Brendolyn Baily-Burch, M.S., MACSAPP, is a Research Associate with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has 15 years of experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention research and services in communities of color. As an investigator, she has been awarded six federal grants to deliver programs and services to African American communities disproportionately affected by substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Her experience also includes extensive work in HIV prevention from an inter-generational perspective, with African American girls and their female guardians, and cultural competency as related to substance use. She has also overseen the implementation of program evaluation plans.