Dr. Peter Roma

Dr. Pete Roma is Director of the Applied Behavioral Biology Unit at the Institutes for Behavior Resources (IBR) where he oversees the scientific development and daily operations of laboratory and operational studies of small group behavior and performance. Dr. Roma is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Biology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds collaborative appointments at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. For the human spaceflight program, Dr. Roma is a Co-Investigator on an NSBRI-funded project exploring the risk factors involved in intra- and inter-group communication, team performance, and psychosocial adaptation and to develop monitoring tools and countermeasures for long-duration missions. In addition to experimental behavior analysis, his broad training and interests include behavioral pharmacology, sleep & fatigue research, animal behavior, neuroscience, and behavioral genetics. Through his involvement in science over the past decade, Dr. Roma has authored or co-authored over 25 published articles, book chapters, and technical reports, over 50 scientific conference presentations, served as an invited peer-reviewer for 12 scientific research journals, and provided expert commentary for Discover Magazine and Scientific American.

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