Dace Svikis, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology; Deputy Director of the Institute for Women’s Health, and Director, AWHARE Program on Addiction and Women’s Health at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been involved in drug abuse research for > 30 years and is best known for her work in perinatal addiction. She has expertise in clinical trials of pharmacological and behavioral interventions, as well as the use of technology to bridge the research to practice gap. Dr. Svikis has > 150 publications and has served as PI on numerous federal (NIH) grants. She is committed to student and faculty mentoring. She is active in international work and serves as Co-Director of the International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS).