John Petrila, JD, LLM
Mr. Petrila's research interests include ethical and legal issues in health care, therapeutic courts, the use of coercion and leverage in community care settings, and financing of behavioral health care. Mr. Petrila has conducted training at the University of South Florida on confidentiality and privacy of health care information. He received the University of South Florida President's Award for Faculty Excellence in 2003 and a Fulbright Scholar's Award in 2010 to lecture and conduct research on forensic and mental health law issues at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
- Professor, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
- Professor, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
- Director, Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center in the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
- JD, 1976, University of Virginia, School of Law
- LLM, 1977, University of Virginia, School of Law, Mental Health Law
- Stiles, P.G., & Petrila, J. (2011). Research and confidentiality: Legal issues and risk management strategies. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0022507
- Petrila, J., Haynes, D., Guo, J., Fisher, W., Dion, C., & Springer, N. (2011). Medicaid enrollment rates among individuals arrested in the State of Florida prior to and at the time of arrest. Psychiatric Services, 62, 93-96.
- Petrila, J., & Swanson, J. (2010). Law, mental illness, and a public health law research agenda. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Research Project.
- Petrila, J. (2010). Rights-based legalism and the limits of mental health law: The United States experience. In McSherry, B., & Weller, P. (eds). Rethinking rights-based mental health laws. Oxford: Hart.