Dr. Jacqueline Lloyd

Dr. Jacqueline Lloyd is a scientist who studies how to help people avoid drug use and drug related problems, and abuse, and how to prevent addiction including drug-related HIV transmission.  Before working at NIDA, Jacqueline worked and taught at a university, did drug prevention trainings, and worked as a social worker with children, youth and families. Even though her favorite subjects in school were Spanish and math, Jacqueline always had an interest in “prevention” and discovering what really works to help people and prevent drug and behavioral health problems. One thing she enjoys about her work is helping scientists develop their research ideas, and getting young people interested in science. Outside of work, Jacqueline enjoys traveling, experiencing new cultures, as well as bike riding, dancing (especially salsa!) and just being outdoors, especially during the summertime.