Ty S. Schepis, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University and an Affiliate Member of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. His research examines substance use across the lifespan, with a particular focus on prescription drug misuse and on polysubstance use. His research on adolescent and young adult prescription stimulant misuse has examined relationships with mental health, physical health, and substance use, and his research has identified key prescription stimulant misuse motives, diversion sources, and processes involved in diversion. He has over 80 peer reviewed publications in journals including Addiction, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; he also edited a book on prescription drug misuse entitled, “The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention and Policy” (Praeger/ABC-Clio). His research has been supported by the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Foundation, the US National Institutes of Health, and the US Food and Drug Administration.