Dr. Bethany Deeds

Dr. Bethany Deeds helps manage programs related to why people get addicted to drugs, how to prevent it and how to treat them, and is an interdisciplinary scientist, which means she has expertise in several scientific fields. Dr. Deeds is interested in understanding how the social environment (where we work, play, learn, and live) effects substance use and abuse and by what means it can be translated into prevention interventions. She is also the program official for the ABCD Study which observes what affects kids’ brain development as they grow up and how that impacts their daily life. Dr. Deeds went to high school in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. When she is not enjoying her work life, you can find her enjoying her personal life—watching science fiction with her husband, crafting with her daughter, and weight lifting.