She has taught courses in Research Methods, Issues in the Cessation and Prevention of Substance Abuse, and Theoretical Foundations in Health Promotion and Education. She worked in substance abuse treatment for nearly a decade, and co-authored two books on concepts in the etiology, prevention and cessation of substance abuse. Her research interested include dual process models of addictive behaviors, neurobiological systems and brain structures associated with implicit and control processes, etiology of habits, and new prevention and risk reduction strategies for addictive behaviors.
University of Southern California, PhD, 2001
California State University Los Angeles, M.A., 1994