Dr. Belgrave is Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Founding Director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention. Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of drug and HIV prevention among African Americans and other ethnic minorities. Dr. Belgrave’s research also focuses on the role of culture and context in prevention interventions and on gender and female related issues. Much of her work has been conducted with undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with community based organizations. Dr. Belgrave has published extensively including over 75 articles and book chapters, four books, and is an invited speaker on the topics of African American culture, gender issues, and community based research. Dr. Belgrave has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. These include (among others) the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, VCU’s outstanding teaching award, the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychological Association Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contribution Award, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Addie Jane Key Prevention Award. Dr. Belgrave considers it an honor and privilege to teach the next generation of scholars, activists, and people who will make a difference in the lives of others locally and globally.