Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). As a recognized expert in child maltreatment and trauma, she testified before Congress and led a special expert consultation to South Africa in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State. Her scientific expertise includes: early child neurodevelopment, substance abuse, psychopathology, trauma and violence, child maltreatment, pediatric clinical and translational research, and minority health and health disparities. Dr. Boyce is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and received the APA Meritorious Research Service Citation and Society for Clinical Psychology’s Lifetime Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Clinical Psychology. She has been recognized for exceptional service from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy and NIH Office of the Director.