I have a broad background in health education, with specific training and expertise in school and adolescent health issues and a focus in workforce training, professional development, and continuing education. My research includes program implementation effects, including the impacts on youth and adolescents as well as the workforce delivering the programs. As PI or Co-Investigator on several externally funded grants, I have laid the ground work to better understand health education post-secondary training relevant to the school-based educators and administrators, and by establishing strong ties with school entities (schools and districts) that will make it possible to recruit and track participants over time as documented in the following publications. I've successfully administered projects (e.g. staffing, research protections, budget), collaborated with others and produced several peer-reviewed publications related to school health and professional development. As a result of these previous experiences, I am aware of the importance of frequent communication among project members and of constructing a realistic research plan, timeline, and budget.