Dr. Belinda Sims is a developmental psychologist and works in NIDA's prevention research branch. At NIDA, she works with researchers from around the country who develop and test drug abuse prevention interventions for early childhood through the preteen years, including prenatal and infancy periods. Also, her research portfolio includes studies that look at how to get successful drug abuse prevention programs picked up and implemented in real word settings and systems like schools, communities, child welfare, health care, and others. She has one child who is a senior this year. She can’t wait for graduation day!