Peter Antal, PhD

Research Associate


  • Ph.D., Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware, 2005
  • M.P.A., University of Delaware, 1998
  • B.S., Psychology and Human Development, University of Delaware, 1995

Professional Background

Peter Antal, Ph.D. joined the Institute on Disability in 2004 with a focus on providing a diverse range of evaluation and research support to the organization. Current areas of focus include: supporting improvements in the fields of mental health, genetics, leadership, staff competencies, early care and education, youth development, and transportation. Since 2007, he has led the implementation of New Hampshire's public mental health survey, resulting in heightened public awareness of mental health issues, improvements in strategic planning efforts among state and center staff, improved oversight of center contracts, and changes in how some services are offered. Across his projects, Dr. Antal adopts a collaborative approach which brings together the perspectives of multiple stakeholders (both organizations and individuals) to share ideas, develop consensus, and to collaborate resources to ensure that the mission and objectives of each endeavor are met to the fullest extent possible.


This New England Regional Genetics Network program intends to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions (including congenital and metabolic disorders); and to improve the quality of coordinated and comprehensive genetic services to children and their families. The purpose of the Regional Genetics Networks is to:
Workforce development is a critical element in the creation and sustainability of an effective cross-sector, interdisciplinary System of Care for children and youth with behavioral health concerns and their families. The NH Children’s Behavioral Health Workforce Development Network was formed in 2009 with the specific task to develop Core Competencies.
The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.
RENEW is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. 

Peter Antal
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Institute on Disability
57 Regional Drive, Unit 8
Concord, NH 03301