Dr. L-R is a Clinical Psychologist who has amassed over 175 peer-reviewed publications across her career. The majority of these publications focus on intimate partner and family violence (e.g., stalking, sexual assault, physical abuse, and the intergenerational transmission of relationship behaviors) and young adult engagement in risky, unhealthy, suicidal, and/or life-diminishing behaviors. Most recently, Dr. L-R has been working with the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. In this capacity, she has been conducting applied research with police departments, schools, and non-profit organizations. Much of her current research is community-based, focused on under-served and disadvantaged populations, and occurs while integrating mental and behavioral healthcare into primary care and other community settings. In particular, implementing, evaluating, and educating others to provide evidence-based, peace-promoting, and resiliency-enhancing interventions is a priority. At UNCC, Dr. L-R manages the THRIVE lab, consisting of three arms (THRIVE- Health, THRIVE post-sexual assault/violence; and THRIVE in Relationships).