Denise Haynie, Ph.D., M.P.H., is staff scientist in the Prevention Research Branch and has been with the branch since 1993. She earned her doctorate from the Catholic University of America and her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research interests are adolescent health behavior. Currently, she is working on the NEXT Generation Health Study, a 7-year longitudinal assessment of health behavior among youth through the transition from high school to college and/or work. She has done work on intervention prevention program development and evaluation.