Dr. Sabrina Des Rosiers is a developmental psychologist and currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She earned her B.A in psychology from the University of South Florida and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Florida International University. She completed a National Institute of Health (NIH) post-doctoral research training at the University of Miami, Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Des Rosiersâ€™ research bridges developmental psychology, health psychology, and cultural psychology. The goal of her research is to provide data relevant for the development of prevention and intervention efforts that are both developmentally and contextually sensitive for culturally and ethnically diverse youth. To that end, she has applied both cross-sectional and longitudinal methodological approaches and utilized structural equation models to examine risk and protective factors at the individual, cultural, and social level for alcohol use, drug use, and other externalizing problems among minority youth. She has authored and co-authored several articles, presentations and book chapters that describe and explain processes associated with health disparities among at-risk youth.