Some fun facts about me…I once tried to nail a worm to a board so I could better understand how they worked (at the same time my dad was making me put them on a hook to fish) and my parents gave me a sand shark they caught (frozen) and when I cut it open, it had been pregnant! Curious! Ok – now for some more of what you expected when you visited here. I was a clinical social worker and director of family support, with multiple programs under me, for a large agency serving people with ASD before returning to school to complete my PhD. My MSW and PhD are from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, a powerhouse for social work and public health. I also earned a graduate certificate in management, and the PhD in social work was multidisciplinary, and for me, funded by an NIMH predoctoral fellowship. I worked for Dr. Enola Proctor and then Dr. Arlene Stiffman, two fantastic people and mentors. My dissertation was funded by an R03 from NIDA. For my postdoc, I attended Washington University School of Medicine, in Psychiatry in Dr. Cottler’s Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group,. As part of my postdoc, I earned a masters degree in psychiatric epidemiology. I’ve been working with Dr. Cottler since then, becoming faculty at WUSM until coming to UF in 2011. I conduct research through HealthStreet, with Dr. Cottler, and in my own group.