquisition of Key Skills
Research on Social Work Practice. 18(5):442-452 [DOI] 10.1177/1049731508318656.

Grants

Jul 2022 ACTIVE
UF and Florida Autism Center Clinical Quality Contract 2022-2023
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER
Apr 2022 ACTIVE
#2021-HCS-3000: Understanding the RBT Shortage in Florida and Charting a Path Forward
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEV DISABILITIES CNCL via ADMIN FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022
UF and Florida Autism Center Clinical Quality Contract 2021-2022
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
UF and Florida Autism Center Clinical Quality Contract
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER
Feb 2017 – Oct 2018
University of Florida Behavior Analysis Services
Role: Other
Funding: FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER
Jul 2016 – Jul 2018
Peer Review of Florida Autism Center: proposal for expanded collaboration.
Role: Other
Funding: FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER

Education

Post-doctoral Associate
2013-2019 · University of Florida
Ph.D. in Psychology
2013 · University of Florida
Master of Science in Behavior Analysis
2007 · University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Education
2004 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-7981
Emails:
Business:
kberard@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103424
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
PO Box 112250
GAINESVILLE FL 32611