Laura J. Holt, Ph.D. is Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, a small liberal arts institution in Hartford, CT. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University in 2007, where she obtained specialized training in addictions treatment and research. She continued this work on internship at Yale University School of Medicine and then as a postdoctoral resident at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She has been on the faculty at Trinity College for 14 years and enjoys mentoring undergraduates and teaching courses in psychopathology, adolescence, community psychology, self-regulation, and addiction. Dr. Holt’s research focuses on etiological determinants of substance use behaviors, such as prescription drug misuse and nicotine/cannabis vaping, and the development and refinement of interventions to reduce substance misuse and its consequences in emerging adults. She has published in journals such as Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of American College Health, and Substance Use and Misuse, and is currently overseeing a multisite clinical trial focused on the prevention of prescription stimulant misuse and diversion funded by the US National Institutes of Health.